100 sonnets 100 drawings
10 – 26 January 2023
Rakursi gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Yavora Petrova “100 sonnets 100 drawings”.
The artist shows drawings inspired by poems by Pablo Neruda, whose love poetry won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.
True to her searches and emotions, the artist has been developing the drawings based on the poems for the past two years.
The drawing occupies a central place in Yavora Petrova’s work, and it bears the stylistic features and philosophy of the artist. As she herself admits, for her everything starts with the drawing. She is the door to her world, which she now opens to reveal to us her feelings, generated by Neruda’s love poetry.
To the question “Why Neruda”, Yavora answers with his verse:
O love, O crazy sunbeam and purple premonition…