Ina Valentinova was born in 1995 in Ruse. She studied Fine art in Academie Minerva Groningen, The Netherlands, Printmaking and Painting at Akademia Sztuk Pięknych, Wroclaw, Poland an Textile art and design at the National academy of art in Sofia, Bulgaria. She participated in many group exhibitions, some of which in Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, China and Bulgaria. Her first solo show was “Flying jellyfish and fragrant cakes” in 2012, Arhis Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria. She works and creates workshops in the field of textile art, street art and public art, painting and printmaking. She is interested in many topics, but mainly in the concepts of animism, relations between people and nature and spirituality.
Ina Valentinova creates bright vibrant images that suggest a soft utopian state. However, they are caused by a strong frustration with the current global political and environmental situation. Nature in its different forms is the power that moves the artist's fantastic narratives. There is a combination of cultural, anthropological and religious references in her prints and drawings, paintings and weavings. The artist's sincere spiritual revelation is illustrated in order to serve as an example for the observers to reflect images from their own personal imagination.
Things I've learned 1, 2017.
- Material: hand dyed wool and cotton yarn