The book Phosphenes (Seeing Stars) gives an idiosyncratic overview of the oeuvre of the Bulgarian artist Denitsa Todorova. Works and installation photographs are interspersed with personal studio images of the artist, providing a unique insight into the creation process of the artworks.
The book was conceptually designed and printed to resemble the works of art of Denitsa. Her drawings are made mostly with graphite on thin paper that becomes, more and more yellow over time. This concept was executed through the ink and papers used inside of the book. The black ink was custom mixed with silver to create a graphite-like effect. There are five different papers inside going from dark grey, to light grey, to white, to natural, to yellow. The minimalistic grey softcover is wrapped in a folded poster of her work, printed on wafer-thin paper.
Denitsa Todorova takes her inspiration from everyday phenomena. Textures, shapes and patterns such as water surfaces, reflections, marble structures and firework explosions. Accidental, seemingly futile details that nevertheless make up the fabric of reality: the noise of materiality.
Denitsa Todorova is an Art Resident at the STRABAG Artstudio in Vienna after winning a STRABAG Artaward recognition prize in 2017.
Published by Stockmans Art Books
The process and the works are further explained by means of a series of texts and poems that were specially written for this publication by Philippe Van Cauteren, Peter Verhelst, Pieter Vermeulen and Eric Min.
Bookdesign: Tina De Souter www.tinadesouter.be
Curated and edited by Bruno Devos
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Book Presentation and Artist Talk with DENITSA TODOROVA: Phosphenes (Seeing Stars)
21 Nov 2022/18:00-19:00H
Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Wien, Österreich
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