Nedko Solakov

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A Magician’s Nightmare
2016
magician’s tuxedo with eight secret pockets on a customized tailor stand; oil on eight canvas cutouts in various dimensions; clips, pins, staples, texts
160 x 55 x 40 cm approximately

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Untitled #1, 1990
graphite, oil, metal, artist's children drawings, PVC, wood
97 x130 x 4 cm

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Emptiness, 2011
sepia, black and white ink, and wash on paper
19 x 28 cm, series of 7 drawings

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Emptiness, 2011
sepia, black and white ink, and wash on paper
19 x 28 cm, series of 7 drawings

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Emptiness, 2011
sepia, black and white ink, and wash on paper
19 x 28 cm, series of 7 drawings

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Emptiness, 2011
sepia, black and white ink, and wash on paper
19 x 28 cm, series of 7 drawings

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Emptiness, 2011
sepia, black and white ink, and wash on paper
19 x 28 cm, series of 7 drawings

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Emptiness, 2011
sepia, black and white ink, and wash on paper
19 x 28 cm, series of 7 drawings

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Emptiness, 2011
sepia, black and white ink, and wash on paper
19 x 28 cm, series of 7 drawings

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The Good Guy and the Bad Guy, 2011
acrylic and black drawing ink on gilded carved lime wood
72 x 72 x 8 cm

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Walltext, 2011
Edding on Wall
dimension variable

Nedko Solakov

Nedko Solakov (born 1957 in Cherven Briag/BG, lives and works in Sofia) is a storyteller par excellence. He tells stories with humor and irony shown in cycles of drawings in ink on smaller format paper. In his narratives, Solakov deals with universal subjects as well as autobiographical elements. Here, the collapse of the communist system at the end of the 1980s proved to be a crucial moment in shaping his work. Since 1990, when he was presenting his work "Top Secret", which was also on view in 2007 at Documenta 12, for the first time, Solakov has enjoyed an international reputation in the world of contemporary art.

He had solo shows at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam, CCA Kitakyushu, Japan, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Kunsthaus Zurich, Casino Luxembourg, Rooseum Malmoe, O.K Centrum Linz, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, and Institut Mathildenhoehe, Darmstadt. Among his recent projects are solo exhibitions at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels (2018), Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (2016), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2015) and S.M.A.K., Gent (2012), Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna (2011)