Velizar Dimchev - Franky's Project

  • exhibition art and design
  • 1 - 8 June
  • restaurant Fun House "The Clock"

Franky is a project by Velizar Dimchev - a visual artist actively involved with contemporary art. He was born in 1983 in Plovdiv, where he lives and works. Velizar has an MA degree in Painting from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia and also specialized in Paris. He has had several solo shows and participated in tens of group exhibitions. In 2010 he was nominated for the Gaudenz B. Ruf contemporary art award.

Franky is a fictional character in black and white - a geometrical minimalist vision, which aims to illustrate the decline, the stress, the traps and the global scheme in which otherwise unique individuals find themselves in, due to the circumstances or because of their own stupidity. The project sees modern man as a hostage of his own aspirations and as a victim of today's social pitfalls - alienation, meaningless shopping, routine workdays. Thus, in an ironic way, the author comments on serious life problems.

Velizar has been developing Franky for three years now - both in terms of layers of meaning and in various media: animation, objects, installations, paintings, drawings, photographs and interactive installation. Over the past two years, objects and panels of the Franky series were displayed in galleries in Bulgaria (for example in 2010 in Sofia Gallery Raiko Alexiev as part of the Gaudenz Ruf award nominees exhibition). Earlier this year some of them also participated in an exhibition of young contemporary Bulgarian art in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Velizar has a principle of creating new works specifically for each event or space - Sofia Design Week 2012 is no exception.


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