THE NATIONAL GALLERY
THE YORDAN PARUSHEV FOUNDATION
Yordan Parushev (1958–2011)
8 February–18 March 2018
Opening on 8 February, Thursday, at 6 p. m.
Kvadrat 500, Hall 19
St Alexander Nevsky Sq.
This exhibition is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the birth of Yordan Parushev. The selection of artworks presenting canvases, sculptures and assemblages does not have a retrospective character but shows part of the creative pursuits of the artist over the last ten years of his artistic work.
Yordan Parushev is one of the contemporary artists of a markedly prominent position in Bulgarian figurative art, an innovator and, at the same time, dictating aesthetic taste and artistic principles. His oeuvre reveals an exceptionally spiritual personality of great intellect and commitment to his work. In parallel with his purely creative activity, Yordan Parushev ‘infected’ many of the young generation of Bulgarian artists with à passion for figurative art through his teaching, sharing his gained experience and rich culture. The physical absence of the artist is an indisputable fact, but the great privilege of creators is that they leave a great heritage that ‘lives’ and reminds one of the existence of those figures who have left a lasting trace in their earthbound being.
This project of the initiative group of the Yordan Parushev Foundation and friends was realised with the cooperation of the National Gallery.
Yordan Parushev was born on 30 June 1958 in Sliven. He graduated in Painting in 1983 from the Sts Cyril and Methodius University in Veliko Tarnovo, under Prof. Stanislav Pamukchiev. An Associate Professor in Art History and Painting at the Sts Cyril and Methodius Veliko Tarnovo University. A member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. On 15 December 2011, the artist died in a car accident.
Yordan Parushev held 50 solo exhibitions in the country and abroad, participated in 303 group, national and international exhibitions and was the winner of 17 awards.
His paintings are owned by the National Gallery, Sofia City Art Gallery, the galleries in Ruse, Sliven, Shumen, Pleven, Razgrad, Smolyan and Dobrich; by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea; the Centre for Documentation of the Art of Collage in Sergines, France; as well as by private collectors in Bulgaria, USA, Russia, Great Britain, Germany, France, Turkey, Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Poland, and Portugal.
For further information:
Prof. Stanislav Pamukchiev 0887 102 957
Tanya Staneva 0899 444 740
Illusion, 2008, collage, paper
The Love of the East, 2010, collage, paper
Generacions, 2005, collage, paper