Curator: Daniela Radeva
In its final edition for 2017, the Meeting Point Programme of Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents the newest works of artist Stanimir Genov. The exhibition presents a comprehensive project under the general title Bouquet. It brings together paintings created over the last year which will be shown for the first time.
Stanimir Genov is among the most active Bulgarian artists of the young generation. After graduating in Painting from the National Academy of Art in 2006, he worked with installation, video and sound for several years. During this time he took part in two group exhibitions curated by Vladiya Mihaylova and arranged in Vaska Emanouilova Gallery – Reactions (2012) and Points of Intersection (2008). In 2012 the artist resumed painting and it has since been his main medium of expression. This year he is invited to present his first solo show of paintings within the Meeting Point Programme.
Stanimir Genov works mostly with painting but he simultaneously experiments vastly with various media, materials and techniques. In his paintings, frames sometimes transform into details of the work of art itself. Or the paintings are connected as parts of an installation. He developed this project using oil paints, watercolours and colour chalk, as well as employing different techniques of building abstract images and applying paint. He also chooses carefully the titles of his works and thus they are given an important role as part of the work of art. The title “Bouquet” is expressive of the artist’s wish to use the word both literally and figuratively, and to expand its possible interpretations.