I believe that every person, and maybe every being, has a gift.
A gift is a gift and a duty.
Following it, we unfold to the echo of the Comprehensive Consciousness that we are originally.
Water dragon, 1983.
- Material: 70/15 meters, Veleka River near the village of Kosti, 5 km of rope, 96 colored beams, sharpened against the current so that the current submerges them, polyurethane foam floats. September 1983.
- Width: 15.00 m Height: 70.00 m Depth: m
- Description: The work is conceptually related to the plastic searches in "Terrain and Constructions"
Sitting Figure, 1989.
- Material: Snow-white marble terrazzo, pedestal of limestone from Vratsa.
- Width: 80.00 cm Height: 320.00 cm Depth: 100.00 cm
- Description: "Triennial of Bulgarian Open Space Sculpture." The most expensive and large-scale exhibition of its time.
The complex curved surface is formed by successive straight lines. The work was destroyed on August 25, 1982 along with the solo exhibition "Ground and Structures" by order of Iliya Georgiev, First Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party of Varna. The author does not obey the order to remove the exhibition within 24 hours within 45 days.
In order to protect himself from repression until "the storm is over" to Hungary.
Tsvetan Krastev, Vesselin Dimov, Vladimir Ivanov
The institution of "Vartna" club., 1996.
- Description: After the political crisis of 1996, there was an unwavering desire and passion for change. With the Vartna Club, we have imposed new artistic practices on an unprecedented basis. At our three consecutive national exhibitions, 1998, 1999 and 2000, we collected for the discoveries of over 700-800 viewers in the City Gallery.
The world was changing rapidly, digitizing, the very fabric of visual culture was changing. And now, the fun part is coming.
I left the club in 2000. I was looking for new directions, closer to the spirit of modern times. I stopped exhibiting work in Bulgaria.
In 2003, whenever I posted a front page project on WWAR, I was getting 100-125,000 hits a day. Only 70-80 of them from Bulgaria. The separation was mutual.
Visible point from inside, 1994.
- Material: ink, paper, page from art book by the artist, unique edition.
- Width: 21.00 cm Height: 28.00 cm Depth: cm
- Description: These works summarize a ten-year period in which the author studied I-Jing (I-Jing, one of China's five classic books, created probably 3-2 millennium BC) in the light of modern physics.
Since then, there have been joint lectures in Amsterdam by the Dalai Lama and Stephen Hawking.
The author's personal contribution is the research on the classical construction of the Great Yantra, whose construction was lost sometime around the 14th century.
The structure of the Great Yantra recreates the process of interaction between the forces that shape the universe and the individual.
The magical place of Tangra, 1985.
- Description: My discovery in my Water Dragon was the achievement of artistic suggestion through modeling processes in the nature. So, my first task at the gallery was to cover the large south windows with thick black nylon. Then, high below the ceiling, above the door, I drilled a small hole as much as 5 pennies.
A thin beam of light filtered through the gallery. Trees and passing people and cars were projecting upside down. Classic camera obscura.
I tracked the projection of the beam on the walls and ceiling, and marked with the oil lamps the time the beam had passed from there. It was moving fast, I didn't know that the earth was spinning so fast in space. I worked at one end of the beam, its start was eight minutes light speed away.
The beam is probably curved in space because it has passed the image that comes to us in minutes. I had the objective feeling that what was happening in the gallery was also projecting outward, endlessly.
In the photo, the light looks massive because of the camera's open aperture. In fact, it was clear darkness, and it took several minutes for the pupils to adjust.
We opened the exhibition with an avant-garde Dutch composer. His shaman dance was two hours. It was very cold, it was minus 25 degrees outside. The ambassador and the mayor of Dordrecht tapped their patent shoes on the spot.
The photos were made by George Panthebre. As a student in Barcelona, he had been filming for Dali.
At the same time, Jean Claude was visiting Bulgaria. She met with Christo's relatives, as well as his fellow students. (They were fellow students with Svetlin) She wanted to prepare an exhibition of Hristo Yavashev for the next year, 1986. The Perestroyka began.
"We will not be able to organize an exhibition of Comrade Yavashev, they explained, because he is not an artist."
She was amazed.
"Well, see, according to the statute of the UBA, the definition of an artist is a Bulgarian citizen who graduated from the Academy of Arts and a member of the UBA Comrade Yavashev is none of these." She had handwritten 17 pages, to my friend Hemy, they had correspondence back then.
Seven years after that, I had the pleasure, as chairman of the extraordinary congress of the UBA, in 1992 to repeal the communist statute. I believed it was enough to break the shackles for freedom to come. It turned out that the shackles had gotten into us.
I returned in 1995 from my work at the UBA in Varna. I bought a house in Zvezditsa. The following year, we established the Vartna Club.