Article about Ognian Kouzmanov:
Abstraction as the preferred reality
Always impressed with the finest in classical appearance of black and white. Fast-paced gait, jerky max greeting with a smile, stop for a good word. Looking at me over his glasses and talks about many things. With or without coffee, listening, watching him and I hope always to remain so ... Ognyan Kuzmanov - quick experimenter true modernist in their own life style and art.
There are artists who find it difficult to speak. The difficulty comes from the simple fact that they do not see themselves as constant or as a moderator of what is happening in the heart, mind and hands. With doubts over the eternal creations, they will always be the best critics of his personal choice outlived pure, impassive proposition about reality as an objective and comparable.
In analyzing what is happening in contemporary art, often repeated, that the artist must now manufacturing and social spaces and cultural knowledge. I sincerely doubt such definitions limited to stahanovets artist, whose Uninterruptible conveyor belt art gushing countless derivatives, missed the Renaissance. (Interpose this paragraph, struck by the fact that still wasting time to put on definitions that give birth to the empirical base of any further our proposition in the way of breathing and the new Bulgarian Fine Art of the XXI century.)
For Ognyan Kuzmanov world is happening today, it is possible to change the evening, most likely tomorrow is another. His paintings do not represent weekday plot; painted fabric is a reflex of the present: as a city state, as an epilogue sunset, sea, woven of dreams in Cobalt ... The composition is a puzzle for grown-ups and story and poetry is a message and a renewed image of reality. The color is mostly concept of a state of mind - grafitenosiv with dynamic loop that locks unpredictable partnerships, a burst of violet and vermilion ascended into heaven illusion of comparability in particular ... Closed Combinatorics, composition does not require consistent and recognizable forms. Above all it is one that "fits" of today's thinking and knowledge of Ognian Kuzmanov, it is anticipation and future.
Certainly his paintings retain respect for reality as the author updated imagery, read in the fine female profiles piety is part of knowledge, beauty is communicating with a new interpretation.
Parallel terms "reality" and "abstraction" reconcile our own modernity. Today, this partnership forms and funds can not be predicted.
Transformed as a new reality abstraction is the mediator between us and our senses of Ognian Kuzmanov compliment to our own intelligence.
Antonia Karaivanova, October 2009
Ognian Kouzmanov is a very accomplished European artist who lives and works in Pleven, Bulgaria. He has made numerous exhibitions in Europe: in France, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Check Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Morocco. He's also shown his artworks in the USA, Canada, Australia and Asia.
He paints mostly portraits, seascapes and abstracts in oil. His works nave been collected all around the world. The artist accepts commissions.