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Slav Nedev



Bulgaria

http://slavnedev.weebly.com/

category: Painting
technique: Oilpainting


Statement:
I see a work of art as a kind of dream, a matter, which in its vagueness conveys what sometimes clear conceptual thinking, cannot communicate.

For me, the words of Francis Picabia “Our heads are round so our thoughts can change direction.” are absolutely valid both as definition of my work, and as artistic credo.

As an artist I have gone through various periods of interest, experimentation, and exploration of media and size. I always need to get involved emotionally and mentally with a theme, media or social, philosophical or psychological problem, in order to start exploring it through the means of art. Usually such involvement results in a series of works. Once my “visions” of a subject for that period or stage have been realized, the series is accomplished. After some time, normally years, I can return to the same theme with different tools and a different point of view.

Depending on the subject I am interested in, my compositional process can be quite spontaneous and intuitive or, in contrast, executed with meticulously planned preliminary consideration and preparation of every detail. However, the things I am always interested in are the idea, the principle, the type, and the symbolic of the image.

In this sense, even when I paint concrete objects, I am an abstract artist, as far as “abstract” means (according to C. Jung) to remove concrete details with the purpose of reaching a more general idea.


Bio / Resumee / Statement:
1967 Born in Sofia, Bulgaria

Since 2012 Founding member & President of Biotope Assn.
Since 2011 Member of the Board of Directors of Charette –
Cooperation for Design
Since 2010 Consultant at Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for new Bulgarian art
Since 2001 Member of Union of the Bulgarian Artists

Awards and Scholarships
2012 Certificate of Honor from Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
2011 Residency at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus Schwandorf, Bavaria,
Germany
2009 Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2006 Audience Award, National Competition H. Schmincke & Co.
Certificate of Honor, Small Forms Biennial, Pleven 2006
2002 Certificate of Honor, Small Forms Biennial, Pleven 2002

Selected Solo Shows
2010 Biotope, Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 Images from Nowhere, Agrion Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2006 Remains, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2005 Elements, Rakursi Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 Creation, Kozhuharovi Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
Between Two Dreams, Triadiss Gallery, Sofia
2001 Selected Works, Kempinski & Zografski Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria
1999 Works on Paper, Dritta Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1996 Remains, Ata-ray Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1995 Selected Works, Vitosha Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected Group Shows
2015 SUPER[M]ART[KET], Graffit Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria;
Map of the New Art, Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy;
2014 Snap to Grid, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA;
What Happened?, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
To Be Continued… (Gaudenz B. Ruf Collection), Sofia City Art
Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Then and Now, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
The Untold Abstraction, Shipka 6 Gallery of UBA, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2013 Open Monument – vergängliche Denkmäler im öffentlichen Raum,
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Hospital for Lovers, Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012 Earth|Body|Mind, Kathmandu International Art Festival 2012,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Chances, Choices, Changes, National Palace of Culture, Sofia
Communications, VIVACOM Art Hall, Sofia
Magnet & Antimagnet, ICA Gallery, Sofia
Tree of Life, VIVACOM Art Hall, Sofia
2011 Zone URBAN, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2010 Section 13, Industrialna 11 Gallery, Sofia
2009 Dvaja Bratia (Two Brothers), Bratislava, Slovakia / Sofia, BG
Reality & Fiction, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
T-A-P-E INVITES at Made in Arnhem 2009, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Environmental Justice, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DK
2008 Uninhibited Contacts, Argos Gallery, Sofia
Close Distance, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2007 Traffic, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
Cultural Identity, Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia / Alexey von
Schlippe Gallery of Art, CT, USA
Balance, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2006 The Body, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2005 Personal Mythologies, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2004 Landscape, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
2003 10 Years Izkustvo/Art in Bulgaria Magazine, Shipka 6 Gallery
Five Bulgarian Artists, Bulgarian Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002 Interior, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia
Bulgarian Painting after 1989, National Palace of Culture, Sofia
2000 Young Bulgarian Artists, Shipka 6 Gallery
1995-01 Spiritual Messages (Series of Exhibitions), Vitosha Gallery, Sofia
1994 New Names, Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Selected Residencies & Art Symposiums:
2012 Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Bavaria, Germany
The Old School International Art Residency, Gorna Lipnitsa,
Bulgaria
2011 World Art Games - Vukovar 2011, International Art Symposium,
Vukovar, Croatia
2010 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2007 Oryahovo 2007 International Art Symposium, Oryahovo, Bulgaria
Uninhibited Contacts, 2nd International Art Symposium,
Nessebar, Bulgaria
2006 7th Watercolor Art Symposium “Detchko Uzunov”, Sozopol, Bulgaria
2003 Vlasina 2003 International Art Symposium, Vlasina Lake,
Republic of Serbia

Selected Collections
Contemporary Bulgarian Art, New Bulgarian University Museum, Sofia
Department of State, Washington DC, USA
Gaudenz B. Ruf, Zürich, Switzerland
City Museum Vukovar, Vukovar, Croatia
Museum Detchko Usunov, Sofia, Bulgaria
Siddhartha Arts Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal
World Art Games, Osijek, Croatia



Activities:
Currently working on Biotope - a project for an installation in urban space.

More about it at:

http://biotope.bg/en

https://www.facebook.com/Biotope.Installation

Also continuing with Post-urban Visions and Topographies Series.


Post-urban Vision No.1
portfolio: Post-urban Visions
Painting
Oilpainting
100 x 130 x 3 cm
2007
not for sale
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Post-urban Vision No.2
portfolio: Post-urban Visions
Painting
Oilpainting
120 x 150 x 3 cm
2008
not for sale
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Post-urban Vision No.3
portfolio: Post-urban Visions
Painting
Oilpainting
120 x 150 x 3 cm
2008
not for sale
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Post-urban Vision No.4
portfolio: Post-urban Visions
Painting
Oilpainting
120 x 150 x 3 cm
2009
for sale (ask for price)
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Post-urban Vision No.5
portfolio: Post-urban Visions
Painting
Oilpainting
120 x 150 x 3 cm
2009
for sale (ask for price)
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Post-urban Vision No.6
Painting
Oilpainting
110 x 150 x 3 cm
2011
for sale (ask for price)
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Post-urban Vision No.7
Painting
Oilpainting
110 x 150 x 3 cm
2011
for sale (ask for price)
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Biotope I
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 480 Euro
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Biotope II
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 580 Euro
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Biotope III
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 530 Euro
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Biotope IV
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 530 Euro
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Biotope V
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 580 Euro
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Biotope VI
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 580 Euro
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Biotope VII
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 530 Euro
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Biotope VIII
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 480 Euro
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Biotope IX
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 620 Euro
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Biotope X
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 480 Euro
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Biotope XI
portfolio: Biotope
Print
Fine-Art-Print
70 x 88 cm
2008
Price: 620 Euro
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Artefact
portfolio: Remains
Drawing
Pastel
50 x 65 cm
1996
not for sale
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Still Life
portfolio: Remains
Drawing
Pastel
50 x 65 cm
1995
not for sale
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Modus Operandi
portfolio: Remains
Drawing
Pastel
65 x 50 cm
1996
for sale (ask for price)
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Remains of Future I
portfolio: Remains
Drawing
Pastel
50 x 65 cm
1996
for sale (ask for price)
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Remains of Future II
portfolio: Remains
Drawing
Pastel
50 x 65 cm
1995
for sale (ask for price)
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