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5 BOXES (space and shape)

The boxes, presented in this show are conceived before and apart from the texts and all of their knowledge and terms gathered from the internet. This actually bonds them even better and introduces the viewer to a particular state of predetermination, state where one remains a mere reflection of another self. These reflective voids retain the function of an inner light. As it slides over the form, this hidden light emerges from the deepest, endless darkness. It produces shape, and consequently image, one and the same and permanently different.
Several highlighted phrases from the text (based on Wikipedia), attached serve as a “legend”, which could serve, if necessary, for a more literal reading of the effects that can be monitored in the discrete objects of the exhibition.
The other text is an interview with Nicola Tesla, the Bulgarian translation of which was also recently published in the internet. The presentation of these two texts in reference to the work of Stela Vasileva can be interpreted widely. As it may seem, again, in a very eloquently gracious way things look the way you see them only because of the qualities of light listed here. But let’s stop using text explaining all that, when we don’t need to.
Text: Yovo Panchev

Installation View

Untitled (5 BOXES), 2015, solo exhibition, wood, glass, one-way mirror,
cardboard, LED light, 50 x 50 x 20 cm each, The Fridge, Sofia

In her work of Stela Vasileva, Seamstresses 2009–2010, the artist uses the form of a box as an object.
Through their nice, minimalist appearance the four boxes enclose a classic plot in art: a moment of the everyday life of a working woman.
The artist employs photographic images of working women and machines as structural units into an orderly, crystal-like and “beautiful”
formation of mirror images that possess a kaleidoscopic mysticism and attractiveness. Leda Ekimova


Seamstresses (01)

Seamstresses (02)

Seamstresses (03)

Seamstresses (04)

Seamstresses, 2009-2010, 4 boxes, 18 x 12, 50 x 16, 50 cm each, photography, mirror, wood,
installation view