Everything Is Under Control

 

Everything Is Under Control, 40 x 100 cm, acrylic, 2002

 

A Place For Your Advertisement I, 60 x 80 cm, oil on canvas, 2000

 

The Robbery, 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2001

 

I'm With Stupid, 50 x 70 cm, oil on canvas, 2002

 

Confidential, 57,5 x 70,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2002

 

Bacardi's Fever, selfportrait, 65 x 55 cm, oil on canvas, 2002

 

Emmanouil Bitsakis, 70 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 1999

 

Do Sport In Opposition, 65 x 54 cm, oil on canvas, 2001

 

Get This Feeling, 80 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2002 (after Lauren Greenfield's photography from 1993 "Mijanou and Friends on Senior Beach Day, Will Rogers State Park")

 

Read The Bible, 70 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2000

 


Call And Fuck, 100 x 70 сm, oil on canvas, 2002
276 real phone numbers of people offering sex taken from a daily newspaper

 

Dream Team, 60 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2002


Terzlev's sports paintings are directly related 10 the policies and attitudes of contemporary nationalism, depicting a game that is overly serious and aggressive. One image illustrates the contrast between the bright, calm world of people playing and the shock of a recently detonated bomb, Its smoke spiraling aver the tops of the buildings. Terziev also considers consumerism, borrowing commercial slogans to highlight their use of sex and violence.

All of this goes far beyond traditional Pop art, which purloined the aesthetic dimensions of consumer culture - Terziev's attitude is rather more critical. He paints rationally, often borrowing from photorealism, while at the same lime applying paint expressively. The result is a multi-layered visual experience, serious despite deriving from mass culture.
His work derives from television and commercials and the neo-conceptual art of the 1990. Terziev's painting is figurative, but he intervenes with additional text and pop elements; it might reference politics, sports or computer games! as well as religious or social realities or metaphors.

Contemporary '2006

 

А Place For Your Advertisement II, 60 x 80 cm, oil on canvas, 2000

 

We Are The Children, 48 x 57 cm, oil on canvas, 2002

 

Enjoy It, oil on canvas, 35 x 50 cm, 2001

 

 Who Knows Jesus, oil on canvas, 60 x 45, 1999