Movable series

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06_Miryana Todorova_Fireworks

Movable (Fireworks), 2014, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches

Movables are my versions of movable architecture. Networks of gestures like spatial diagrams merge into temporary structures that come close to the viewer and simultaneously create an obstructed perspective in outer space. The clash between depth and sculptural forms coming forward serves as a tool for engagement and intervention. Movables are about possible-impossible transitions that heighten a collective awareness of the lived and shared public exposing the precarious nature of how we perceive and inhabit space. Sometimes the paintings become fragments of a bigger reality as if looking through a hole while occupying and rearranging a structure in motion. The main catalyst for the work is the performative instability of painting and the moments of trying to catch a specific place but always reaching out to the next before even realizing it.

 

05_Miryana Todorova_Skins and Bones

Movable (Skins and Bones), 2015, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Miryana Todorova (b.1984 Sofia, Bulgaria) is a visual artist who lives and works between Sofia and NY. The major concern in her work is questioning the politics of public space and how people occupy it. Her projects combine painting, performance, video, movable architecture and public interventions. Miryana holds a BFA and MFA Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts, NY. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in Europe and the US among which: Movables at frosch&portmann gallery, NY, Being at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY, Movement of the Whole at INDA Galéria, Budapest, Disconsent at the Center for Contemporary Art- the Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, and dissident desire at DISTRICT Kunst- und Kulturförderung, Berlin. Miryana is the recipient of the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for Young Artist (2011) and was a resident and fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2012), ZK/U-Center for Art & Urbanistics (2013), and BRIC Visual Artist Residency (2014).

 

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