Тhe Best Won But This Time It Is Her


Тhe Best Won But This Time It Is Her/ Най-добрият побеждава, но този път това е тя

oil on canvas. Size: 120 x 100 cm, 2021. Anton Terziev, Photo: © the artist. Courtesy the author

Foto material used: Getty photograpy image of Taylor Starling vs. Charisa Sigala's bare knucle feb.2021 fight (The LGBT flag is on me)
Charisa and Taylor's BFKC fight was one of the greatest displays of terrible deadly toughness I have ever witnessed

Title credit: Svetoslav Todorov - journalist, editor and writer

Part of No Time for Losers ongoing seriеs of drawings and paintings (2019-)

In the series NTFL I examine just that – what it takes from you, what and whom you pay, who constructs the content of success as a symbol and metaphor, what is its shelf life? I do it through the well-known moment of triumph, mandatory for sport photographers. A freeze-frame, in which I comment on the role interrelations between the award, the awardee and the award presenter.

I hit the brakes on the rat race for quick, immediate, instagrammable success. This concept is like a tomb. A remarkable pantheon, which you furnish meticulously with awards, trophies in your CV and what not, to the last day of your life.

Whoever wants to be a „relevant participant in the processes“ knows that things like vulnerability, exposedness and sensitivity smell of failure, they don’t make you   competitive on the market. Like in sports, whose direct aesthetics I borrow for my series.

From an early age, you have to run in the right lane or track. Lest you compete on top level but outside of the field, or even worse – out of the range of the cameras reporting the game from the pitch.


Award winner at Parallel worlds exhibition - 04.06.2024 - 28.06.2024, Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulgaria



Тhe Best Won But This Time It Is Her - sanguine on 220 Rosaspina fabriano paper, 60% cotton

Size: 50 x 36 cm, 2023. Anton Terziev, Photo: © the artist. Courtesy the author