Albert Hadjiganev: Solo Exhibition
7 Mar 2015 – 5 Apr 2015
- 472 W Broadway
- New York
- United States
Axelle Fine Arts Galerie welcomes back contemporary French Bulgarian painter Albert Hadjiganev to Soho for his 11th solo exhibition.
Hadjiganev’s depiction of nature is wild and overgrown, ripe with dramatic shadows and brilliant light. The extraordinary quality of the artist’s paintings is derived not from his subjects, which are often as simple as an apple on a windowsill, but from his sensitive treatment of light, color and shadows. Hadjiganev paints with bold brushstrokes and shades of green, greys and blues. Deep emotion, stark contrasts and unusual framed perspectives characterize his work. His large oils on canvas capture the conflicting dualities inherent in the natural world – light and dark, freedom and control, beauty and melancholy. His works maintain a delicate balance between a sense of foreboding and one of welcoming– many paintings actually invite the viewer to step into the scene through an open door or window. In others, the dark, grey skies loom over sweeping landscapes, often with just a small hint of the emerging sun. Hadjiganev’s landscapes are simultaneously perceptive impressions of the physical world and visual representations of the artist’s life, struggles and views on humanity. Hadjiganev states:
"I do not know what is to come. It is the canvas that decides- I am merely a tool. I become very small. I do not paint to make something pretty. I paint to put my heart in my paintings.”