Galya Blagoeva’s solo exhibition at Vaska Emanouilova Gallery presents a project that has been developed by the artist since 2016. According to the curator Krassimir Iliev “Galya Blagoeva’s plastic language is easily discernible. It is characterised by dire asceticism, refined delicacy and … silence. It encloses spaces in planes, giving up the most important quality of sculpture – its three-dimensionality. Through her works, one can see all of the surroundings, but the entire possible “noise” from visitors cannot penetrate the fragile frames. Emptiness is sacred, she whispers to us, through the rather small strings, and no one can touch it. Step quietly and don’t speak. And then, perhaps, you will hear the sound of the clap of a single hand …”
Galya Blagoeva (b. 1987 in Sofia, Bulgaria) lives and works in Sofia. She completed her MA in Sculpture at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia in 2015. She has participated in a series of sculpture exhibition with a group of like-minded artists, mostly from Prof. Angel Stanev’s class, such as Project 42, Hristo Tsokev Gallery, Gabrovo, 2015; Masters of Arts in Sculpture 2016, Vladimir Dimitrov – Maystora Gallery, Kyustendil, 2016; Studio 42 – Sculpture Exhibition, in the space for literature exhibitions at 26, Schönhauser Allee and at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany, 2017. Galya Blagoeva was the initiator of Visions and Reflections, Resonance Gallery, Plovdiv, 2018. She participated in joint exhibitions such as 120th Anniversary of the Sculpture Department at NAA, Veliko Tarnovo and Silistra, 2016 - 2017; the UBA National Sculpture Exhibitions, Sofia; and The Dispute About Reality II (curators: P. Tsanev, K. Vasilev, S. Pamukchiev), Rayko Aleksiev Gallery, Sofia, 2018.