“ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS”
The number of collectors and admirers of Christo-Art is constantly growing and it`s well represented across the Europe; for example: Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Bulgaria and Sweden, as well as in America, USA and Canada!
Born 1968 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Christo Kuzmanov graduated in Architecture and Fine Art 1991. Later on he studied in Art Academy in S:t Petersburg.
Christo has had a tremendous success since his premiere exhibition in 1992 in Gothenburg, den Stockholm and New York…
Montserrat Gallery, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
Art Now Gallery, C&CO Art Room, Sweden
The Art Museum Gothenburg - December Saloon 1994, Sweden
A-Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
Archeological Museum Varna - 1999, Bulgaria
Active Art, Bulgaria 2001
Bulgarian Embassy Stockholm 2006, Sweden
Gothenburg Art Fair 2007, Sweden
Artviile 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark
BG Culture Center, Berlin, Tyskland
Artville Berlin 2008, Tyskland
Gallery Backlund, December 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden
Gallery Seasons, October 2010, Sofia Bulgaria
Christos’ latest series, consisting of some fascinating new paintings, marks a hallmark of his Post Modern period. “Mixed-Media” expose the brilliant glowing qualities of contemporary medium as he manages to give the colors a vibrant intensity and live that resembles the powerfulness of classic paintings. Those paintings, together with his stunning oils, watercolors and mixed media of previous years become Christos’ remarkable ”More real than what they are”!
How to recycle ourselves, when we are so burn-out, How to get rid of the mental block?
How to get rid of the labels? How to throw away the unnecessary ballast, to get the right inner balance? Recycle the waste, to create a core again ...
Game of words, game of meanings.
Cycle - Recycle – Loop - Purification - Communion
Let's crush our live, throw it into the waste bin, then pull it out, smooth it, assemble it, rediscover it - RECYCLE it.
Nowadays it’s so fancy to live bio, to be organic, to recycle, to be vegetarians, vegans, and aliens.
To be organic and to recycle is to be cool today, something like a new kind of religion.
But have we ever tried to recycle ourselves?
To throw out the dirtiness, the poison, the toxic out of our soul, brain and body. And yet to leave the bright, powerful, positive part of us. To experience a self guided reincarnation.
The aggressiveness and dynamicity of everyday life in which we do not even have the need anymore to stop for a sec and ask ourselves “Hey, Heart of mine, how are you today”.
The attention that we have to pay to our basic everyday needs, to be so vigilant of the consumption of our basic food, confuses us so much, that we start to label everything, even ourselves. We are walking labels. Organic labels.
To turn back to our roots. Is that possible?
The shock of the “new time”, the scandal of the everyday life, and the loss of the personality are a symbol of another reality. A reality that lacks tolerance for ourselves.
How do we survive in the dynamics of this new kind of reality.
How often do we turn inward to ourselves, seeking, re-discovering, where from, so invincible the environment is trying to keep us away.
Recycle is an “appeal to ourselves”.
There are no ready answers in Liana's works. There is a philosophical-artistic exploration in highly expressive paintings. As a contemporary visual artist, its essence lies in the bold movement, the discovery of new forms of expression that cross the usual boundaries.
About the author:
Liana Dimitrova is born in Varna in 1981. She graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia in 2003, majoring in Book and Print Design and Illustration. She has 4 solo exhibitions and numerous participations in group exhibitions of contemporary art and festivals across Europe, North America and Asia. She has lived and worked in Africa and Canada as well Liana has specialized in Perugia – Italy, Cuenca - Spain and Toronto - Canada. Currently, she works in Sofia as a art director and designer of numerous projects.
Exhibitions and festivals:
2018 - Group exhibition – Arosita Gallery for contemporary art, Sofia Bulgaria
2017 - Solo exhibition – A&G Art Meeting Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2015 - Solo exhibition - State Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2015 - Group exhibition - Resonance Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2015 - Group exhibition - Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany
2015 - Group exhibition - Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Vienna, Austria
2014 - 9th edition of the August Biennale for Contemporary Art, Varna
State Gallery, Bulgaria
2014 - Group exhibition - Resonance Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2013 - Art-Forum in Banat, Romania
2013 - Group exhibition - Graphite Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2013 - Group exhibition - Bulart Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2013 - "The New 100" - Resonance Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2013 - "Hospital for Love" – Raiko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 – Contempo Contemporary Art Festival, solo exhibition, Eva Gallery
2012 - 20 years of the International Festival for Contemporary Art
"Process-Space", 6 Shipka Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 - Drawings / Installation - Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2011 - Section 13, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 – Group exhibition, Industrial 11 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2010 - Group exhibition - Section 13, Industrial Gallery 11, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 - "Hypertonia" / installation - Arosita Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 – Performance at the Night of Museums and Galleries,
6 Shipka Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 - Solo exhibition - Lick Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 - Group exhibition - Section 13, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2008 - Group exhibition, International Festival, Patkovaca, Bosnia
2008 - Group exhibition - International Festival of Contemporary Art,
2007 - Group exhibition - Masterpiece Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007 - Group exhibition - International Festival of Contemporary Art,
2006 - Group exhibition - "Proces - Space" International Festival of
Contemporary Art, Balchik, Bulgaria
2005 - Group exhibition - Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, Calgary, Canada
2004 - Group exhibition Festival of Contemporary Visual Arts,
Sredetz Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 - Group exhibition - Symposium of Contemporary Painting,
Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
2003 – Group exhibition "Landscape" - Art in Bulgaria
2002 - International group exhibition "Book - Object" - Belgium, USA,
2001 – Group exhibition - "Inside Out" International Festival of
Contemporary Art "Process – Space", State gallery of Rousse, Bulgaria
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