CHRONICLES OF CONTEMPLATION

12 - 29 February 2024

 

CHRONICLES OF CONTEMPLATION

 

Manya Vaptsarova

 

 

On February 12, 2024, CHRONICLES OF CONTEMPLATION – an exhibition of graphics by Manya Vaptsarova – will open at STUBEL Gallery.

The idea for this creative project was born from the desire to understand the fabric of the present, listening to the sensations of reality and illusion that define the attitude toward this world, and bound with many challenges.

Part of the creative process involves looking at works created over the years and rethinking them in a new and different context, in which they are inscribed through fragmentation, manipulation, recomposition and further development in a direction that presents them as multi-layered palimpsests or compositions with a repetitive rhythm.In the coordinate system of peace and quiet land images, forms, states, relationships, which can be manifested both through experimentation with traditional and digital dynamic visual media and through video projection of animated fragments of painted images.

“In this context, the viewer could become empathetic to the contemplation, the sense of an absence of time that accompanies the process of creating the exhibition.The intention is to achieve a sense of interaction with elements of nature or traces and signs of civilization through positive visual stimuli and the accumulation and interweaving of perceptions.

Known to our audience as one of the great masters of graphics, Manya Vaptsarova needs no introduction.With her interesting visual solutions and technological professionalism in large-format intaglio graphics over the years, the artist has long been a recognizable author – a graphic artist with an established style.

For me, this exhibition poses a fundamental problem.It provokes reflections on the boundary between classical graphic techniques and digital technologies.It also testifies to the desire of quite a few artists today, in the field of globalized visual production, to leave the canons of traditional graphics in search of more diverse possibilities for its presentation,” writes the curator of the exhibition Dr. Milena Balcheva-Bozhkova.

The author

Manya Vaptsarova