FROM COLLECTIONS FOR COLLECTORS, drawings and paintings 22.04.-11.05.2024


(paintings and drawings from the 80s of the XX century)



Aneta Dragushanu

Atanas Patsev

Atanas Yaranov

Dimitar Kazakov

Edmond Demirdjian

Ivan Georgiеv

Nayden Petkov

Pavlin Kotsev


Arte Gallery’s program “FROM COLLECTIONS TO COLLECTORS” dates from 2018. The gallery already traditionally offers a platform to activate the processes of contemporary collecting – at least once a year we focus the public’s attention on iconic artists from past periods.

The current exhibition includes more than 20 works mainly from the 80s of the 20th century – a dynamic and bright period, a dividing line between totalitarism and democracy. Painting reaches extreme freedom in its means of expression and stylistic characteristics. The authors in the exhibition, on the one hand, are among the bright representatives of the dominant trends in the 80s, and on the other, they are recognizable by their clearly argued autonomy. All of them have been presented more than once in Arte’s program, with the exception of Pavlin Kotsev – a new name for the gallery.