25.11 - 12.12.2020
The works in this exhibition come together under the title "Without sound". Created by Kamen Starchev during 2019 in his characteristic technique - vector graphics/ pigment print on paper, especially for the KO-OП art space.
The exhibition, is part of the 8th International Triennial of Graphic Arts Sofia 2019, which awarded the author the main prize of the 2014 edition. The exhibition will go on until 12th of December 2019.
Kamen Startchev was born in 1971 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He lives and works in Sofia. In 1997 he obtained his MFA in Sculpture at the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria, in the class of Prof. Emil Popov. He realize many solo exhibitions and also participated in many group exhibitions all over Europe. Startchev is winner of the Grand prix - 7th International Print Art Triennial – Sofia 2014. His works are part of the collections of the National Art Gallery and Sofia City Art Gallery Bulgaria.
"The works of Kamen Startchev use recognizable details from the reality, brought out to almost abstract forms, which intensifi their effects throught their alienation to specific connotations, functionality, and context. The digital print allows additional technicising of the images to a degree of a laconic expression, when they acquire the structure of a diagram; the images are devoid of all possible subject matter and causal commitment, and the color solutions are dominated by synthetic colors. The graphics of Startchev are not key of physiognomic fragments, but rather their alternative, unfolding opportunities for unusual configuration of a new materialiti"- Galina Lardeva.