Metacanon

Metacanon 1 - Size: 175 x 145 cm, oil on canvas, 2005, Anton Terziev. Courtesy of the artist

Published at 50 international emerging artists, Contemporary annual magazine 2006
Published in Фоtoart magazine, Almanac 2016/issues 3-8

Участвала на Национална Младежка Изложба, СБХ, 2006 и в обща изложба на Секция 13 към СБХ в галерия "Райко Алексиев", юли 2006
Последно показана на Mtel Awards for Contemporary art, Plovdiv, BG, 2007, curated by Irina Batkova

Кредит към Icon of the Holy Napkin (Zachary Zograph) (Bulgarian, 19th c.) българско копие на руската икона Исус Нерукотворни 18-19 век

photo credit: Boris Misirkov

 

 Metacanon 2 - Size: 230 x 130 cm, oil on canvas, 2005, Anton Terziev. Courtesy of the artist 
Published in Фоtoart magazine, Almanac 2016/issues 3-8

Im this occasion i followed the deconstructive desire to expose the oppressed and not so hidden erotique in eastern orthodox imagery, in a gentle, subtle (or not so) way

Последно показана на Национална Младежка Изложба, СБХ, 2006

photo credit: Boris Misirkov

 

Metacanon 3 - Size: 200 x 150 сm, oil on canvas, 2006, Anton Terziev. Courtesy of the artist

Участвала в Национална Младежка Изложба, СБХ, 2006
Последно показана на Mtel Awards for Contemporary art, Plovdiv, BG, 2007, curated by Irina Batkova

photo credit: Boris Misirkov

Metacanon 4
Metacanon 5

Pop culture fabricates all sorts of saviors.
A comic super hero or an antidepressant pill, they both secure the absolute simulacrum – the illusion of protection and security.
The contemporary iconography works in stereotypes.
These stereotypes manufacture copies of the original – archetype, and this particular archetype derives from the concept of God.
In fact the only information, which we cannot acquire by our standard means of perception, and which the religion is calling transcendence, can help us in the new interpretation and orientation for the symbolic systems.
Combining the elements of the orthodox Christianity and the secular iconography in the Metacanon cycle decomposes them and their shutter systems.
Goal: reconsidering their functions and the contradictories between them, uncovering the power seeking mechanism and strictures, determining their political and social roll.
Widely hypertrophied, the iconographic details are amputated from the backsword perspective of the evangelic ethics.
As post operated bodies, they bear the scars from the mass culture. Scars which they don’t want to cover up.
The most valued in the world and the most feared in the world don’t change their places here.
They are left to be in a merciless, egocentric perspective of the secular peace.
A world in which, nobody is sure in the inevitability of their demise.
A world in which, nobody is praying to God because this same Gog may send him someone who will insult him in the name of a spiritual growth.
“Metacanon” doesn`t deceive you that there is a different point of view except the apparent one.
It keeps your balance.  “Metacanon” doesn`t take you out of your world, out of your horizon, out of your sight.
The modern man`s dilemma is not between a “God with a restraining mask” and “God – Batman” but in what closes the nameless thumb of God.
And do we have to exclude ourselves form a big part of our lives? This particular part which, in a manner of fact holds up the barrier for entering the world.  

(With those cicle the artist was featured at Contemporary magazine – ’50 International Emerging Artists”, 2006)