Krassimir Terziev is known for his interdisciplinary approach, which allows him to analyze the present from different perspectives and raise questions related to politics, history, culture. Using the means of drawing, painting, video, photography, installation and sculpture, he examines problem areas from multiple perspectives in an attempt to reach their possible dimensions. Likewise, in his works the artist does not dwell on planet Earth but often ventures into unknown worlds in search of answers. Reality turns into fiction and the cosmos approaches and becomes an alternative to the endless dramas on earth.
At the center of the current exhibition is the computer-generated video “A Walk into the Gallery”. Stemming from entropy (the second law of thermodynamics) according to which all ordered things in nature tend towards destruction, towards chaos, the artist presents us the gallery space in a supposed future moment of advanced entropy.
Various ruins are present at the exhibition – the result of processes of entropy with diverse origins. A series of photographs are included that represent weightless walks in the reconstituted virtual space of the artist’s home. The 3D model of the place that became the only refuge, the contemporary Noah’s Ark during the restrictions and Covid-19 lockdowns, presents this fortress subject to the laws of entropy. Everyday objects such as plastic garden chairs are modified. We recognize the objects and places, but we also feel the invisible force of cosmic pressure that takes them away from us.
Multiple object-images are envelopes without density and refer to the specificities of material and phantasmal space, to doubles, déjà vu, mirages and ghosts. The exhibition features a car cover that covers the absence of a car. Sofia’s street lighting performs a club rhythm. The door of a train car opens and closes automatically without any moving figures being visible to provoke this. A clock performs a looped “dance” of a few seconds.
The solid and the stable are being animated. Krassimir Terziev brings elements of chance and experiment – the painting happens “on its own”, relying on the puncturing power of the paint applied to the back of the canvas; the drawings are created by whip strokes of thread dipped in colour on the surface of the sheet, which does not provide complete control. All these elements open up space for the imagination and its obviousness.
With the support of National Fund Culture, Creative Initiatives Programme
Interview by Irina Nedeva, Horizont Predi Obed, Bulgarian National Radio, 02.02.2022
Report on the Bulgarian National TV, Kultura.BG, 08.02.2022
Portrait on the issue of Vij Magazine, dedicated to Visual Arts, February 2022
Zelma Almaleh, "Art Demands Thrust", Vapreki online journal, February 2022
The installation Hot Chairs on the cover of Literary Newspaper, #7, 23.02 - 01.03, 2022, ISSN 1310 – 9561
Live conversation with Diana Popova at the radio show Museum in the Air, Bulgarian National Radio, 12.03.2022
Diana Popova. "A sense of disaster", Kultura Magazine, 20.03.2022
Interview with Teodora Kotseva on the Hot Chairs series: "The Plastic Elephant in the Room", What Design Can Do, 08.12.2022