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Sculpture and ArT - Vladimir Iliev

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Art is a lie that makes us able to realize the truth. Pablo Picasso

paint brushes

A Few Words About Me

 I started my artistic life as a painter when i was kid with a portrait of my grandmother. She was my god then. 🙂
In elementary school, sculpture caught my attention.
A friend took me to his brother’s studio who was a sculptor. There was a bull made of bronze.
I was so impressed that I still make bulls. 🙂 And so it all began.

My education
I, graduated from State National School of Fine Arts “Ilia Petrov” and then I, graduated at the Sculpture Department of the University of Fine Arts National Academy of Art “Nikolai Pavlovich”
as a sculpture student in the course tutored by Prof. Boris Gondov.

Like all of the sculptors i recognized Michelangelo’s genius and perfection, however i was greatly impressed by the works of the Auguste Rodin.
I was interested in form, the introduction of metaphor in figural sculpture.
My sculptures are a symbol of the truth about man and the environment that man creates.
The greatest inspiration for the artist are God who created the world and nature.”The first sculptor in the world was God (…) The artist is approaching the ideal of the Creator”.  

I liked to work using natural materials such as metal, granite, bronze, wood, and marble.

My Life in Art

In 1996 I make an exhibition the in“ABBOTT GALLERY” Washington USA.
1999 I participated in a competition announced by the Triaditsa municipality in Sofia for “Design and reconstruction of the city garden around the “St. Geordi the Victorious” church”, Sofia.

..I have participated three times in the biennale for small plastic arts “Dante Alligieri” in Ravena, Italy. At my last participation in 1998 in the “Gates of Heaven” biennale I was awarded bronze medal and certificate of merit.

2003 I participated in a common exhibition of UBA at the “Sofia City Gallery”.
2003 – in the “Friends” exhibition at “Okoliyska kashta” in the town of Dupnitsa.
2003 I participated in the “Portrait” exhibition of UBA at the “Rayko Alexiev” gallery.
2004 in the “Wine and Love” exhibition at “Okoliyska kashta” in the town of Dupnitsa.
September 2004 – in “The Hunt” exhibition at “Okoliyska kashta” in the town of Dupnitsa.
2004 I participated in the “Light and shade” exhibition of UBA in the
“Shipka 6” gallery.
2005 in the “Trifon Zarezan” exhibition at “Okoliyska kashta” in the town of Dupnitsa.
2005 – a one-man exhibition at the “Minerva” gallery (Grand-Hotel Sofia)
2005 – in the “Friends” exhibition at “Okoliyska kashta” in the town of Dupnitsa.
2006 in the “Wine and Love” exhibition at “Okoliyska kashta” in the town of Dupnitsa.
2006 – a one-man exhibition “King and Queen”, dedicated to chess at the “Minerva” gallery (Grand-Hotel Sofia)
2006 – in the “Friends” exhibition at “Okoliyska kashta” in the town of Dupnitsa.
2011 – a one-man exhibition “Forgotten Myths”, dedicated to Bulgarian myths and legends at the “Minerva” gallery (Grand-Hotel Sofia)
And so more exhibitions so far …..

Over the years I have participated in common art exhibitions of UBA, in private art galleries and expositions of UBA, in Italy and France.

..In the recent years I have been exhibiting my works and work with the “Asen Vasilev” art gallery and the “Minerva” art gallery.
At present I am working as a freelance artist .
Sculptures of mine are part of private collections in the USA, England, Spain, France, Russia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Albania, Serbia, Mongolia and Bulgaria.

I -Nikos Kazantzakis

Making a sculpture of wax

To each piece the you attaches a series of solid wax rods . Think of the named as channels. They allow the molten bronze to appropriately flow into all areas of the sculpture. They also serve as vents to release any air or gases. A larger wax funnel is also added to the sculpture. This is where the wax will melt out of and where the molten bronze will be poured in.

Casting

Vladimir Iliev

Pouring the Bronze. The ceramic shell is then brought to a pouring area and placed on sand with the ceramic funnel facing up. Pours the molten bronze from the crucible into the ceramic shell.

The Story of Sculpture:

Voila! A beautiful piece of art has been created. 🙂

 

Portrait of the Poet

Dragon Fountain

 Made of cast stone beautiful design coupled with a durable construction.

Project and overall implementation sculptor Vladimir Iliev.

Dante Alighieri Biennale

I have participated three times in the biennale for small plastic arts “Dante Alligieri” in Ravena, Italy.

At my last participation in 1998 in the “Gates of Heaven” biennale I was awarded bronze medal and certificate of merit.

 
 

Dante Alighieri Inferno

The Gates to Purgatory

Mr. Morgan Freeman in Asen Vassilev Gallery

Mr. Morgan Freeman visited the Asen Vassilev Gallery and was left with wonderful impressions by Bulgarian artists, after which he bought a sculptural sculpture by the artist Vladimir Iliev – Flight

 

Mr. Morgan Freeman and Slavian Vassilev

Господин Морган Фрийман посети галерия Асен Василев и остана с прекрасни впечетления от българските художници, след което закупи скулптурна пластика на художника Владимир Илиев – “Полет”

Love Flight

Vasil Levski

Vasil Levski Monument

Vasil Ivanov Kunchev is an ideologue and the most prominent organizer of the Bulgarian national liberation movement.

It was made with donations from the residents of the Dupnitsa village of Samoranovo. The idea came from Mihail Sevdin, and the monument and the site were built with funds donated by the people of Samoranovo. Sculptor Vladimir Iliev.

We celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Vasil Levski

King and Queen

Exhibition “King and Queen”, dedicated to chess game, at the “Minerva” gallery (Grand-Hotel Sofia)

 

Magic-woman

Bronze chess

Bronze erotic chess

Love Flight

The birth of magic

From Exhibition

Exhibition in“ABBOTT GALLERY” Washington USA.

Photo from Gallery owner

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

After many years have slipped by, the leaders of the Greeks,opposed by the Fates, and damaged by the war,build a horse of mountainous size, through Pallas’s divine art,and weave planks of fir over its ribsthey pretend it’s a votive offering: this rumour spreads.They secretly hide a picked body of men, chosen by lot,there, in the

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