“Sketch and painting”


23 January – 10 February 2024

“Rakursi” gallery presents the exhibition “Sketch and painting” by Yavora Petrova from January 23 to February 10, 2024. The artist shows ten oil paintings and the accompanying sketches.

Yavora Petrova reveals the creative process of her work:

“The idea comes sometimes at the wrong time.

A story can come from anywhere.

The desire to write down thoughts immediately, wherever you are.

To see the picture in your mind and put it on paper.

Search for the composition or simply draw it.

For all this, you need a pencil and a notebook, a small pad and some color.

And all this fits into the concept of SKETCH.

A sketch from which a painting is born.

In my last exhibition there are 10 attempts to turn a sketch into a painting.

10 completely different plots with their small sketches and large pictures”.

Yavora Petrova

Mother and Daughter (after Rembrandt)
EA, 3/10,32/23 cm.

Mother and Daughter (after Rembrandt)
Oil on canvas,100/80 cm.

Portal, sketch on paper
34/38 cm.

Portal, oil on canvas
60/80 cm.

Yavora Petrova was born in Sofia,Bulgaria. Graduated from the National Art Gallery in 1983. She has numerous exhibitions and participation around the world. 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.