Genov art
SVILEN GENOV ART

The paper comes alive in my hands



Conception about my art of handmade paper :


To me, paper itself can feel, change itself and metamorphose into different conditions. It absorbs the emotional disposition of the artist. Depending on his soul, sensibility and conception of the world, the paper transforms into different shapes. Thanks to the construction, tonality and plastic treatment of the paper, it can influence the viewer on a psychological level. Thus the the viewer can touch the inner part of the artist as well: his character, his feelings, his emotions. This precise fact changes simple paper into an artwork. This technique has for its basis handmade paper, but I have developed it and transformed it using my own unique method. I recycle all kinds of paper. My paintings don`t include any paint. Instead, I make very composite, compound tones which are used to create a base with very rich and varied textures. Thus people are fascinated by the final result. Some of my works seem like three-dimensional paintings. Different forms and shapes arise from the surface of the canvases. It looks like a sculpture in which shapes are carved so that they are only slighter higher than the background, very similar to bas-relief. The type of lighting also takes a very important part in the overall conception and comprehension of each creation. It reveals the beauty and the unified impression of my paintings.


 I accept my art as an ecological art. Ecological art is an art genre and artistic practice that preserves, remediates and/or vitalizes life forms, resources and ecology of Earth, by applying the principles of ecological systems to living species and their habits. One of the principles of ecological art is to create works that employ natural materials or engage with environmental forces such as wind, water or sunlight. The basic material for my paintings is usual (common) paper. I use a great quantity of recycled paper too. In this way I help preserve the environment. I think that there are vast quantities of paper that can be made into art, depending, of course, on the kind of paper and the way such paper is handled. If we recycle paper, we will decrease the destruction of nature. We decrease deforestation, with all of its negative environmental impacts, as well. With respect for the environment, ecology, and nature and we will be joyful with cleaner air and more oxygen.

 


 Right now there's an energy field or aura around you that others can feel. While I am painting, I try to charge my paintings with positive energy; it is based on my inspiration. Without saying anything you can feel a sense of peace, calm, warmth, and other positive feelings, and at the same time the dramatic experience of my soul. My paintings are saturated and each of them is painted with a very individual tonality. They desire to transform fatigue, stress and fear into vitality, strength and love. Many psychologists think that we can use such positive energy to succeed. We should change our thoughts. If you are thinking negative thoughts, just let go of them. Intentionally focus on the positive things happening in your life. In my opinion, my art can help people who want to improve themselves. It is like a psychological meditation between the painting and the viewer. It involves shutting the door to distractions, relaxing and focusing on the cathartic power of my paintings. Immediately, perhaps, you will feel positive and you will touch and immerse yourself into my world of art. This is my kind of art therapy.


I think the art should unite us to become more humane and to help the people feel better. It has the mission to fight against injustices and to defend different causes such as nature and ecology. I would like my art to lead away the viewer to different directions of my character, my imagination and to show the right way to solve different universal problems, which excite people nowadays. Yes it can’t be always positive, but this is opportunity to meet people with the real life and make them not to repeat their mistakes.