Final year project
Primal pink [Read more]
The original video is too shocking and overwhelming, thus I select stills which explore process, gore and attitude. This specific shot selected depicts men cutting and performing a ritual in a traditional setting.
Dystopian landscape 1
Undergoing the process of reviewing the video material, selecting stills, deconstructing: digitally cut, blur and assemble. The overwhelming quality of the charged event is translated in my engulfing landscapes.
Reflecting on my documentary footage of pig slaughter, I selected a still and experimented by digitally drawing a childish and vibrant illustration around it, portraying a mental dystopia.
Using a similar rendering process this experimental piece blurs the boundaries as it spills out of its own frame.
Focusing on gore and process as well as narrative through sequential composition.
Salt and eat
Visually exploring attitude by highlighting specific behaviour.
The mystical and captivating power of folklore song flows through the vessel, My Uncle Misho. It transgresses boundaries as its effective power is felt.
Gallery +359's unique structure of an old water tower is idea as the it provides the audience with a journey before arriving at the top of the building. This pilgrimage and testing journey is accentuated by the three floors of walls adorned in my artwork. The spiralling staircase challenges the viewer.
The contents of my art are a visual documentation and journey, deconstructing the traumatic and culturally filled process of pig slaughter. By placing myself within the event, I push my personal boundaries, inherit trauma and experience the in-between. The artwork challenges the viewer and concept matter as I focus on the (un)familiar, (un)seen grey space area. The chosen subject matter is polemic as it uses meat as a catalyst for thought and mindfulness. In this instance, I look at meat as a cultural common denominator, as a boundless medium which can communicate across cultures and retain effective power. Through the lens of the original pig footage I explore trauma and affect tangent to culture and human response.
Final year project
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
I worked at Art Agency as an intern and personal assistant to the founder of the gallery. My responsibilities grew over time as I took part in seeing through various projects; taking initiative and charge of the sales team, eventually training new employees. I was able to acquire and apply my knowledge of art at the many art fairs and client meetings we attended. Using a multitude of languages (English, Bulgarian, Spanish, Russian & French) I was able to demonstrate quick independent thinking and to adapt to any situation; especially while delivering sales presentations.
August 2018 - February 2019
Administrative Assistant , Art Agency Ltd
March 2019 - June 2020
Sales and Marketing, Art Agency Ltd