Happiness is not a fairytale
08.12.2021 - 18.12.2021
Angelika Radeva. Orchid, 2021, mixed media, 100 x 120 cm
Angelika Radeva. Blue, 2020, mixed media, 120 x 110 cm
Angelika Radeva. Beyond the universe, 2020, mixed media, 150 x 130 cm
Angelika Radeva. A small universe, 2020, mixed media, 65 x 70 cm
Angelika Radeva. Yellow curve, 2021, mixed media, 60 x 55 cm
Angelika Radeva. Orange circle, 2020, mixed media, d=100 сm
Angelika Radeva. Silver, 2021, mixed media, 100 x 120 cm
Angelika Radeva. White circle, 2020, mixed media, d=100 cm
Angelika Radeva’s works are colourful, shiny and dynamic. They put the possibilities of perception to the ultimate test by provoking them with challenging colour and bold form. The artist does not conform to established rules – her works can be defined as both sculptures and paintings.
The paintings-sculptures enter the space and change it. The colour is also treated differently – the monochromatic colour uses its power to reflect light. Each work changes depending on the angle of the lighting. When changing the light source, the volume disappears. Only the colour remains, limited by the dimensions of the frame. The visible becomes the invisible and vice versa.
Angelica’s objects are not constant. They relate to time and change with it. The viewer is subjected to a constant provocation – at any given moment he is tempted to follow the changes that the movement of light “inflicts” on the surface. Relief paintings are vivid and dynamic reflections of moving time. They also capture the viewer’s movement, they become centres of attraction for his choices and preferences. The interaction is two-way.
The choice of colours, the preferred lines, the harmonious volumes and reflections create an uplifted mood and release positive energy. Boundaries are overcome and the spirit is set free.
In 2014 Angelika Radeva graduated from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, where she studied Painting in the class of Prof. Andrey Daniel. She continued her education at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, majoring in Fine Arts. In 2011 she won the London’s top Contemporary Fine Art students competition and held an exhibition in Covent Garden, London at the 3Bedfordbury Gallery.
Her solo exhibitions in Bulgaria were in: A + gallery, 2014, Gallery of Modern Art, 2012, National Art Forum – Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2009. Her performance exhibition „Make me“ in the Communication room was part of the festival “Zone of Culture”, 2014. She participated in joint exhibitions, including: “Attention: Fresh Paint” at the Sofia City Art Gallery, 2015, “Spectrophrenia”, Sofia Press Gallery, 2013.