Exhibits

“Memoirs of a Forgotten Generation: The Paintings of Plamena Pehlivanova”   Plamena Pehlivnova, AB ’09, focuses her paintings on the stories, emotions and folklore of the “babushki” and elderly of Eastern Europe Artist and University of Chicago alumna Plamena Pehlivanova, AB ’09, focuses on the stories, emotions and folklore of the “babushki” and elderly of …

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About my art

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in a period of transitional politics and shifting social patterns. Even though living in the populous capitol Sofia, I longed to spend the longer summer months of my childhood in the cool shadows of the Balkan Mountain… though with my family’s frequent relocations, I also embraced the hazy Californian …

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Memoirs of a Forgotten generation

Love and nostalgia for the people, their history and folklore have been the motivations behind this artistic series. Memoirs of a Lost Generation is a personal collection of reminiscences and reflections, which aims to portray the voice of a whole nation – its emotional immensity and evanescence. As if from a diary, the portraits were …

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Recycled series

One needs to look around and find a material that speaks to the idea and embodies the concept. One can just look in his backyard, or peek in the dump… go back to the roughness and organic forms. By discovering the primitivism of cardboard, I found a new approach and meaning to the art… The …

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