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It cans go terribly wrong

Miroslav Zhivkov - Dzhingibi Solo Show

29.09 - 16.10.2022

Opening: 29.09 | 6:30 PM

"It cans go terribly wrong" might mean something, but easily enough it can mean little to nothing.

Miroslav Zhivkov - Dzhingibi presents a series of hand-printed monotypes through the technique of screen printing. In this series, he further develops the abstract forms inherent in his work with clear composition and solid, saturated colours, by airing them out and simplifying them, referencing the clean, uniform but free forms of hard-edge painting with large fields of colour. Combining painting and printmaking techniques, he works towards bringing painterly elements into a flat picture plane.

Each of the monotypes presented is an insight into the quick, pretension-free sketches he has created over the last few months, a kind of self-analysis and further developing his own way of working in search of fulfilling colour composition. The title of the exhibition also refers to the process-based practice and experimental spirit that characterise Miroslav's work. The error, while not sought after, is a welcome imperfection in the otherwise tight compositions, giving the works an unpretentious and raw look. The analogue process the artist employs is unpredictable. He works with inks, emulsions, and chemicals and indeed anything can go horribly wrong. But it is in this risk that lies the exuberance the works bring with them. "It cans go terribly wrong" might mean little to nothing, but it's quite enough to convince you otherwise.


Miroslav Zhivkov was born in 1993 in Gabrovo. In 2016 he graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia with a degree in Poster and Visual Communication. He spent one semester at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany. He has several solo exhibitions including : Define The Line, It's Okay and It's Not funny (in collaboration with Aleksandra Georgieva). In 2021 he participated in the National Autumn Exhibitions in Plovdiv. He is the founder of Nopoint Atelier, a shared screenprinting and risograph studio in Balanite, Gabrovo region.

Supported by the National Culture Fund.


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