Union of Bulgarian Artists exhibitions / archive
Opening - 12th of October, 18 p.m.
Opening - 10th of October, 6.30 p.m.
The famous artist of fantastic stories, illustrator and cartoonist Petar Stanimirov presents his illustrations of The Ring of the Nibelung (Kibea Publishing House). The last 4th book of the series came out not long ago. The story based on the libretto, on which Richard Wagner composes his spectacular musical-dramatic epos. For four years, the artist created 250 illustrations on the story of the book, which is not exactly the same, written by the composer himself, but it is a not as grim and tragic version as the original is.
Opening - 6th of October, 6 p.m.
Krum Damyanov presents his latest works at the Raiko Alexiev Gallery from 6th to 27th of October. The exhibition is a kind of proof of the author's love for the experiment with the form and the different materials. Having touched on everything that can be created, the sculptor now turns to the colorful aluminum from which he recreates his favorite heroes. Compositions and individual pieces will be shown - interpretations of favorites of the author's old themes and images as well as new ones.
The exhibition is on the occasion of the author's 80th anniversary, and with it he unfolds yet another aspect of his multifaceted talent, provoking viewers with his art, showing them a different look at the form and its sculpture.
Opening - 13th of September, 6 p.m.
Branimir Antonov does not refer to his exhibitions just as he does not name his works, but numbers them. Each new piece of work is the stage of a process of search and entry into itself.
In his exhibition he presents 28 abstract works in his characteristic technique.
Opening - 1st of September, 6-8 p.m.
This exhibition is planned by the artist as jubilee. Selected at almost random, in his words, the works are from different creative periods and represent a small part of his collection of nearly 2000 paintings.
Lubomir Savinov was born on 2nd of September 1941 in Sofia. In 1970, he graduated Decorative and Monumental Painting at the National Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Prof. Georgi Bogdanov.
Opening - 14th of July, 6.30 p.m.
The word kitsch and the word wall rug in our language are like two sisters. They run inseparably from one to another. It is so impregnated, so it is planted in our heads. That's why today we don't look with a good eye to wall rugs. They are thrown out of the garbage and stigmatized as stagnant.
Opening - 13th of June, 6 p.m.
The artist Nikolai Staykovski was born on 11th of May 1956 in Pleven.
A big part of his early print art works are spiritually and thematically related to the national cultural and historical heritage. The great past and its relics - Eneolithic ceramics and female "idols", medieval and Renaissance churches and monasteries, cities and fortresses, heroes and saints turn into inspiration and creative challenge for this outstanding master of the high-print engraving with a bright and distinctive handwriting.
Staykovski's work is bright and positive, highly professional, understandable and meaningful.
Opening - 11th of July, 6 p.m.
Hristo Yonkov is one of the most famous contemporary ceramics with much participation in national and international exhibitions, plain-airs, ceramic symposiums. Recently is name was related with the High School for Applied Arts in Troyan where he was a director for many years.
The exhibition „Clay forest“ is dedicated to his 70th anniversary and it is a part of the International Contemporary Ceramic Festival. The works in it are created during the last five years and they are inspired from the nature and the architecture.
Opening - 4th of July, 6 p.m.
Ivan Manoylov was born on 7th of March 1943 in Lom. He works in the field of landscape, portrait and figural composition.
His works are owned by the National Art Gallery and galleries in Smolyan, Blagoevgrad, Rousse, Dobrich, Vratsa, Montana, Lom, as well as in private collections in Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Greece, England, USA, Israel, Argentina and others.
Member of the UBA since 1982.
Opening - 23th of June, 6 p.m.
This exhibition is a retrospective of the work of the artist Violeta Grivishka-Taneva.
The exhibition includes prints and drawings created during her long creative journey - from the beginning of the 1960s to 2017. There will be presented works from the collections of Iliya Beshkov Art Gallery - Pleven, Sofia City Art Gallery, UBA, as well as unshown works from the author's personal collection.
The thoughtful beginning is a hallmark of the work of Violeta Grivishka. Implemented in a variety of graphic techniques and materials, with accurately painted and clear detail, her prints bring us into a cosmic, ritual, symbolic space, where the rational themes of mythology and Christian religion, folk traditions, parables, and legends get a modern graphic expression.