Dimitar Genchev – SWEET PEA

from Saturday, March 14th, 2015 to Saturday, April 18th, 2015

SWEET PEA
14 March – 18 April 2015
Opening Saturday March 14 from 5 – 7 PM

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Untitled 2014 180 x 220 cm. Oil on canvas

Courtyard 2014 180 x 220 cm. Oil and acrylics on canvas

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

NRC March 19 2015, Lucette ter Borg

Untitled 2014 180 x 220 cm. Oil on canvas

Courtyard 2014 180 x 220 cm. Oil and acrylics on canvas

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

Sweet Pea, exhibition view.

NRC March 19 2015, Lucette ter Borg

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SWEET PEA

Gerhard Hofland Gallery proudly presents the newest paintings by Dimitar Genchev (1985, Plovdiv, Bulgaria). Genchev is a masterly painter, who can conjure everyday topics into surrealistic scenes. The human figure, pots, pans, tables ans chairs, plants and flowers are brought together in an estranging manner. Genchev uses unexpected compositions, unusual perspectives, an intense colour palette and a hyper-realistic painting style interspersed with abstract surfaces. Thereby he knows to elevate seemingly uninteresting objects to aesthetical ones and to combine topics in ways as if they seem to depict a mysterious story. The paintings can be considered collages of Genchev’s memories and accurate observations, which can be traced back to his childhood and to the daily life in his native Bulgaria. For the viewer these fragments are recognizable and painted in such a way that they appeal to a dreamed world evoking feelings of nostalgia, desire, romance and transience.

Dimitar Genchev lives and works in Bulgaria and Amsterdam. He studied at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, BG, the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU) and was a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2012. He exhibited his works at Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, De Artillerie, Platform for young professional artists, Utrecht and galerie Gerhard Hofland. In 2014 received a stipend for young emerging artists from the Mondriaan Fund.

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