by Krasimira Drenska
On the 10th June (Thursday) from 18:00h. at the National Palace of Culture the opening event of the solo exhibition of Krasimira Drenska – an awarded artist from last year’s edition of the contest, will beheld. She is one the few artists that have participated in all of the contest’s editions and the jury’s selection of her works is along-awaited event.
Having its focus on recycled paper, resembling the relationship between human expression and reality, the project ‘Ornaments’ provides an alternative perspective on waste paper products who are invisible, yet an essential part in her works.
The artists shares her ideas for the collection:
„… The main visual element in the composition is the ornament, which according to the archaic notions, is preserved as a key to mastering the raw natural material used for creating household items. Only after an item is decorated with ornaments, it subordinates to man and becomes of his use. Following this concept, I am building a system of ornaments, organizing the material from a paper ‘pulp’ in several works that address themes such as: creation, universal harmony, cosmic balance, the path to becoming.”
Krasimira Drenska is born in Samokov, but currently lives and studies at Sofia. She works mainly in paper art, decorative painting and computer generated graphics. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Art Pedagogy(2011) and a Master’s degree in Art Semiotics (2012). In 2016 she took her doctoral dissertation in Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ and since 2018 she began lecturing in ‘Visual Arts’ Department in the same university. She has a fascination for sign systems that are an integral part in her works. She has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, contests and art forums. She has received several awards and is a member of the Union of the Bulgarian Artists, Section ‘Textile’.
Despite the pandemic situation, the exhibition can be viewed every day from 10:00h. – 19:00h. from 10th June through 30th June the ‘Marble foyer’ at the National Palace of Culture.
Enjoy your viewing!