9 - 25 May 2023



Painting Exhibition by Yavora Petrova

May 9–25, 2023

Vernissage: May 9, 5:00–8:00 PM


                                                                                    “Choose only one Master – Nature.”



On May 9, 2023, Yavora Petrova will open her third exhibition in Stubel Gallery. This time, her paintings are united by the theme of nature – nature as an object of contemplation, as a spiritual healer and inexhaustible source of happiness. Speaking about her source of inspiration, the artist shares:

“Nature, with its unique forms and light, makes us happy. In nature we become humbler and better.

Whether through Japanese engravings, impressionism, minimalism or abstract expressionism, the artist looks into nature, learns from it, lays it out on the canvas. She recreates it with love.”

Yavora Petrova was born in 1957, in Sofia. She graduated in Illustration and Book Design from the National Academy of Arts (1983). Having precisely mastered etching, aquatint, and lithography, she works in drawing, graphics, and painting.

Tirelessly creating, seeking, with a keen sense of the world, she recreates literature – Yavorov, Boris Hristov, Chekhov, Pablo Neruda (100 Sonnets 100 Drawings,Cherry Orchard), Chinese philosophy (What I Want…), icon painting and parables (Day of the Saint), the Master and the Inspirer (The Lessons of Rembrandt), the invisible threads between the visible and the invisible (Crumbles of the Dreams).

Over the years, Yavora Petrova has built her own world. To penetrate deep into it, we need two keys. “One key, that of a developed plastic culture, will help us to appreciate the quality of her works. But without the other key, we will still find ourselves in front of closed doors. This is the key of the modern feeling person of the 21st century.” – Ruja Marinska

Yavora Petrova’s creative biography is remarkable – over 40 solo exhibitions, curatorial projects (The Nightgown, Personalized Traditions), participations in group exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad (Norway, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Japan). Her works are in the possession of many private collections.A cycle of her graphic works is owned by the National Gallery in Oslo, Norway. She is the recipient of numerous awards, among them the grand prize for graphics at the “Masimo Ramos” international competition in Spain in 1991.

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Yavora Petrova