Dear Friends, it has been a while… forgive my inconsistency! While the desire to write about artistic events and work that interest me is as usual boundless – time seems to be the only limitation. However – for those of you who enjoy these writings, that come from the heart of my love for Art , I am restarting my writing with this post– about a Bulgarian artist, whose work has crossed boundaries. I have always wanted to devote special posts to my Facebook ‘discoveries’. Some of these Artists are unbelievable. Susanne Kessler ( a sophisticated installation Artist from Germany ), Philip Geist, Ross Ashton ( brilliant Multimedia artists from Germany and Great Britain ) , Cliff Garten ( a California Public Artist with incredible visions) to name a few. These artists have something in common – they are absolutely brilliant! And inspirational!
As I promised in the beginning – I only show you artists who have in some way astounded me and inspired me. That is a promise I will keep! So before I resort to presenting each an every one of them in time, allow me to present you a very talented and masterful BOGDAN ALEXANDROV, whose latest work, that was exhibited in Yuzina Gallery(2013) – I also encountered on Facebook. The genuineness of his vision is undisputed. His latest exhibition in Sofia has created quite a sensation. It id here – on the West coast by means of digital media. The large canvases by Bogdan Alexandrov convey a certain mood, that seems to captivate the viewer and leave a lasting impression. And makes us think. Makes us relate to the people in the images. ” What are they thinking? What are they talking about…? “After these questions fade away , we discover that it does not really matter. What matters is – that these paintings have captured a moment in time – that will never happen again. The eternal ‘now” as the Zen philosophy points it. The only moment that actually exists.
Regarding his method, in Mr.Alexandrov’s own words: ” Nowadays , people document life with greater ease than ever.” Says the Artist. ” Equipped with new technology, reporters, filmmakers and artists are “capturing” images constantly. The digital medium transmits images in a format, where the image is reduced to a time code and is modified by the imperfections of he optical systems being used.” These imperfections have been superimposed and intelligently used as the foundation of his method, that is difficult to define – by creating the illusion of the movement, without the still frames…
The Artist: “In my works I depict the characters by synthesizing multimedia images in a series of transitional transparencies. Their hands, faces, gestures and movements are in a state in which the conventional two-dimensions representational painting is replaced by the dynamic of the movement.”
The Artist Bogdan Alexandrov lives and works in Bulgaria, his website and his blog are: http://bogdanaleksandrov.blogspot.com/
For Your Viewing Experience – Below is Bogdan Alexandrovs List of Exhibits
Bogdan Aleksandrov, Born in 1960, Vidin, Bulgaria.
1989 – “St. Cyril and Methodius” University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria,
M.A. in Fine Art Painting.Lives and works in Vidin, Bulgaria.
2012 “Purgatorium”, Rayko Aleksiev gallery, Sofia, BG. Curator Desislava Moneva.
2012 “Creation from nothing”, St. st. Cyril and Methodius University Veliko Turnovo, BG. Curator Georghi Minchev.
2012 “Local cooling”, Gallery L’Union, Plovdiv, (BG), painting.
2010 “Panta rei”, painting, Novi Sad, Serbia.
2010 “Noise”, Sofia City Gallery, Sofia,(BG), painting, sound installation.
2008 “Entrebaillement” Cite International Des Arts, Paris, France, Video projection and performance
2008 “mixed”, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, (BG), digital print, painting, video,drawings.
2007 “Initial E”, Gallery L’Union, Plovdiv, (BG), Video installation, work on handmade Japanese paper.
2007 “Replacement” , Nikola Petrov Gallery, Vidin (BG), painting and video projection, curator Gordon Carter
2006 “Residual image”, Narodni muzej, Zajchar, Serbia
2005 “Residual image”, Stara Capetanjia Art Gallery, Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
2003 “Anthropomorphous version”, National Art Gallery, Sofia (BG)
2002 “My Glagolitsa”, painting, Sofia Art Gallery, London (UK)
2001 “Shores”, painting, King’s Head Gallery, Presteign, Wales (UK)
1999 “Metamorphoses of the Instant”, painting and plastic arts, “Art 36″ Art Gallery, Sofia (BG)
1997 “DURE” Art Gallery, Timishoara, Romania
1997 “Stalbata” Art Gallery, Sofia (BG)
1994 Painting, “Spectra” Art Gallery, Veliko Tarnovo; “Ilia Beshkov” Art Gallery, Pleven (BG)
1993 “Agora” Art Gallery, Reshitza, Romania
1993 Painting & Drawing, Art Museum, Kalafat, Romania
1992 Painting, “Nikola Petrov” Art Gallery, Vidin (BG)
1990 Painting & Drawing, Higher Institute of Architecture, Sofia (BG)
1990 “Version of Progress”, Kinetic installation, Higher Institute of Architecture, Sofia (BG)