THE ART OF PLAMEN TEMELKOV is materialized through the skilful and determined gesture, the generous brush stroke and an intuitive irrationalism rooted in the eternal and the universal. The reality doesn’t reproduce itself on his canvas, but it is selected, deconstructed, to be performed again, recreated by the fi lter of subjectivity.
The result is a perfect conciliation between the abstract and the fi gurative, from a creative process in which the background and the characters are created at once, contrasting and delimiting themselves mutually, in tangible coloured spots. This latter is precisely the absolute protagonist, the colour is the shape, volume and movement maker, a not-trapped but vibrant movement, like a faint echo of the impressionism, as well as being the balance point of the composition.
Despite the variety of scenes and motifs, we fi nd some constants: the characters are showed without historical or social connotations, without contextual or spatial references, the perspective is suppressed in a fl at colour background, which becomes, usually, the light entrance, the window to the outside. The scene is always isolated, as the only clear image on a background that dilutes in pure abstraction. The characters themselves stand out with their schematic face, their suggested features, appearing distant, mysterious, stripped of individuality, anonymous bearers of a timeless message. Only one of them is recognizable, in a wink to Pop Art, Plamen appropriates one of the most consumed faces by the North American mass industrial society, the cinematographic icon par excellence:
Marilyn. It is in light of this evocation of the multiplicity of the image and its trivialization that we can see that the uniqueness of the artwork disassociates itself from this whirlwind, demands its own place and stands for a renewed glance, more aware and sensible of the reality.
His vision of the inside and outside worlds is translated into images. He cannot avoid it, he is commited to soaring with images on the soft texture of canvass.
Many of his paintings can be captured at first sight, colours and shapes are very much liked by the observer.
It is worthwhile to go beyond this first impression and search details, without thinking of time. From that moment one discovers the pictoral beaty of his paintings.
Colours don`t shine, they stand out.
A silent beauty, a richness that shines with its own light. It is not a shouted message, a murmur of contained voices and few words, but carefully chosen words.
Plamen Temelkov is inspired by the close bond between “heart and mind”, inseperable elements in his work. His main theme is daily life scenes of people.
His current work is a revival of old frescos worn by time. For this reason we can observe the faithful reflection of human dignity and beauty and the inmortality of both.
The is the message given by the paintings of Plamen Temelkov: his paintings are able to move us and to communicate that are painted with the Soul.