Fragments of a Dream

solo exhibition of graphics by Dimo Kolibarov
03. - 23.11.2022

Fragments of a Dream

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Exhibition of graphics by Dimo Kolibarov
3 - 23 November 2022
OPENING RECEPTION- Thursday, 3 November 2022, 6:00 PM in HALL 1

From November 3, 2022, Largo Art Gallery has the honor and pleasure to present for the first time in its exhibition halls the great master of graphics Dimo ​​Kolibarov. The artist from Burgas has not had a solo show in Varna for more than 20 years, and undoubtedly his presentation will be a real feast for connoisseurs of graphics in the seaside city. The exhibition is called "Fragments of a Dream" and presents 35 graphics from three cycles created in the last four years. The cycle "Travel" is from 2019, "Forgotten Words" is from 2021, and the latest cycle is "City Fragments" from 2022, which inspired the artist for the title of the exhibition.

What stories is Dimo Kolibarov telling with his new cycle of graphics "City Fragments"?

Undoubtedly, the backbone of the exhibition is precisely the graphics from the "City Fragments" cycle, representing portraits of houses and portraits of boats. The "portraits" are of specific buildings in Burgas - old, aristocratic, dignified, marked with the traces of time. The boat portraits are also of specific, real-life gems that the artist discovered in the old boat graveyards near Burgas. And little by little the series of "portraits" took shape and found its material expression on the graphic sheet. With these "mementos" from the past, Dimo quietly and unobtrusively tells us forgotten stories about a reality that no longer exists. About how unnecessarily hurried our lives are, about how quickly everything around us changes, about the rapid flight of time that does not leave us time to consider the change. In each of the works there is a stillness, a staticness – the boats are pulled ashore, covered, put out of use forever, the houses have empty balconies and windows, devoid of human presence, with peeling, cracked facades overgrown with seashells. The whole cycle evokes loneliness, melancholy, nostalgia. But at the same time, the works of professor Kolibarov are also like an explanation of love for the past, which carries in itself pieces of history, youthful memories and fragments of our dreams.

What is curious about Dimo Kolibarov's new artworks?

What is particularly interesting in the current exhibition is that each of the 14 works from the "City Fragments" cycle, executed in the etching and aquatint techniques, includes two prints from two plates - one plate with the image of a house and one with the image of a boat. Thus, as the artist shares, the combinations are endless, because with each new print, each boat could be a "companion" of another house from the 14 that the author created. The whole cycle is like a dance, in which the participants can move their places and the depicted picture changes completely. This is how the viewer of the present exhibition will perceive them. A melancholic look at the changing face of the sea city, at the disappearing images of the fishing boats and docks that housed not only boats but also human dreams.

We hope to see you at the opening reception with the participation of the artist on 3 November, 2022 at 6:00 PM in Hall 1 of Largo Art Gallery, 8 Han Krum Street, Varna. The exhibition continues until November 23. The event is part of the exhibition program of the Largo Gallery, financially supported by the National Culture Fund under the "One Year Grant" program.

Read more about the artist in his profile in the "Artists" section of the website.

Nelly Valcheva, gallerist

From "City fragments"- Fisherman's house, Dimo Kolibarov / Largo Art Gallery

From "City fragments"- Fisherman's house

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- Spring and Autumn

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- Breeze

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- Autumn day

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- Vanity I

Dimo Kolibarov

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From "Journey"- Vanity II

Dimo Kolibarov

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From "Journey"- Vanity III

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- The roof

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Forgotten Words"- Nostalgia

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- Silence

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- Memory

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Forgotten Words"- Return

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- Noise from wings

Dimo Kolibarov

Questions about the evolution

Dimo Kolibarov

Details from a sun clock

Dimo Kolibarov

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From "Journey"- Touch

Dimo Kolibarov

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From "City fragments"- Stopped time

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- A walk in the wheat

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- The windows

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- In the garden of temptation

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Forgotten Words"- Shore

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- State

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- Findings

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- The Fool's Escape

Dimo Kolibarov

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From "City fragments"- Orkinos

Dimo Kolibarov

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From "Forgotten Words"- Romantic journey

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- Past glory

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Forgotten Words"- The swing

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Journey"- Shore

Dimo Kolibarov

Happiness hunters

Dimo Kolibarov

Shore (inspired by Hristo Fotev

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- The balcony

Dimo Kolibarov

From "Forgotten Words"- Melancholy

Dimo Kolibarov

From "City fragments"- Fragments of a dream

Dimo Kolibarov


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