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Self-portraits by Contemporary Bulgarian Artists
SOFIA, BULGARIA  •  National Gallery  •  14 August - 4 October 2015
This show is composed of 77 works by contemporary Bulgarian artists, owned by collector Nikolay Nedelchev. The exhibition is on view after a year of work with artists invited by the collector and his consultant Nadya Timova to each present a concept for an artistic re-creation of their own image.

The selection includes emerging and established artists working in the field of painting, sculpture, and new media. Among them are Svetlin Roussev, Emil Popov, Vezhdi Rashidov, Sasho Stoitzov, Snezhana Simeonova, Stanislav Pamukchiev, Gredi Assa, Alla Georgieva, Dimitar Yaranov, Iva Yaranova, Ivan Kostolov, Lyuben Petrov, Deyan Yanev, Zoran Georgiev, Kalia Kalacheva, Nora Ampova and many others.

The visual concept varies from classical iconography and works that depict the artist with a brush in hand, to works that can hardly be seen as a self-portrait. The work of Lyuben Petrov (b. 1984) “My best friend” presents a horse and a boy’s head side by side; The Self-portrait of Sasho Stoitzov (b. 1952) lacks any kind of image or narrative; Stella Vassileva (b. 1983) interprets the idea by painting a half-naked girl and her anatomical organs at the other side of the work.

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