Dimitar Genchev
Born Plovdiv (BG), 1985
Nationality BG/NL

www.genchev.org
demetrius1492@abv.bg

 
RijksakademieOPEN
Beeld 1 / 2   'The roof, 2013, oil and acrylic on canvas, 180 x 220 cm
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In his life-size paintings Dimitar Genchev alternates between different textures and intensities of materials such as oil paint and epoxy resins. He has a strong personal connection with the banal and intimate scenes in our everyday life and their hidden and hard to find beauty. This ‘boring’ subject matter is converted into uncanny and sometimes surrealistic scenes by the use of contrasting styles and techniques that appear alien to its surroundings. By changing rhythms in colour, texture, structure and subject matter Genchev converts the ordinary into the extraordinary.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2009-
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, NL
2007
Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, FR
2004 – 2008
National Academy of Arts, Sofia, BG (BA painting)
2000 – 2004
Fine Arts High School “Tsanko Lavrenov”, Plovdiv, BG

Residency
2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/ Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

Fellowships and stipends
2012
Machteld Vos en Willem Sijthoff
Societe Generale Expressbank Sofia, BG
2007
Socrates/Erazmus, exchange student program, one semester of education in Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, FR2012

Awards
Buning Brongersprijs 2012
2008
Grand prize, Competition for the awards of St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation, Sofia, BG
2008
Grand prize, Competition for the awards of Societe Generale Expressbank, Sofia, BG
2007
Encouraging award by "The Drawing", organized by National Academy of Arts, Sofia, BG

2004
Romfeya Gallery, Plovdiv, BG, Encouraging award

Solo exhibition
2011
Artillerie gallery,  Platform for young professional artists, Utrecht, NL

Group exhibitions
2012
Art et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL, 'Buning Brongerprijzen 2012'
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL, 'RijksakademieOPEN 2012', (exh.cat.)
2008
SHORTLIST 2008, Exhibition of the artists nominated for the Gaudenz B. Ruf AWARD for New Bulgarian Art, Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia, BG
2008
BA’s exhibition of the graduated bachelors in the National Academy of Arts, Sofia, “Shipka 6” gallery, competition for the awards of Societe Generale Express Bank, Sofia, BG
2008
'Close Distance' - Union of Bulgarian artists , Shipka 6 Gallery, Sofia, BG
2007
'Bazzar', Ecole des Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg, FR (exhibition of foreign students)
2006
4th International youth triennal of contemporary art, Istanbul, TR
2005
Youth Center Sofia, BG
2004
National Fair of Arts, Plovdiv, BG