Trendafila

Trendafilova

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Selection paintings and digital art 2017/2020
virtuality immortality
“Virtuality = Immortality ?"
acrylic on canvas
140/162cm 
2019
habitable space-of-rest
“habitable space of rest“
acrylic on canvas
80/85 cm
2019

About my last visions and contemplations...

Unfinished project 2019-2020
I mix different personal photos and unfamiliar stories encountered in a non-physical way in another dimension (the Internet). I am excited by the utopia of the romantic in the way of communication in the modern synthetic and technological world. Expressing emotions and feelings in the internet, duplicating the physical world through different media in the virtual reality has become a preferred lifestyle. I think about the kinds of dimensions and realities, the phenomenon of the realities, the application of the reality on our lifes, the illusions, the contact between the physical and the virtual reality. I believe in our meta connection to the more complex structures of life through the dreams. The virtual way of communication is a parallel to some kind of a magical aspect of the reality.
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“Internet feelings” digital drawing and collage 

“ The past. Way of using “

 Contest exhibition in Nuanse gallery, 2020 Sofia 
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“When you were telling me that still the world doesn’t have an answer, I continued in the future.”
acrylic on canvas 110/80 cm.
This is a work dedicated to a personal moment in my past. It symbolises the way I choose to end my connection with my past existential states and relationships, taking them to another dimension.
past future-tense
"Past-Future tense"

acrylic on canvas 110/80 cm.
The information technologies in the past and future, the transformation of a type of media into another. The start-up phone with the greeting inscription associates some mixed feelings, a beginning with a positive development or the beginning of a new kind of doom and stagnation.

Très

Young Artist Award,Fondation Edmond Demirjian, curator Maria Vasileva, Rakursi gallery, Sofia 2017
The exhibition Très was part of an award for promising young artists awarded by Foundation Edmond Demirjian in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project includes two series of works representing two distinct periods of my work, contradicting in technique and materials, the two sets demonstrate my creative transformations. My latest works, displayed in the show are my first acrylic achievement. I like to explore and observe the visual presence of objects, subjects, and their interconnected experiences. In these works, I am attempting a direct, almost naive, way of expression, aiming at a realistic depiction of the emotionally experienced state. Factors of inspiration is also "the room", as a closed and preserved space, giving me the necessary solitude to exist on my own.
In progress, at studio residency “The Fridge”
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Très
Young Artist Award,Fondation Edmond Demirjian, curator Maria Vasileva, Rakursi gallery, Sofia 2017
The exhibition Très was part of an award for promising young artists awarded by Foundation Edmond Demirjian in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project includes two series of works representing two distinct periods of my work, contradicting in technique and materials, the two sets demonstrate my creative transformations. My latest works, displayed in the show are my first acrylic achievement. I like to explore and observe the visual presence of objects, subjects, and their interconnected experiences. In these works, I am attempting a direct, almost naive, way of expression, aiming at a realistic depiction of the emotionally experienced state. Factors of inspiration is also "the room", as a closed and preserved space, giving me the necessary solitude to exist on my own.
In progress, at studio residency “The Fridge”
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“Our meetings were brief and the universe enormous“ acrylic on canvas 192/157 см. 2017
“Très” exhibition at Rakursi gallery Nomination by Foundation Edmond Demirjian, curator Maria Vasileva, Sofia

“Virtual favorites”

20 portraits of virtual people from the social web Instagram a part of “Très” exhibition
I am intrigued by the contemporary digital technologies and ways of communication.The establishment of virtual reality as a second dimension of social interaction opens a new dialogue for me regarding the visual representation and the interrelations between the physical and the digital. Social networks and internet communications enable us to meet people from around the globe. Their existence (in an actual virtual meeting) is demonstrated only through technological devices. The result is an intertwining of realities. It is possible to know someone through a digitally transmitted information, never having met them in the physical world. The idea that we are completely convinced in the virtual reality makes it so very efficient. We can realistically separate our life into two dimensions. Questioning the connection between real and virtual I looked into Instagram accounts of people (mostly artists) whom I have followed online, and tried to depict the ones I most strongly desire to meet, knowing well, that most likely I would not encounter most of them through my entire life.
Instagram accounts participation
@andy.dxn (painter)
@tavitulle (writer+actress)
@faltydL (electronic musician)
@Iamkiko (fashion model)
@hannahpixiesnow (tattoo artist)
@johnyuyi (Visual artist)
@eve.frsr (artist/model)
@plaaastic (writer+dancer)
@babegal.lee (Contemporary artist)
@vuthien239 (Artist)
@xanthousbae (artist)
@chohuichin (London artist)
@hanatruly (musician/singer)
@leraabova (Fashion model)
@melvinin (Fashion, advertising model)
@grimesclaireboucher (musician/singer)
@aureta (designer)
@huyenltrang (Fictional character, model+artist)
@kimkimkimxx (painter)
@itsyoungmagic (musician/singer)
Installation view, at Rakursi gallery
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Installation view, at Rakursi gallery

“Assembly mess”

project, MFA degree at National Academy of Arts, Sofia
The idea of transforming and composing elements of my everyday environment are the main source of inspiration here. I am interested in the facilitation of conditions which allow the emergence of different types of visual interpretations of the fragmented whole. The depiction of scattered compositions of objects such as toys and textile fragments, forms a structural chaos based solely on randomness. Here, the colour has the ability to change its shape and adopt a decorative quality, with the notion of combining qualities of linear and in depth expression. Large white spaces collect and concentrate the main storyline and focus of happening. The organised reality of personages and 3D objects is in itself a result of interpretation of the white colour as a physical and symbolic form.

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At the studio in National academy of arts, Sofia
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“Static - the room of T.”,oil on canvas, 160/175cm. 2016
The third stage is called "Static-the room of T." Here dominates the idea of nonhuman presence. The missing human dynamic is a preconditioning allowing in its place the presence of static and immobile elements. The idea for the painting comes from an actual visual form - installation, titled the same way. The assembled combination of objects and different materials is based on random daily life situations, further arranged with the notion of representation of the specific aspects of connection and composition of the objects. We observe a interesting repetition or recreation of one artistic work into another.

Digital works

The digital expressive means are presented as a part of my creative
process of painting but also they represent individual completed
digital artworks and collages. 
The themes that excite me and are included in my future projects are the
modern communications, the relationship between humans, the virtual existence, nature. Relationships between matter, people and symbols of ancient origin.
Today's life enables us to observe the world without empirical access.
So I have also this opportunity to discover virtually those moments and
matter from the world combining to build a fantastic utopian romance.
The vanishing youth of those growing up is an inevitable part
and a tool for developing smart technology. I try to affect in a romantically
influential way, the coldness that is present in the modern way of communication
how everything and everyone lives in a seemingly endless free field of life but also a field of emptiness and loneliness.
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“ Romantic plants “ digital collage

Biography

Trendafila Trendafilova
date of birth: 16.11.1989
nationality: bulgarian
current address: Sofia, 32 Serdika str. 

contacts:
trend.trendafilova@gmail.com 
+359884215573
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bank account:   Societe Generale Expressbank, IBAN BG25TTBB94001525506714
EDUCATION

2014-2017 National Academy of Art, Master of Fine Arts prof. Valentin Kolev studio 52, Sofia Bulgaria

2009-2013 National Academy of Art, Bachelor of Fine arts prof. Valentin Kolev studio 52, Sofia Bulgaria

2008-2009 VFU “ Chernorizets Hrabar “Architecture, Varna Bulgaria


HONORS an AWARDS

2020 First Award Nomination in “The past way of using” art contest, gallery Nuance, Sofia
2017 AUBG Award for Contemporary art , First edition
2017 Award for promising development and devotion to art of Edmond Demirdjian Foundation, Sofia
2017 Art Residence Cite Des Arts Paris, France - award by NAA, Sofia
2013 Art Residence Wittgenstein House, Vienna – First prize for work by The academy of fine arts Sofia

2012 one semester, Erazmus UB Faculty de Belles Artes, Barcelona, Spain

2012 First prize winner of “National biennial of drawing” by UBA, Sofia


EXHIBITIONS and shows

2020 Group show of the nominated artists in the art competition “The past, way of using” in Nuance gallery, Sofia
2019 Group show "Non-places of Utopia" in Stubel gallery with curator Juliana Takova , Sofia
2019 Participation in the group project "Outdoors" by Rakursi gallery, Sofia
2019 Participation in the exhibition "Go-Went-Gone" at the Contemporary space gallery, Varna with curators Bilyana Rubinova, Daniela Radeva
2018 Participation in the project of Luciano Benetton Foundation, Imago Mundi "The Art Theorema"
2018 Group show Kosmodrum , ONE gallery, Sofia
2018 Group show Youthexhibition Vol. 2, The red point gallery, Sofia, with curators Teodora Konstantinova and Radoslav Mehandzhiyski
2017 'Très' Solo exhibition in Rakursi gallery
2017 three months Art Residency in “The Fridge”, Sofia
2016 Participation in exhibition "Night of the Museums and Galleries", Plovdiv with Music performance EAV, audio visual project

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