• Art generates art

    18 December 2008

    Petya Zlatanova

    Did you ever meet alive classic encounter? As enlightenment is feeling that this can't ever happen again. Or in some invisible way that loaded you with divinity. A few days ago I met with one of the biggest Bulgarian ekspresionists Yurii Bukov. His paintings are owned by collectors in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, USA and Japan. For 2008 there are seven major exhibitions. Quoting Pablo Picasso with the idea that "to complete a picture must take her life. So doesn't like to finalize its work complete. Expression and emotion of the moments are formula for Yurii Bukov. He received a big prize of the Second Balkan Quadrinnale of painting Myths and Legends of my people. Our meeting began with his first visiting in Stara Zagora...
  • Painting is something beautiful

    11 December 2008

  • In Your Pocket

    27 November 2008

    by Nikola Shahpazov

    HMSU are probably the best in making flyers and that fact can’t pass unnoticed around us. Because of their Drum’n’Jazz on 29 November we decided to go deeper into the theme and understand who is to blame for their amazing graphic decisions. We found out a couple of names but one of them stood higher – a graffiti artist once, an mc at present and a designer Georgi Kasabov. He is also known as Ndoe, Jorkata and Smotan MC. We had to call him in his lunch break to explain us how he sees graphic design and flyer culture in Bulgaria and where the hell DRS are lately.
  • Think Slim

    27 November 2008

    by Ana Senkova

  • Tales with body

    13 November 2008

  • Design@BG

    9 October 2008

    by Aneliia Aleksandrova, photos Iliian Rujin

    Andrean Neshev is a designer as well as a collector of cultural clips. He started by cutting street posters with a paper knife so that he could paste together one known yet unknown Bulgarian cultural identity that impressed his German professors quite a bit with his graduation work. Now the idea has developed into a book – Visual Cut Bulgaria presenting 23 Bulgarian studios and artists in the sphere of communication design. Days before the premiere of the book at this Saturday’s Design biennale Andrean confessed tha without BNT’s good old logo things just wouldn’t have been the same.
  • One night only for the art

    25 September 2008

  • Antonia Pashova. And That Is Final.

    3 July 2008

    text Emil Hristov, photos Valentin Danevski for Angel Kotsev Studio

    In Bulgaria fashion design had always been discussed as something that will happen sometime in the unpredictable future. The teachers in the National Academy of Art use every occasion to remind about that new specialty and its forthcoming success...
  • In Black and White

    11 January 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova

    Babak Salari is an Iranian, who lives in exile more than 22 years. He defines himself as a cultural active member. Salari is famous with his impressive documentary photography. A week before his first one-man-show in Sofia, we asked him why his world is painted in Black and White.
  • The Merchant of Venice

    29 November 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    You don’t have to be a contemporary art professor to know who Ivan Mudov is. His most famous campaign was the fictitious opening of Museum of Contemporary Art at Poduene railway station. Ever since he organized quite a number of provocations – like the Elevator in Goethe Institute. Last summer he went all the way to Venice to join the Biennale. On November the 15th he opened one-man-show in Viennese Siemens ArtLab Gallery. We asked him about the exhibition and he told us about the coffee, the wine, the 1 Euro coin and his hopes about the next Biennale.
  • Candid Camera

    15 November 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Liubomir Armutliev-Lubri is a photographer. From Sofia. His first exhibition Girls actually don’t cry was in Pistolet gallery. His latest works are the covers of One magazine and 39 drams newspaper. He doesn’t like to expose himself – literally, but still we manage to talk him over for an interview. Most likely this will be his first and only interview.
  • Bodies on Show

    11 October 2007

    text Emil Hristov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

  • Earth in Your Palm

    14 September 2007

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    How long does it take before you complete a photo session? All the photo session are different. In any case the possibility to fly with an helicopter is maximum two hours. How do you choose the places for a photo? Before flying, my assistant gets ...
  • The Constant Gardener

    3 August 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

  • Following the Tracks of Lost Time

    20 July 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

  • New Fashion

    6 July 2007

    text Emil Hristov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

  • Mina Before the Camera

    15 June 2007

    text Emil Hristov, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev Studio

  • Against the Wall

    4 May 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Nast, Nassimo, Nastera or Napalm Graffix are the many names of one of the most talented graffiti writers here. He always hides his face as you see on the photo – he does nothing wrong, but just in case. You have certainly seen some of his works at the NDK monument, some subways, construction sites and facades that are a part of the more colourful and beautiful side of our city landscape. The big news these days is that the first Bulgarian graffiti book has already been published. Guess who is responsible for that?