Exhibition duration: September 4 – October 27
Opening reception: Friday, September 7 @ 6:30pm
Veteran Bulgarian artist Vesselin Kourtev invites you to a visual journey of color, spirituality and emotion in the form of his 2018 Exhibition, Enrapture the Soul. Renowned for his masterful use of flowing hues and textures to convey concrete moods and states of mind through the abstract, lovers of visual art would do well not to miss this display of Kourtev’s latest works of art. Those passionate about impressionism and landscapes, as well as those seeking a fresh and unique approach to the canvas that dares to marry the ethereal with the corporeal will find much in this exhibit to enjoy. Crafting his most recent series of paintings (Cycles) from his New Brunswick gallery, Alfa Art Gallery, Kourtev works tirelessly to innovate, incorporate and improve upon visual and conceptual themes present throughout his past works. This results in a distinct yet inimitable visual aesthetic that serves to subvert the conventions of painting while honoring its untold complexity and emotional resonance. Reveries, beliefs, and passions coalesce on Kourtev’s canvases delivering a universal message that his viewers will feel deep within their very essence. Taking place inside a cozy and intimate environment, Enrapture the Soul will be free for all to attend. Refreshments and live music will be present alongside community enrichment via the arts. Artistic connoisseurs will not want to miss this captivating display.
Veteran Bulgarian artist Vesselin Kourtev showcases astounding artistic techniques to match an the intense emotions captured in the paintings of his exhibition entitled Enrapture the Soul. Making its debut on September 4th with an opening reception on the 7th, the captivating display will be open the public for free throughout the 29th of October.
The five pieces of Kourtev’s “cycle” of paintings show an impressive and thoughtful cohesiveness while still managing to incorporate details and characteristics unique to each individual piece as well. Each one uncovers a new twist in the emotionally charged and visually stimulating collection, carving out a unique voice in the world of art with clear mastery of technique. Ghoulish looking figures linger in each piece, telling marvelous stories through vivid colors, varied textures and stunning visuals. Different meanings of the cycle can be interpreted by each observer of the exhibition, and everyone who stops by to immerse their mind and eyes into the captivating show will leave with a newfound appreciation for various artistic methods and the messages they carry flawlessly.