The Artist and the Sea

24 February - 13 March 2020

On February 24th, an exhibition of Stefan Markov, “The Artist and the Sea”, will open at Stubel Gallery. Born in Burgas in 1940, Markov studied at the French Pension,and in 1967, he graduated in Graphic Art from the National Art Academy (Class of Prof. Evtim Tomov). The sea, the guitar, the songs of Georges Brassens,and his exceptional sense of moderation completed the artist’s natural talent, helping himto create a personal, easily recognizable style in Graphics and illustration, and later in drawing and painting.

For almost 25 years Stefan Markov’s name was tied to the design of LIK (Literature, art, culture) magazine, while his illustrations of „Notes on Bulgarian Uprisings” by Zahari  Stoyanov and “The Canterbury Tales” by Chaucer were among his greatest achievementsas an illustrator. Stefan Markov had more than 30 solo exhibitions in Sofia, Tokyo, Osaka, Lisbon, Helsinki, Moscow, Seattle, Paris, Berlin, etc.

Markov was the recipient of numerous awards, including “Boris Angelushev” award (1986), a silver plaque from the International Biennialof Graphic Art in Varna (1991 and 1997), an honorary diploma from the International contest “El Ferrol” in Spain (1989 and 1991), and the jury’s prize at both the Graphic Biennial in Maastricht, Holland (1993) and the International Triennial of Graphic Art in Cairo, Egypt (1997).

Stefan Markov passed away in 2000; today, an award in his name is presented annually to a young graphic artist at the exhibition “Small Graphic Forms”.

The present exposition features artworks created between 1990 and 2000: graphics, aquarelle on handmade paper, and paintings.

The curator of the exhibition is Ruja Marinska.

You may see the exhibition through March 13th

 

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