Dimitrina Sevova, Swiss-Bulgarian artist. Holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts ZHdK, Zurich, and graduated in the painting class of Prof. Andrei Daniel at the National Academy of Art, Sofia. She also completed a MAS Curating from the Institute for Cultural Studies in the Arts of ZHdK.
As a young artist in Bulgaria, despite her beginnings as a painter, she represented a new generation of conceptual artists working with new media, video and installation art, exhibiting locally and internationally. After some years dedicated to independent curatorial practices and exhibition projects, she reclaimed her artist studio practices, with a primary focus on sculpture and installation art.
I experiment with different stages of clay and the fragility of the material, from handbuilt or cast ceramic or porcelain objects and vessels to sculptures and ephemeral paintings of unfired clay. Like in alchemy, working with this material needs a mutual affinity between the artist and the material. I often display my works in site-specific installations and contextually oriented projects, employing various media, in addition to clay and ceramic, from found objects, drawings, photography or video, to space and time coordinates informed by play, game and the current technological dispositives. My work is based on research as a method and a way of making. I draw on scientific realism with its objective reality, which I displace through imagination to ambiguous, performative, subjective, and spatial states of objects. My works navigate between two systems, on the one hand, the representational models and their fiction, and on the other, the abstract, immaterial, and performative qualities of reality itself, between micro and macro, with a mysterious manifestation of natural and technological magic in the dark underscore of poetic ecologies and earthly muds.
The motto of my practices is: deskill craft, re-skill art to reconnect thinking with making.
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