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from 12 to 26 September 2023
“Scattered Faces” is the latest solo exhibition of Lyuben Genov in Sofia. It is a continuation and a conversation about the author’s new works and about his improvement as an artist in a relation with another of his exhibitions – “Scattered Spots”, shown 14 years ago.
Lyuben Genov’s paintings are a whirlwind of color and shades. They are mysterious, magical and metaphorically spectacular in the spirit of „informel“. Created like at once, with speed and decisiveness, they still do not lose the slender compositional framework and internal organization. Through the gesture of repetition, in the multiplication of images and rhythmic tonality, Lyuben Genov reaches a meditative potential, an unusual and mysterious logic.
In the cozy space of “Arte” gallery, between the colorful walls stand the large-format canvases next to several series of very small paintings. An illusion of new spaces creeps into these two-dimensional worlds of color stains and spills on the canvas. The colored surface becomes a link between the artist’s imagination and the visible, the transgression of which leads to hidden images – those of faces without features, name and essence. The scattered faces are disembodied, fragmentary, barely hinted…………..see more