Albena Reveals her Perception of the World through Art at Agora Gallery

Top Quote Albena is a contemporary artist whose approach is simple - she paints what she sees. Perception of the world is all she uses for her art. Invigorating energy floods her perceptions with images. She doesn't have fixed contours of the silhouette that she is working on; she just lets the image come out in its chosen shapes and colors. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) June 07, 2011 - Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature a Bulgarian artist, Albena, in Elements of Abstraction. The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 30, 2011 through July 21, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, July 07, 2011).

    About the Artist
    Albena's acrylic paintings on canvas are ingenious mixed media compositions crafted from various materials. A proponent of the use of found objects, Albena scavenges for trashed paper, cardboard and torn canvas to enhance her craft. Achieving a variously textured topographic quality, the works express a uniquely visceral idealization of nature. Trees peak out from behind shimmering atmospheric clouds of turquoise and rose. A foreboding sunset is framed in a bursting flame of crimson mist. Jewel tones and metallic accents reoccur, imbuing Albena's impressionistic landscapes with mystical qualities. Evoking a dreamy sense of something beyond the world we know, and reflecting the emotionality inherent in nature, these beautiful creations reflect the artist's ability to step back and see the underlying simplicity in a complex world. Her gift of unique perspective was part of her vision even as a child and has been enhanced throughout her life by the numerous transitions she has witnessed and the range of surroundings, cultures and people she has experienced.

    Albena was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and currently lives in Washington, DC.

    Exhibition Dates: June 30, 2011 - July 21, 2011
    Reception: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
    Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
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    About the Exhibition:
    Elements of Abstraction presents the work of artists who use their considerable skill to provide their viewers with a new, refreshing and highly relatable perspective on the world. In Portals of Perception, we are introduced to art which resonates with our shared understanding and reflects the essence of what it means to be human.

    Featured Artists:
    Elements of Abstraction: Albena, Michel David, Carmen Egea, Yuki Kourai, Tsipi Shaish, Cedric Van Eenoo, Michael Wayne

    Portals of Perception: Drenda Duff, Carisa Galloway, Denyse Gibbs, Debi Mackinnon, Sandra Mueller-Dick, Santanu Santan Kumar, Bruce Leslie Thomas

    About Agora Gallery
    Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City's Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Gallery II, an elegant adjacent gallery space, gives artists the ideal area for a solo or group exhibition of their own, organized and publicized by Agora Gallery. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

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