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 – Council of Europe

2019
• Plovdiv-European Capital of Culture, Aspect Gallery, Plovdiv / Bulgaria
• “Haute Soudure” fashion show, Grand Hotel Primoretz, Burgas / Bulgaria
• Château des Pères, Piré-sur Seiche / France

2018

• Jinji Lake Biennale Suzhou / China
• “Guns of Wind” – The Code Success Foundation, Sofia / Bulgarie
• Bulgarian Fashion Icon, Vitosha Park Hotel , Sofia / Bulgarie
• Project for Albena resort / Bulgaria
• Château du Boi Guy, Parigné / France
• Auction Artcurial, Lyon / France

2017
• 35th Cultural Happy Hour “Zhivko Sedlarski – Bulgarian Haute Couture”, Inspiring Culture, Brussels / Belgium
• Nesi Gallery, Burgas / Bulgaria
• Qu Art Museum – Inauguration, Suzhou / China
• University of Edinburgh / Scotland
• Free University of Brussels, Brussels / Belgium
• Port of Antwerpen, Antwerp / Belgium
• “The Ocean”, mural, 840 m2, Suzhou Center / China
• “Haute Soudure”, Château du Boi Guy, Parigné / France
• Auction Artcurial, Lyon / France

2016
• Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London / England
• “Haute Soudure”, Bowling Center, Cap Malo, La Mézière / France
• “Woman on the Bike”, brass, H: 2.20 m. Taihu Lake-Suzhou / China
• “Skating Women’s”, brass, H: 2.50 m. Taihu Lake-Suzhou / China
• “Rainbow In the Dark”, Stainless Steel, H: 3.00m. “Lake Mansion” – Suzhou / China
• Château du Boi Guy, Parigné / France
• Auction Artcurial, Lyon / France

2015
• “Sparkling dress”, Beaune / France
• Qu Art Suzhou / China
• Féminalise, Beaune / France
• “Primavera”, Riva Gauche Gallery, Namur / Belgium
• Valer Gallery, Sofia / Bulgaria
• Spazio Solferino 40, Milan / Italy

2014
• National Museum of History and Science, Univ.de Lisbon / Portugal
• 8th “Flâneries d’Art Contemporain”, Aix en Provence / France
• Wittgenstein Haus, Wien / Austria
• Industrialna Gallery, Sofia / Bulgaria
• 10th Cultural Exhibition, Pomorie / Bulgaria
• “Haute Soudure”, Ploumagoar / France
• Gallery “Sezoni”, Sofia / Bulgaria
• “Rainbow In The Dark”, Château des Pères, Piré sur Seiche / France
• Cultural Merit, Vieux-Vy-sur-Couesnon / France

2013
• Tallinn Art Hall / Estonia
• Chavchavadze Museum, Tsinandali / Georgia
• “Consul’Art” Marseille – European Capital of Culture Marseille / France
• “Honeymoon”, steel, H: 4.00 m. Nouvoitou / France
• Nesi Gallery, Burgas / Bulgaria
• ESC Rennes School of Business, Rennes / France
• First “Haute Soudure” Fashion Show, Vieux-Vy-sur-Couesnon / France
• “Universum Frau”, Pálffy Palace , Wien / Austria
• Gallery “Djamiata”, Dupnica / Bulgaria

2012
• Vetrinjski Dvor – Maribor-European Capital of Culture – 2012, Maribor / Slovenia
• “Mermaid dress”, steel, H: 3.74 m. Grand Hotel Pomorie, Pomorie / Bulgaria
• Shandong Province Art Museum, Jinan / China
• Urumqi Art Museum, Urumqi / China
• Fujian Art Museum, Fuzhou / China
• Ningbo Art Museum, Ningbo / China
• Heilongjiang Art Museum, Suzhou / China
• Changshu Art Museum, Changshu / China
• Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan / China
• Yichuan Art Museum, Yichuan / China
• “Приятели на морето” (The Friends of the Sea), Petko Zadgorski Gallery, Burgas / Bulgaria
• “The Fifth Element”, Gallery “Sezoni”, Sofia / Bulgaria

2011
• Drouot Paris, “Red Tree”, H: 2.68 m. thermo lacquered. Paris, France
• Utrillo-Valadon Museum, Sannois – Paris Region / France
• Council of Europe, Strasbourg / France
• The China-Europe Union and “the Warriors of Emperor Qin”, Shaanxi Provincial Art Museum, Xian / China

2010
• Contemporary Art Fair in Cergy Pontoise / France
• 6th European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Eragny sur Oise – Cergy Pontoise / France
• Commemorative Exhibition “130 Years of Diplomatic Relations Bulgaria – France” Château Brézé / Maine et Loire / France
• “Le Vieux Chêne” painted steel, H: 2, 86 m. Crevin / France
• “Azul Bahia”, painted steel, H: 2, 60 m. Alixan / France
• Medal and Diploma of the City of Burgas / Bulgaria
• “Mass in movement”, Crevin / France
• “Ariane by Night”, St. George of Montclar / France
• “The Dress”, Bansko / Bulgaria
• “Open Doors”, Crevin / France

2009
• “Rainbow In The Dark”, stainless steel, H: 3.20 m. Ar Milin, Châteaubourg / France
• “Les Voiles” – project, stainless steel, H: 7.50 m. Crédit Agricole, St. Brieuc / France
• “Mass in movement”, Gallery “Art -Tendence”, Kehl / Germany
• Gallery “Kavalet”, Varna / Bulgaria
• “Ar Milin” Sculpture Park, Chateaubourg / France
• 4th Art Contemporary Art Fair VO, Cergy-Pontoise / France
• Bulharsky Kulturny Institute, Bratislava / Slovakia

2008
• Faculty of Law, Rennes I, Rennes / France
• Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Paris / France
• “Why not”, Avranches / France
• Relief “Hristo Botev”, bronze, 70 x 90 cm, Bulgarian Cultural Center, Paris / France
• “Ciel Breton”, acier, H: 1.50 m. Résidence bulgare, Strasbourg / France
• Letter of Congratulation from the Bulgarian National Agency Abroad – Paris / France
• Diploma of the Bulgarian Minister of Culture for the attribution to the development of Bulgarian culture abroad, Paris / France
• Medal of the Bulgarian National Foundation “Christo Botiov”, Paris / France
• Medal of Bulgarian Minister of Culture, Paris / France

2007
• “Suns of the East”, Carrefour des Arts, Brécé, Normandy / France
• Council of Europe, Strasbourg / France
• “Catogane” gallery, Brest / France
• “Oceania”, Brest / France
• “Square tree”, steel, H: 2.60 m. Leipzig / Germany
• Letter of Congratulation from the Bulgarian National Agency Abroad – Sofia / Bulgaria
• “Treaty of Rome”, Corps Nuds / France

2006
• 2006 “Square Tree”, steel, H: 2.50 m. Bourgbarré / France
• Cultural Center Bourgbarré / France
• Bowling Center – Cape Malo, Rennes / France

2005
• “La Forêt Malouine”, Bowling Center – Cap Malo, Rennes / France
• Projects “History of World”, ten monumental sculptures of H: 4.50 m. to 25 m., La Mézière / France
• “Et si elle était ronde?”, Galerie du Quai, St. Rambert / France
• Bowling Center – Cap Malo, Rennes / France
• Village Saint George, Rennes / France
• Cicé-Blossac, Bruz / France

2004

Exhibition “Obras de Participantes en el simposio Internacional de Escultura”, Córdoba / Spain
“Galatea” Córdoba / Espagne
“Lui” Rachana Sculpture Park Rachana / Liban
Art ponds “Si loin” Forest of Brocéliande / France
Diploma of the City of Cordoba / Spain
Foundation Basbous Diploma, Beirut / Lebanon
“Grand Ouest”, Bourgbarré / France

2003

World Trade Center Memorial Competition Diploma – New York / USA
“The Mother”, bronze H: 3.60 m. inaugurated by the Bulgarian Prime Minister, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (aka Simeon II, King of Bulgarians), Karlovo / Bulgaria

2002

Police Station, Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart / Germany

2001

Lycée François Bise, Bonneville / France
Chartreuse de Mélan, Taninges / France
“Open doors”, Vern sur Seiche / France

2000

Village Saint George, Rennes / France
Cicé-Blossac, Bruz / France

1997

Michelle Gallery, Old Town, Washington / USA
“11 artists – 11 sluices”, Hédé / France
Ec’Art Gallery, Betton / France
Manor of the Engagiste, Orbec / France

1996

Poesjkin Centrum, Antwerp / Belgium
Vern Volumes, Vern sur Seiche / France
“Tensions et Déversements”, Noyal sur Seiche / France
Primavera, Halle Martenot, Rennes / France

1995

Museum of Art and History, Geneva / Switzerland
“American Painters – French Sculptors”, Rochefort en Terre / France
College du Château, Morlaix / France
Auction Livinec, Rennes / France
“Femme bateau”, Port of Tinduff / France
“La Boule Montante”, Hospital Camfrout / France

1994

Ikkon Gallery, Rennes / France
“Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui”, Paris / France
Ec’Art Gallery, Betton / France
Rohan Castle, Pontivy / France
Milette Le Corre, Ile aux Moines / France
International Symposium on Granites, Lanhelin / France
“Nocturnes de Peinture”- Cagnes-sur-Mer / France
Gallery L.M., Épernay / France
“Sept Têtes de l’Art”, Trégourez / France
“Eurosculpture”, Carhaix / France

1993

Château Rouge, Carhaix / France
Salon Castelnodais, Ille-et-Vilaine / France

1992

“Place des Lices”, Rennes / France
Abbey Gallery, Vern sur Seiche / France

1990

“The Mother” project- Monumental sculpture in bronze, H: 3.60 m. Padarevo / Bulgaria
Project for a sculptural bronze composition, Nadejda-Sofia / Bulgaria

1989

Sculptural and Architectural Ensemble, limestone, H: 5.20 m., Architect: M. Yankov, Coprivetz / Bulgaria

1988

“Torso”, stone, H: 1.20 m, Kounino / Bulgaria

1987

Three facilities in Rila Mountain / Bulgaria