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ART SEEN - Miglena Savova's 'Lighthouse' exhibition

Mid Morning Mix // Art & Culture // Oct. 27, 2015

Steph Fonteyn, our ART SEEN reviewer, was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of Miglena Savova's colourful oil paintings before her Geneva exhibition this coming November.

ART SEEN - Miglena Savova's 'Lighthouse' exhibition

The exhibition called “Lighthouse” displays around 20 oil paintings and drawings by Bulgarian artist Miglena Savova.

What makes this exhibition really interesting?

Her work really caught my eye for the colourful and unusual zoomed in perspectives. Reminded me of my own work just different subjects.

Her symbolic use of imagery and perspective in the paintings are about interior journeys even though ironically, there are no humans in the images. The artist presents us with an array of subjects, such as a lighthouse or merry-go-round from unusual and often zoomed in perspectives. She flips the idea of looking out to looking inwards. Her use of bright contrasting colours project strong emotions and energy.

More about the artist

Miglena Savova has lived and worked in Geneva since 2003. She uses diverse media such as painting, collage, photography, printmaking and sculpture. She has had a number of solo exhibitions throughout Europe and her works are in the collections of Collage od Mexico City, Museum Artcolle in France, Copeland Collection in New Zealand, as well as in a number of private collections in Europe and the U.S.

In 2009, Savova was awarded the Artcolle prize of the 16th Exhibition of comtemporary collage in Paris. Savova holds a postgraduate degree from Ecole Superieure des Beaux Arts, Geneva and a master of arts degree from the Fine Art Department of Veliko Turnovo University.

Practical details for the exhibition

Exhibition “Miglena Savova”
13/11 – 28/11/2015
Where: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
34 Chemin des Colombettes, Geneva
Opening hours: Mon to Friday 9am – 6pm
Photo ID is required at the entrance. Car Parking is available at Place des Nations
Artist’s website: www.miglenasavova.com

Hot tips from Steph...

For more creative inspiration in the coming days check out:

UNICREA the 20th edition Arts and crafts exhibition at Chateau de la Sarraz from 5 to 8 November 2015 to explore creations and creators from different universes such as wood, textile, stone, metal, paper, paint.

Thanks to volunterring at UNICREA 6 years ago I met the founder Celine Dreveton, and had the pleasure to go for coffee where  I was inspired by her story and ended up writing a business plan on the back of a napkin and contributed to plucking up the courage to take a leap of faith. See my TEDxZurichWomen talk about an artist's leap of faith from May 2015.

MAG- 11th Art Fair of Contemporary Art in Montreux from 4th to 8th November 2015 exhibiting works from galleries and emerging artists at the Montreux Music and Convention Centre.

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