site.btaFive Bulgarian Artists Present Their Works about Women
Five Bulgarian artists are presenting works dedicated to women at the Anel Museum-Gallery. The opening will be on February 7 and the exhibition will last until March 10, organizers said.
The works are by Valentin Starchev, Vihroni Popnedelev, Ivaylo Mirchev, Marko Markov and Nikolay Yanakiev. "With March 8 approaching, I decided to choose several Bulgarian painters and sculptors who include in their artistic repertoire that of the woman in her multiplicity," commented the curator prof. Aksinia Djurova
She views the woman as one of the most permanent objects in art, and the incarnations of the contemporary woman surpass everything by which this notion has been defined so far. Djurova has selected five artists with different visions of the woman.
Prof. Valentin Starchev (1935) works in the field of sculpture and easel sculpture. He works with various materials and builds decorative and monumental compositions in synthesis with architecture. He is the author of dozens of monuments, decorative panels and sculptural compositions. Valentin Starchev has organized solo exhibitions in Bulgaria (Sofia, Stara Zagora, Sozopol, Lovech, Plovdiv), Austria (Vienna), Denmark (Copenhagen), France (Paris), Japan, Latvia.
Prof. Vihroni Popnedelev (1953) is a painter and lecturer at the National Academy of Art and laureate of the Zachary Zograf National Prize for Painting. He has over 100 solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.
Prof. Zaga Zagor is the author of over 100 works. Ivaylo Mirchev (1954) is a lecturer at the Painting Department of the National School of Fine Arts. He works in pencil, watercolour and gouache. He has presented numerous solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands).
Marko Markov (1946) was born in Sofia, where he graduated from the National School of Fine Arts. In 1975 he started participating in the general art exhibitions of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. He has had more than 50 solo exhibitions in Europe, Africa and Latin America, always combining sculpture with drawings. He taught drawing at the Caracas Academy, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, and at the academies of Arnhem and Wageningen, where he retired. He founded his own school of sculpture in Sovicille, Siena 20 years ago.
Nikolay Yanakiev (1954) lives and works in Sofia and Paris. He has participated in international biennials, symposia and exhibitions in Bulgaria, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria, Italy.