Exhibition „Some fears“, Curator: Kyril Vassilev
opening: 14.05 - 18:00 h - Vaska Emanouilova Gallery - branch of Sofia City Art Gallery
bul. Yanko Sakazov 15. Sofia, Bulgaria
„Whether we want it or not, art is a reflection of our true selves. Especially if it is genuinely sought after. That which an artist creates is above all a continuation of an artist’s self. Although many factors beyond us exert their influence on us, and the society and environment form us as individuals to a large extent, there is a thing we can call our inherent essence.Art can be a bridge inward to this essence. It can help us understand it better. It can synthesize and extract what we are obsessed with, help us look at it from a distance and learn something more about ourselves. To put aside what impedes our clear vision and allow us to have a look beyond our fears, worries and emotions. In this series of works influenced by various fears, memories, dreams, nightmares, real, unreal and fictional situations, I attempt to identify certain mental burdens, get relieved of them for a moment, step back and consider how I could move on despite them, to have a better insight of myself and to seek a more constructive and natural, inherent essence.To be able to change something in the surrounding world one needs to start with oneself. For one to change, one needs to get to know oneself first. And by knowing oneself, one can find freedom.