Small Victories

Small Victories - 4 piece drawings set, marker, oil and acrylic on Fabriano artistico watercolor 300lb paper. Size: 30 x 20cm each piece, Anton Terziev, 2019. Photo: © the artist. Courtesy of the artist

A  part of Small Victories exhibition at Arosita Gallery 01/11/15/11/2019

In 'Small Victories' the characters of Anton Terziev's works seem like a part of a single world but without coexisting next to each other. They move on different surfaces, at different times of the day, they have different things to say. Some of them realize themselves through their most destructive features, others overcome them at their own pace and search for the exit. In the course of captioning the paintings, I learned that they don't succumb under a pop cultural interpretation and are not scared of some black humor.

The dynamics unite them - in the paintings and drawings here we feel the presence and scars of different actions, moments of self-awareness and self-deception, coming out and hiding, pride and shame. In his work, Terziev seems to suggest that the most difficult thing to do is to escape from one's personal fears, from the option to hurt or to turn anger and disappointment into a creative force. Or at least put on a mask or a comforting medal so you can move on. The small victories for one are essential for someone else. The opposite is also true.

Curator Svetoslav Todorov - journalist, editor and writer

 

 Small Victories 1 Photo: © the artist

 

Small Victories 4 Photo: © the artist

Small Victories 3 Photo: © the artist

 

Small Victories 2 Photo: © the artist