Atanas Patsev, painting – 27.05.-10.06.2022

Atanas Patsev



You approach Art with your very being. All of your attention, all of your time, all of your strength are necessary, but are not enough. Your life must be sacrificed. Your lifeis also needed as a guarantee and as proof to yourself that there is nothing above art, that art is (has become) the side that destroys and gives birth, the only orifice for the air that you breathe. Whether this work is necessary to others, whether is has value, meaning, a future – these are pointless questions.

Atanas Patsev, Diaries, 10/20/81, Notebook №7