Art Exhibition „THE OXYMORON: MY METAPHOR OF IMMERSING YOURSELF IN SOMETHING” - Desislava Deneva
Piața Sfatului 25, Brașov 500025, Romania
Dates and Hours:
„THE OXYMORON: MY METAPHOR OF IMMERSING YOURSELF IN SOMETHING” - Desislava Deneva - Dede (Bulgaria), guest artist of the Blue Biennale/ September 30-October 21, 2023
Painting and graphics exhibition, at the Mureșenilor House Museum în Brașov
Curator: Victoria Țăroi
11am - 5pm
Tuesday to Saturday
9am - 5pm
She is a renowned artist with numerous solo exhibitions in galleries in Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, France, Holland, holder of numerous awards at national competitions for the best graphics, painting, awards at national biennials and the Academic Mural Painting Award, in Bulgaria .
She is a graduate of the National Academy of Art in Sofia with a master's degree in mural painting.
I think, without being too literal, that through my work I would like to immerse myself in our time, a time of exponential development of the technical revolution. Interesting processes in artistic practices are also observed. The modern horizons of visual culture are based on dialogue and juxtaposition between divergent, often paradoxical at first glance, ideas, but ultimately united through a metaphorical language. The dynamics of modern times have also set the hectic rhythm of the author's reactions - seething, rift and transformations populate the works. We live in a perpetually changing and inconstant world woven of contradictions and untruths.
The point of view of believing in "absolute truth" (read reality) seems to be inapplicable today. New meanings are generated, based on the negation of reality and the views of the so-called "situational ethics" (A.T. Robinson). Our consciousness is constantly attacked by various sensory provocations, the situation is brought to the point of absurdity. It comes to a union of real antitheses, in the sense of a modern reflection of the world as a set of oxymorons, in the theoretical and practical field of visual arts. They are virtually directly related to modern media, without which our life is already unthinkable.
This initial paradox has provoked me to experiment, both in my ideas and in terms of their realization. I look for my truth, in situational, meaningful connections and juxtapositions, within the limits of a rich toolbox. I express my author's will, both in metaphorical figurative distinctiveness, and in the use of diverse materials such as: canvas, paper, plastic, oil and acrylic paints, pigments, pastels, etc. Here, congruence with reality is subject to my subjective observation and opinion. On the one hand, images from reality, on the other hand others, as if digitally decomposed images, are united in new, paradoxical artistic facts. Often, the figurative concepts used contain what by definition would be called oxymorons – they combine opposite ideas. Household objects and human figures intertwine with abstract patterns, united in a single view oxymoron, as my overall creative concept. Semantic unity, is not so directly influenced by the materials themselves, but by the symbolic expression of my ideas. This multi-layered imagery and contrasting expressiveness are my reaction to the paradoxical times in which we live.
Desislava Deneva - DEDE
Blue Biennale INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ART BIENNALE BRAȘOV 2023 - OXYMORON, the 3rd edition, is a project of the Artessentia Cultural Association, financed by the Brașov County Council and co-financed by the Municipality of Brașov.
Starts at 16:00 | Muzeul Civiliazatiei Urbane a Brasovului, Piata Sfatului 15