Along the Road of Life
ROSEN RASHEV- ROSHPAKA
8 – 20 March 2016
Rakursi Art Gallery presents from the 8th to the 20th March 2016 the latest works of Rosen Rashev – Roshpaka. The artist is known for his naïve “sewn” pictures made of natural materials. His works are inspired by nature and childhood in his native region, of Christian and pagan rituals. Author’s technique comprises of backstitch, running stitch, applique. His works illustrate Roshpaka’s philosophy: “I want people to learn about my sunny soul. And I am trying to transfer this positivism of mine in my work.”
The artist lives in a small town in North-west Bulgaria. His connection to the land, the silence and the simple things gives him the joy of life that radiates from his works.
The focus of the present exhibition is that everyone has their own path that he walks according to his choices and with the help of his personal angel, conveyed in a minimalistic way, with bright colors.
Rosen Rashev was born in 1970 in Vratsa. In 1989 he graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Sofia. He has had 49 exhibitions in various spaces including Rakursi Art Gallery, Gallery Ata-Ray, Sofia, Sariev-Plovdiv, 1908 Gallery in Sofia and Cologne, Bratislava, Belgrade, Jagodina. He has participated in numerous international workshops organized by the Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art, city of Jagodina, Serbia, Gallery of Naïve Art in Trebes, Slovenia, Canton Palin Jean Fiu, France. Since 1999 his works are in the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art, city of Jagodina, Serbia and at the Salon Museum in Belgrade. He has won awards from art museums and galleries.