Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Iara Boubnova, Christy Lange.
Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov (born 1957) is a storyteller who roots his themes in melancholic, humorous reflections on everyday life. His ambitious new installation at Ikon Gallery in the U.K. combines drawings, paintings, video and objects, and includes works made prior to 1989 (when Bulgaria was under Communist rule) alongside later pieces for which he is better known.
The work of Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov (born 1957) balances political and social critique with deliberate naiveté. The artist's activities incorporate small-scale drawing, sculpture and installation, translating his lived experiences under a totalitarian Communist regime into universally relatable expressions of anxiety and thwarted hope.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Ralf Beil, Stephan Berg, Konrad Bitterli, Georgi Gospudinov.
Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov has developed a distinctive body of installations and site specific works over the course of his 25-year career, which is characterized by an embrace of ephemerality, a playful humor and a touch of melancholy. This publication includes examples from the end of the 1980s to the present.