the last supper

Simeon Simeonov
01.02 - 01.03.2024

Simeon Simeonov was born in 1962 in the village of Dropla, Balchik Municipality, Bulgaria. He graduated in sculpture from the National Academy of Art in Sofia in 1999. He has a PhD in art history (2006) and teaches at the National Academy of Art. He lives and works in Sofia.

Solo exhibitions: Gravity, Structura Gallery, Sofia, 2018; Aura, Æther Art Space, Sofia, 2017; Drawings, Arosita Gallery, Sofia, 2017; Here, Raiko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia, 2013; Now, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv, 2011; Against Architecture, Vaska Emanouilova Gallery, Sofia, 2008.

Selected group exhibitions: A glimpse into the depot (or “Collect contemporary!”), Nikolay Nedelchev’s Collection, WAREHOUSE in “Tobacco City”, Plovdiv, 2019; Thank you Mr. Ruf, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia, 2019; Open art files: Notes and footnotes, Kapana Gallery, Plovdiv,2019; Shifting Layers, Sofia City Art Gallery, 2018; Domus Aurea, Æther Art Space, Sofia, 2017; 120 Years  National Academy of Art, National academy of Art, Sofia, 2016; Red, National Gallery, Sofia, 2016; Focus Bulgaria, Viennacontemporary, Vienna, 2015; Save the Dreams (Imago Mundi, Bulgarian collection), Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, 2015.

Awards: Site Internacional Des Art, Paris, Francе, 2001

The forms Simeon Simeonov works with have preoccupied him for a long time. They are geometrical (architectural) and biological. Straight lines and angles are combined with rounded shapes and the soft curves of the human body. The minimalism of expression allows the artist to look into the “core” of matter and his own sensitivity. In Simeon Simeonov’s art, the gaze is always directed both inwards and outwards. The interaction with the environment and architecture of the site is of significant importance for the impact of his works. The space is subjected also to a different type of intervention – the intervention of geometry, as a projection of reason and rational thinking. He works with latex, polyurethane, air, water, canvas.