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5 BOXES (space and shape)

/Legend/
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

Exercise I, 2019 (series of six drawings), color watercolor on photo paper, 70 х 90

Detail (Exercise I), 2019

Exercise II, 2019 (series of six drawings), color watercolor on photo paper, 70 х 90

Detail (Exercise II), 2019

Exercise III, 2019 (series of six drawings), color watercolor on photo paper, 70 х 90

Detail (Exercise III), 2019

Playing

Playing, 2014, colored markers, paper, 25×35 cm

Sports Celebration 01

Sports Celebration, 2013, (series of four works), colored markers, paper, each 58 x 83 cm
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection

Sport Celebration 02

Sports Celebration, 2013, (series of four works), colored markers, paper, each 58 x 83 cm
Sofia City Art Gallery Collection

Sports Celebration (view)
InterContinental Sofia Collection

Fans (01)

Fans, 2012, drawing, colored markers, paper, 45 x 60 cm
InterContinental Sofia Collection

Fans (02)

Fans, 2012, drawing, colored markers, paper, 45 x 60 cm
InterContinental Sofia Collection

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Working day, 2015, (installation view), series of works, colored markers, paper, 30 x 40 cm each,
Bäckerstrasse4 – plattform für junge kunst, Vienna, AT (photo by Borjana Ventzislavova)

Untitled 01/02, 2019, black watercolor on photo paper, 110 х 65 см

Details, Untitled 01/02, 2019

Pirin Mountain 02, 2018, black pencil on paper, 101 x 72 cm

Detail, Pirin Mountain 02, 2018

Detail, Pirin Mountain 02, 2018

Benches, 2014, colour markers on paper, 50x50cm
Privet collection

After

After, 2012, colored markers, paper, 40×50 cm

People Speaking

People Speaking, 2012, colored markers, paper, 50×60 cm
City Art Gallery Collection, Plovdiv

Untitled (01)

Untitled (01), 2012, colored markers, paper, 50×60 cm
InterContinental Sofia Collection

Untitled (02)

Untitled (02), 2012, colored markers, paper, 50×60 cm
Privet collection

Untitled (03)

Untitled (03), 2012, colored markers, paper, 50×60 cm
InterContinental Sofia Collection

The Elepfant and his friends

The Elephant And His Friends, 2010,(series of works), drawing, colored markers, paper, 80×54 cm

The Elephant and his friends

The Elephant And His Friends, 2010, drawing, colored markers, paper, 80×54 cm

The Elephant and his friend

The Elephant And His Friends, 2010, drawing, colored markers, paper, 80×54 cm

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Cutting, 2016, colored markers, paper, 40 x 60 cm
Privet collection

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Vacuuming, 2016, colored markers, paper, 40 x 60 cm
Privet collection

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Framing, 2016, colored markers, paper, 33 x 40 cm
Privet collection

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Measuring, 2016, colored markers, paper, 30 x 40 cm
Privet collection

Repair (1) 2014, colored markers, paper, 54 x 66 cm

Repair (2) 2014, colored markers, paper, 54 x 66 cm

Repair (2 detail) 2014, colored markers, paper

Cleaning, 2012, colored markers, paper, 50 x 60 cm
Privet collection

On the Roof

On the Roof, 2012, colored markers, paper, 40 x 50 cm

On the Roof

On the roof, 2012, (fragment), colored markers, paper, 30 x 40 cm

On the Wall

On the Wall, 2012, colored markers, paper, 40 x 50 cm

On the Wall

On the Wall, 2012, (fragment), colored markers, paper, 30 x 40 cm

Truck with a man on a white background

Truck with a man on a white background, 2012, drawing, felt-tip pen, paper, 8 x 24 cm
Collection of Sophie Calle

drawer at ICA

GROUP SHOW, Truck with a man on a white background, 2012, drawing, marker on paper, 8 x 24 cm drawer at ICA, Sofia,
Curators: Vladiya Mihaylova and Ivan Moudov

The question “What kind of a drawing would you put in a drawer” makes the artists participating in the exhibition face the task to
ransack their personal “storage” and work spaces.
What these spaces hold – their earliest sketches and drawings, the worthless ones or the most valuable ones, indecent or probably
forgotten by now – determines the different ways of approaching the task, from the choice to represent the action of reviewing the
drawings to the act of exhibiting a Police Registration Card of an individual. Part of the works have been created for the event,
others have been taken out of the rummaged drawers and shown for the first time. Sent by mail, faxed or delivered by hand, hastily made
or carefully prepared, the drawings allow the viewer to look inside the space of the drawer that in most cases remains hidden and closed.
The Group Show features artists working across a range of media including sculpture, painting, installation and video. Some of them, among whom
Vikenti Komitski, Stela Vasileva and Kiril Kuzmanov, have already presented their works in solo exhibitions in 0gms Gallery-Drawer.
The idea to set up the gallery in a drawer was initiated more than year ago with an exhibition of the young Austrian artist Adrien Tirtiaux,
one of the most recent events being the participation of 0gms in this year’s Jakarta Biennale with the video Self-sufficient Machine,
2009 by Kosta Tonev, presented by the artist Keijiro Suzuk.

Objects

Objects, 2009, series of works, marker on canvas, 20 x 25 each cm

Objects

Objects, 2009, series of works, marker on canvas, 20 x 25 each cm

Objects

Objects, 2009, series of works, marker on canvas, 20 x 25 each cm

Untitled (from the series Portable Architecture), 2017-2018, colour markers, paper, 100 x 120 cm, Privet collection

Untitled (from the series Portable Architecture), 2017-2018, colour markers, paper, 100 x 120 cm, Privet collection

Untitled (from the series Portable Architecture), 2017-2018, colour markers, paper, 100 x 120 cm, Privet collection

Untitled (from the series Portable Architecture), 2017-2018, colour markers, paper, 100 x 120 cm

Monument 1300 years Bulgaria, drawing on paper, 2015, 40 x 60 cm (poster for Sofia Underground performance art festival 2015)

Office-building, 2014, colour markers, pencils, 50 x 50 cm

Crane, 2014, colour markers on paper, 50 x 50cm

Under Construction (01), 2015, colored markers, paper, 110 x 65 cm

Under Construction (02)

Under Construction (02), 2015, colored markers, paper, 110 x 65 cm

Under Construction (01/02), 2015, colored markers, paper, details

Cement 01

Cement (1) 2014, colored markers, paper, 40 x 60 cm

Cement 02

Cement (2) 2014, colored markers, paper, 40 x 60 cm

Energy

Energy, 2014, colored markers, paper, 60 x 80 cm

Renovation II

Renovation, 2014, colored markers, paper, 40 x 60 cm

Renovation

Renovation II, 2014, colored markers, paper, 40×60 cm

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-photo

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

As A Soup

In his writing A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) Edmund Burke describes the physical and physiological aspects of aesthetic influence and perception of sublime and beautiful setting the two concepts in opposition. In the chapter Of Colour, to exemplify the beautiful, he describes a transparent receptacle full of limpid coloured motionless liquid and light passing through it. In order for the sense of beautiful to be complete the sides of the receptacle should be smoothly curved so as the passing light could reveal the gradual changes in colour shades. On the contrary, to manifest the sublime the liquid isn’t clear and still. The light is not smoothly passing through and doesn’t uncover the gentle changes of colour. Something like a colourful soup on a flat screen? Or maybe more: a boiling soup of light. Nevertheless Stela Vasileva’s work leans towards the sublime!
Leda Ekimova

As A Soup 02

As A Soup 01

As A Soup, 2011, installation view, Pistolet Gallery, Sofia