Eight Ceilings
Eight Ceilings
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Eight Ceilings, 2013

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GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna
drawing on ceilings

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© Nedko Solakov - Courtesy GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
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After graduating in Mural Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts of Sofia, Nedko Solakov is known most of all for his tiny drawings and written annotations, thin and interstitial, inscribed with black ink on the immaculate walls of the exhibition space. Despite being small-scale interventions, intentionally anti-monumental, his works manage to radically change the perception of the architecture of the museum or the gallery, turning around the expectations of the visitors who walk through the door. In his early versions, presented from 1993 with the title Wallpaper, the walls were entirely covered with rolls of elegant flowery wallpaper: Solakov did nothing more than add writings and figures only a few centimetres in size, which inevitably ended up mixing in with the dense pattern of the covering. [...]
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