Damyan Bumbalov – Bulgaria – Painting
Born in 1979 in Yambol, he hardly fits in any box. He can be called provocative and even scandalous, but this would not be the whole truth. Because his regard for the everyday and eternal themes rooted deeply in the human essence, is not for its own sake. Underneath the form of expression, infuriating to the puritanical minds, there are indented messages, far more sophisticated and operating both on the conscious and subconscious level. These messages could shake every thinking person, dwelling the space beyond the paradigm of mediocrity.
Damyan Bumbalov is one of the founders of Taralej Gallery (The Hedgehog) – Veliko Turnovo. Various art events in Veliko Tarnovo are organized by Damyan, – Art zone fest, Samovodska street open – air festival, Light Installation for the Earth Hour, 12 hours art mini festival.
Ritual art – Time and Space
Mummers from the Future
Despite of common understandings it appears that mythological beings with horns are more outstanding model than the real ones without horns. It is confirmed by all the people that somehow had had a conflict with those beings and also by a group of journalists from Bulgarian media, without being clear why they are doing it.
These canvases of 100/120 cm. portray three monuments from anarcho–masochistic system, that are influenced by Kim Chen Un during a fair play tennis game at Boyana’s court. These portraits also have the ability to cure spells, drought, earwax or post alcoholic depression. It is well to be displayed moderately because watching them more than 3 min and 18 sec. leads to slight side effect.
„Mummer”s mask 2″ 100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas „Mummer”s mask 3″ 100 x 120 cm, acrylic on canvas
Organizing and Conducting of Ritual Art – Time and Space edition of the Old School residency is financed under BG 08 Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Arts Programme of the EEA Financial Mechanism.