SURVIVOR

5 - 22 October 2020

 

SURVIVOR is Dinko Stoev’s second exhibition in Stubel Gallery. The artist presents works created over the past year. The themes, the characters, the palette in white, red, blue, and black – that is the expressive, recognizable style of Dinko Stoev, as anxious, tormented, searching, and jarring as always.

 

The artist shares that with the landscapes of Sofia - recognizable landmark buildings and a huge "holiday" tree, his difficult passage as an artist through the so-called transition (to a market economy) acquires a new character – Santa Claus, through whom his anxiety and disappointment are amplified. This image, in Stoev’s opinion, is a purely commercial product that could die in one way or another, but in the current exhibition, the familiar character eats his reindeer to survive in the snowy wilderness. This is how I create new meaningful connections. He is a Survivor.

 

Born in 1958 in Sofia, Dinko Stoev graduated in painting at the National Academy of Art (class of Prof. Ivan Kirkov). In 1994 he participated in a specialization at the Bath School of Art and Design made possible by the British Council. He has taken part in more than 20 group exhibitions in Bulgaria, the UK, Germany, and France. Among his latest solo appearances are his exhibition in Rayko Aleksiev Gallery (2017) and at the Autumn Salon in Plovdiv (2019).

 

Dinko Stoev’s artworks are in the collections of the Bulgarian National Art Gallery, as well as many private galleries and collections in Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan.

 

In 2018, Dinko Stoev received the national award for painting “Zahari Zograf”.

 

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