NEXT QUESTION

Tandem Project Velin Petkov / Ivaylo Stoyanov
The title intends to provoke the viewer to constantly ask questions: "Where am I?" "What is it?" "Is it real or unreal?" The authors' goal is to photograph objects that are disappearing from urban environments, which they document and digitally process. This in turn gives them a new life and meaning in the modern world.
Next Question 5, | 2017 | Colour Print | 142 x 217 cm, 3 + 2
Next Question 4 | 2015 | Colour Print | 142 x 217 cm, 3 + 2 AP
Next Question 3 | 2015 | Colour Print | 142 x 217 cm, 3 + 2 AP
Next Question 2 | 2014 | Colour Print | 142 x 217 cm, 3 + 2 AP
Next Question 1 | 2013 | Colour Print | 142 x 217 cm, 3 + 2 AP

CORNER SPACES

The Corner Spaces are two dimensional, but in depth they seem to be three dimensional.

Their essence however is the crossing of realities, which involves time. The time of the artist himself is developed as a positive in the field of contemporary photography. The concept of its corners exists as a metaphor of the place, which every person takes in society and this place is the crossing point of the self and its present. Experience enriched by images, which once created thickens and begins existence in their own crossing realities.

The Corners of Ivaylo Stoyanov, aren’t of dark and stagnant energy, but colorful and the contrast of the complementary colors can twist you and make you infused in the wavelengths, which will make you sensible for visible and invisible worlds.
Bissera Videnova​
The King’s Disco 1, Series by Corner spaces | 2017 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
The King’s Disco 2, Series by Corner spaces | 2017 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
The King’s Disco 3, Series by Corner spaces | 2017 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
The King’s Disco 4, Series by Corner spaces | 2017 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Sgrafito 1, Series by Corner spaces | 2016 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Podium, Series by Corner spaces | 2014 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Entrance-Exit, Series by Corner spaces | 2012 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
The Chinese Wall, Series by Corner spaces | 2012 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 1, Series by Corner spaces | 2012 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 2, Series by Corner spaces | 2012 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP

THE WORLD AT 90 DEGREES

For Ivaylo Stoyanov the surrounding world is the subject of his work. Expressive ​colours, strong contrast, electrical tones and heavy shadows makes it a surreal landscape. The photographer do not examine the nature, but converts it, rotating it in 90 degrees. Thus, a seemingly simple architecture, natural landscape or interior lives another life​.
Nadezhda Dzhakova, Curator​
Equalizer, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2011 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Pavilion, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2011 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Space, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2011 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 2, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2010 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 1, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2007 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 3, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2010 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 4, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2010 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 5, Series by The world at 90 degrees | 2010 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP

COLOUR LANDSCAPES

Ivaylo Stoyanov compositions of pictures and luminous colors are used to create new worlds that differ from classic architecture and landscape photography. He creates a symbiosis of humanity, nature and architecture whereby colour serves as a transmitter of feelings.
TEAS ART FAIR, Köln, Germany, 2007​
Untitled 1, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 2, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 3, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 4, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 5, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 6, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 7, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 100 x 100 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled 9, Series by Colour landscapes | 2006 | Colour Print | 40 x 60 cm, 5 + 2 AP

PORTRAITS

The composition of the picture and the powerfully luminous colours create a new world that differs from classical portrait. The people in their colourfull clothes blend in with nature, creating a play between motif and colours.
Autumn portrait 1 | 2005 | Colour Print | 100 x 150 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Winter portrait | 2010 | Colour Print | 100 x 150 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Autumn portrait 2 | 2011 | Colour Print | 100 x 150 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Scene of grandmother Maria | 2006 | triptych, Colour Print | each 21 x 21 cm, 5 + 2 AP
The blue hour | 2006 | Colour Print | each 41 x 41 cm, 5 + 2 AP

BUBBLE GUM PORTRAITS

2004 - 2005
Sturdy, by Series Bubble gum portraits | 2003 | C-Print, 90 x 110 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled, Alex, by Series Bubble gum portraits | 2005 | C-Print, 30 x 40 cm, 5 + 2 AP
Untitled, Lubeto, by Series Bubble gum portraits | 2005 | C-Print, 85,5 x 120 cm, 5 + 2 AP

BIOGRAPHY

born 1976 in Karlovo, Bulgaria
In 2013 with the photorapher Nikola Mihov founded the website Bulgarian Photography Now.
Lecturer in Concept​ual ​Photography New Bulgarian University ,​ Sofia (since 2010)
In ​2007 ​he ​graduates in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Johannes-Gutenberg University​ in​ Mainz, ​Germany.​ ​
2004 / 2005 Scholarship Socrates / Erasmus, Faculty of Fine Arts, atelier PERFORMANCE (FaVU VUT) Tomas Ruller at the Technical University Brno, Czech Republik
Lives and works in Sofia
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
MAP OF THE NEW ART, FIVE CONTINENTS, COLLECTIONS LUCIANO BENETTON
Fondazione Giorgio Cini • Venice
ONLY FANS - PHOTOGRAPHY
Resonance Gallery • Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Section 13
Union of Bulgarian Artists • Sofia, Bulgaria
2014
THE COLLECTION OF SOFIA CITY ART GALLERY, BULGARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY NOW
Gallery Contemporary Space • Varna, Bulgaria
The Collection. New Acquisitions 2012 - 2013
Sofia City Art Gallery • Sofia, Bulgaria
Contemporary Conceptual Photography
Zona Cultura • Sofia, Bulgaria
Modern Absurd
TEDxBG • Sofia, Bulgaria
Conceptual Photography Weeks
Synthesis Gallery • Sofia, Bulgaria • (catalog)
Only Fans - photography
Arosita Gallery for Contemporary Art • Sofia, Bulgaria
2013
Sofia Photo Fest
Gallery Sofia Municipality • Sofia, Bulgaria • (catalog)
2012
Acquisitions 2012
National Gallery of Art Bulgaria
Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art
2011
The human factor
Experimental European Month of Photography 1
Museum of Modern Art • Sofia, Bulgaria
Digital Print
Gallery Industrial 11 • Sofia, Bulgaria
In search of trace
Dirk Brömmel / Ivaylo Stoyanov
Month of Photography • Goethe Institut • Sofia, Bulgaria
Phodar International Photography Biennal
Art Gallery Iliya Beshkov • Pleven, Bulgaria • (catalog)
2010
Looking Forward
South Eastern Europe Contemporary Art
National Museum • Cetinje, Motenegro • (catalog)
Inhaled-exhaled-cultural migration today
Goethe-Institute • Sofia, Bulgaria
Section 13
Gallery Industrial 11 • Sofia, Bulgaria
Exhibition of new the members of the Union of Bulgarian Artists
Sofia, Bulgaria
2009
Summer Hits
Raum für Kunst - QuadrArt • Dornbirn, Austria
Section 13
Union of Bulgarian Artists • Sofia, Bulgaria
2008
Meeting at the Museum of The former synagogue
Gelnhauzen, Germany
2007
ART FAIR 4.BERLINER KUNST SALON
Dirk Brömmel / Ivan Kostolov / Ivaylo Stoyanov
Berlin, Germany • (catalog)
5 Architects 13 photographers
Helberger 23 • Frankfurt, Germany
Strom 1
nomination for the annual award of Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz
Mainz, Germany
Teas Art Fair
Mathias Matzak / Jan Brockhaus/ Ivaylo Stoyanov
Köln, Germany • (catalog)
2006
Class Spacek
French Institute of Photography
Mainz, Germany
2005
EXHIBITION ON THE OCCASION OF THE EMY-ROEDER-PRICE
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Ludwigshafen, Germany • (catalog)
JVA Moguntia project 3
Mainz, Germany • (catalog)
KLASSE ATELIER / ATELIER KLASSE
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
Germany • (catalog)
2004
KLASSE ATELIER / ATELIER KLASSE
The Brno House of Arts
Brno, Czech Republic
2002
Kunstlicht-1
Atellier Dreimann • Wiesbaden, Germany • (catalog)
PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS
2013
Next Question
Tandem project Velin Petkov/ Ivaylo Stoyanov
Arosita Gallery for Contemporary Art • Sofia, Bulgaria
2012
Corner Spaces
ATERA Print & Gallery • Sofia, Bulgaria
Coriander 2
Night of Museums and Galleries in Wiesbaden
Atelier Dreimann • Wiesbaden, Germany
2011
World by 90 Degrees
Art Gallery Anima • Sofia, Bulgaria
2009
Exhibition of Photography by Ivaylo Stoyanov
Gallery Agrion • Sofia, Bulgaria
The world at 90 degrees
Gallery Aktuelle Kunst • Wiesbaden, Germany
2008
Exhibition of Photography by Ivaylo Stoyanov
Gallery Aktuelle Kunst • Wiesbaden, Germany
2007
Gallery Kunstkonzeptrampe
Mainz, Germany
CORIANDER 1
Night of the Museums and Galleries
Atelier Dreimann • Wiesbaden, Germany
2003
Bubble gum portraits
Academy of Fine Arts • Mainz, Germany
NOMINATIONS
2002
STROM 1
annual award of Landesbank Rheinland-Pfalz
Mainz, Germany
2005
EMY-ROEDER-PRICE
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen Galleries
Ludwigshafen, Germany • (catalog)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2015
COLLECTIONS LUCIANO BENETTON CATALOG
Bulgaria: Save the Dreams, Page 290, 291, Venice, 2015
2009
ARTFLASHV
art magazine, July 2009, page 31, Austria
2005
PHOTONEWS
photography magazine, July / August 2005, page 16
COLLECTIONS
National Gallery of Art
Sofia, Bulgaria
Sofia Art Gallery
Bulgaria
QuadrArt
Dornbirn, Austria
Gallery Erhard Witzel
Wiesaden, Germany
Imago Mundi
Benetton Art Colletion, Italy
and private collections

CONTACT

E-mail
stoyanov.photography@gmail.com
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