Friday, August 29, 2014

"Contemporary syntheses: The Body in balkan art"...

Catalog for "Contemporary syntheses: The Body in balkan art"...

"The portraits of Bogdan Aleksandrov reveal a permanent tendency for self‑definition — regardless of the identity of the subject. His works are distinguished by the acuity of the analysis, and by a finesse of the psychological investigation which goes beyond the first, visible layer of observation. By taking his study deeper into the profound characteristics of the character he analyses, the painter pays less attention to the anatomical details, as he is more interested in the condition of the inner dimensions of the human spirit. In this light, the portrait appears to be an opening towards the inner universe. Once the obstacle of concreteness is left behind, the metaphysical gesture takes us into a space of melancholy, visually translated in pastel color, free of strong accents — which would disturb the feeling of meditative peace the artist strives to envision. "

 "Auto Interrogation", Acrylic on Canvas, 143/220 cm, 2012

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As an Artist

                                      Bogdan Aleksandrov,"Process" studio,
                                                                                   June, 2008

“As an artist”

It is difficult to define what is “good”art or “bad” art as well as what is the meaning of culture to our societies, for myself, I do not try to define these things; I leave this for the critics and art historians to debate; rather, I focus on embracing my own motivating drive with as much sincerity and force of conviction as is possible. With no judgments for other artists and the beliefs they espouse, I find my drive as an artist in my ability to translate those issues and concerns of society which surround us today into aesthetically synthesized intuitions, sometimes even surprising myself in the new understandings they seem to offer up. As an artist, I do not offer the intention of “good” or “bad” art, I offer conviction, sincerity, and the faith that the work I create will somehow have resonance in an individual spectator in such a way that he or she will feel the same surprise and find the same new understanding which I find in the creation of the work.

"Rules for Society", Acrylic on Canvas, 2007

"Rule 10", Acrylic on Canvas, 2007

"Am I making myself clear?"
Acrylic on Canvas, 2006