Jivko Sedlarski

Art for
everyone and everywhere.

It is sometimes said that there exist two kinds of sculptures –the one of mass and the one of movement. This division is certainly simplistic, but by being conformed to it, even provisionally, we are led without hesitation to classify the work of Jivko Sedlarski in the second category. In fact, if the term “kinetic” did not already have a precise and limited sense, it would be tempting to apply it to his work – not because it moves, but because it breathes and expresses the notion of movement.

One must observe the polished metal flags raised by the wind as their shape suggests and seems to be blowing to be convinced of it, or even the “launch devices” that appear aggressive as they seem ready to detach themselves from their base. It’s the energy in its purest form that animates all these works, that energizes the material they are made of and that makes the air vibrate around them.

Very often, the sculptures of Jivko Sedlarski are progressions, forms that proliferate, and apparently mock the laws of gravity, which highlights another feature – the contrast between the actual weight and the apparent lightness of the work. In fact, it is the first one that supports the second one, which allows the artist to push its forms beyond the point where the balance would normally be broken. The result is a sense of mystery and almost of danger, which adapts very well to some lyrical touches (think of the light blue plates that crown his admirable “Breton sky”). In sum, it is a vision at the same time strong, fragile and intriguing just as Jivko Sedlarski offers – and it is a privilege for us to be admitted to share it with him.

Vincent Nach
2007 – Concil of Europe

Born in Elhovo, Bulgaria
1973 – 1977 High school of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
1983 -1989 National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
1983 -1984 – Courses of Prof. Palov’s anatomy to the Academy of Medicine of Sofia
1986 Training course in sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
1987 – 1989 Teacher in sculpture in the secondary school “Poushkin”, Sofia, Bulgaria

Personals end Publics exhibitions

Art Gallery IKKON, Rennes, France
Poesjkin Centrum, Antwerpen, Belgium
Art Gallery Michelle, Old Town, Washington, USA
“Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui”, Paris / France
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, Switzerland
Contemporary Art Fair Sergy Pontoise / France
6ème European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Eragny sur Oise – Cergy-Pontoise
Conseil d’Europe, Strasbourg / France
Bulgarian Institute of Culture, Paris / France
Gallery « Art -Tendence », Kehl / Germany
Gallery « Кавалет », Varna / Bulgaria Municipal gallery of Bansko / Bulgaria The Wittgenstein Hous – Wien /Austria – 2010
Bowling Center – Cap Malo, Rennes / France
« Ar Milin », Sculpture Parc, Chateaubourg / France
Bulharsky kulturny institut, Bratislava / Slovakia
“La Robe Sirène”, 3,74 m., Painted steel, Grand Hotel POMORIE-Bulgaria
Xian-Shaanxi Provincial Art Museum / Chine
Shandong Province Art Museum / Chine
New Suzhou Art Museum / Chine
Urumuqi Art Museum / Chine
Fujian Art Museum / Chine
Ningbo Art Museum / Chine
Heilongjiang Art Museum / Chine
Changshu Art Museum / Chine
Yichuan Art Museum / Chine
Gallery Petko Zadgorski, Burgas / Bulgarie
Gallery “SEZONI”, Sofia / Bulgarie
“Vetrinjski Dvor” Maribor – European Capital of Culture – 2012
Gallery “NESI”, Burgas / Bulgarie
« Honey Moon », steel, H : 4,00 m., Nouvoitou / France
ESC Rennes School of Business, Rennes / France
First Parade Haute Soudure (High Welding) to the Church of Vieux Vy sur Couesnon / France
«Universum Frau», VIVA Gallery, , Wien / Autriche
Gallery « Djamiata », Dupnica / Bulgarie
Tallin Art Hall / Estonia
Chavchavadzes Museum, Tsinandali / Georgia
8th « Flâneries d’Art Contemporain », Aix en Provence / France
Haus Wittgenstein, Wien / Austria – 2014
« Consul’Art », Marseille – European Capital of Culture – 2013
Gallery Djamiata, Dupnica / Bulgarie
Gallery «SEZONI», Sofia / Bulgaria
8th « Flâneries d’Art Contemporain », Aix en Provence / France
Haus Wittgenstein, Wien / Austria
Museu National de Historia e da Ciência, Univ.de Lisboa / Portugal
Gallery Industrialna, Sofia /Bulgaria
2015 – QuArt Suzhou / China
Féminalise, Beaune / France
”Primavera”, Gallery Riva Gauche, Namur / Belgium
Gallery Valer, Sofia/Bulgaria
Spacio Solferino, Milano/Italy
2016 «HAUTE SOUDURE» Bowling Center, Cap Malo,La Mézière/France
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park/England
2017 35ème Cultural Happy Hour “Bulgarian Haute Couture”
“Zhivko Sedlarski-Bulgarian Haute Couture”, Inspiring Culture Brussels/Belgium
Gallery NESI, Burgas/Bulgaria
Qu Art Museum, Suzhou/China
The University of Edinburgh/Scotich
Universitée Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles/Belgium
Port of Antwerpen, Antwerpen/Belgium
2018 Jinji Lake Biennale Suzhou/China