anton stoianov june 29 – august 17, 2012
In the last 3 years, the Bulgarian artist based in Berlin has produced large-scale abstract paintings – without paint or pigment. At first glance, the work evokes minimalist subdued compositions until the tri-dimensionality of the medium, grids of variably worn cotton socks, reveals itself to an absurdly abject effect, leading to cognitive dissonance.
Favoring the personal and spiritual, shed away from intellectualism, the artists uses reductive elements that ultimately transcend reality. These biomorphic paintings by Anton Stoianov expresse affinity with repulsive bodies of work situated outside the symbolic order and strategically forced upon the viewer’s gaze in order to maintain boundaries between nature and society.