ONE Gallery

present

COMMON

Official opening 

11 November 16h - 20h

Artists

Stela Vasileva / Stoyan Ilev / Kalina Mavrodieva / Yuliy Takov / Maya Stoykova

Curated by

Yovo Panchev / Bilyana Tsanova / Ivo Ivanov

Stoyan Ilev, 2020

The current exhibition follows a line that is not particularly trendy in contemporary art nowadays, but is the common thread that lines up together the works, their authors and their shared positions regarding art. 
In an inquisitive mode, the works unfold to develop a formal thesis about presence as content, about the dimensions of presence and absence, the nuances of state of the human figure in space. How does the figure present itself in space today? What are its depictions and how are we aware of the figure through experience – as absence of the human or a formal presence, as a staffage, as a factor in the formation of the scale of space, as a motive for creating space, as its manifestation in the other, the artistic realia.

Stela Vasileva, 2020

Questions regarding the figure in space can be found well archaic and academic. That would have been the case, if they were not placed in the particular context of today. Again through the experience of living life, saturated with figures at one moment, at another vacated of them, deserted. Each context and micro-epoch bears characteristic features, except, perhaps, the present one. It is anything but characteristic - it is inhuman. There is no spatial coordinate system where the figure and its essence can be physically and symbolically inscribed and defined. There is no visible horizon at all or it is so close that there is no depth in the composition enough to be inhabited by the here and now. Life is flat, poster-like, painting can show it.

Kalina Mavrodieva, 2020

Questions regarding the figure in space can be found well archaic and academic. That would have been the case, if they were not placed in the particular context of today. Again through the experience of living life, saturated with figures at one moment, at another vacated of them, deserted. Each context and micro-epoch bears characteristic features, except, perhaps, the present one. It is anything but characteristic - it is inhuman. There is no spatial coordinate system where the figure and its essence can be physically and symbolically inscribed and defined. There is no visible horizon at all or it is so close that there is no depth in the composition enough to be inhabited by the here and now. Life is flat, poster-like, painting can show it.

Yuliy Takov, 2020

Maya Stoykova, 2018