- Artist & Founder
Aleksandar is a widely renowned conceptual artist with a vast portfolio of international exhibitions in Bulgaria and Europe. As a graduаte of The National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Aleks has more than 15 years of experience with concept and modern art, earning many honours and awards. His long-standing mutual work with Mihail is what stands behind the original idea of Pulvis Art Urns.
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1977, Aleks Yuzev has built an international career in contemporary art, raising questions about the contrast between desire and fulfillment, isolation and hope.
In the calm of his studio, with its sweeping views of Vitosha mountain, he sculpts his unique forms for several hours a day, striving to encapsulate their meaining and deep symbolism.
His works are widely exhibited in contemporary art galleries and at art fairs across Europe.
As one of the founders of Pulvis Art Urns, Aleksandar is the soul of the company, a mastermind that sits behind each one of our creations.
"I've always aspired to design our urns as a work of art. I believe this sensation of art, would help the families overcome the loss, at least a little easier."
The flickering candle placed in the empty center of The Passage is how we imagined this conversation of the known and the unknown, the finite and the infinite. And it is this gentle light that leads us through, that gives us a calm passage and a final resting place in the truth of being.
Life dedicated to art
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
2002 Graduated in MURAL PAINTING, National Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia
1996 Graduated in PAINTING, National High School of Arts, Sofia
2002-2006 Painter/ object conservation in National Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
AWARDS AND HONORS:
2002 High school of commerce, cycle of mural paintings for decoration, Sofia
2001 Cycle of mural paintings for the decoration of "Union Bank", Sofia
2000 Cycle of mural paintings for the decoration of Hospital “Saint Anne”, Sofia
2000 Soros Foundation Award for the project "And God said: Let the Light be"
November 2004 First individual exhibition “Identity N”, National Art Gallery, Sofia
March 2005 "Life bumper" - installation which took part in the official selection of the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris “J’en rêve”
June 2005 "Identity N" - installation, first individual exhibition presented at Art today Association, Plovdiv
June 2005 “Vacuum Art Dreams” - outdoor installation presented at the Visual Arts Festival “Little seasons - making a theater - SFUMATO”, Sofia
August 2005 Collective exhibition (Open air Balchik), National Gallery for Foreign Arts, Sofia
November 2005 “Borderlines”, collective exhibition of a French - Bulgarian resident program, National Art Gallery, Sofia
June 2006 “Borderlines”, collective exhibition of the International resident project, final phase of the international itinerary exhibition, Hall des Chars, Strasbourg, France
February 2008 "MOLECULART: emerging artists from Bulgaria", Rayko Alexiev Gallery, Sofia
June-September 2008 Triennial of Contemporary Art, Prague
October 2008 "MOBILITY", collective international exhibition, Helzinki
December 2008 "MOBILITY", collective international exhibition, Lisboa
January 2009 "MOBILITY", collective international exhibition, Sofia
October 2009 "Reflections of Tomorrow", curator: Emil Mirazchiev, co-curator: Jakob Racek
Center for Contemporary Art, The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv
March 2010 „Privet collection - Bulgarian contemporary art - 50 years Emil Mirazchiev” - Corridor Gallery, Plovdiv
March 2010 An exhibition ”A borderline situation: the drawing in modern-day art”, Industrialna 11 Gallery, Sofia
February-March 2010 ”A borderline situation: the drawing in modern-day art”, Gallery BIC, Prague
May 2010 “10/5/3 - the assembling as an artistic strategy”, collective exhibition, The Union of Bulgarian Artists, Gallery Shipka 6, Sofia
May - June 2011 “I don’t want to go out”, individual exhibition, Mall City Center Sofia, Sofia
Мay - June 2012 "Opposite Together" (www.newartevent.com), installation, Industrialna 11 Gallery and Gallery UniCredit Studio, Sofia
May 2012 "Fire and Sea", art festival, Tzarevo, Bulgaria
February 2013 Second stage of the project “Inside Out”, curated by Yovo Panchev, Yuzina Gallery, Sofia
September 2012 First stage of the project “Inside Out”, curated by Yovo Panchev, bilbord action - Evlogi Georgiev Blvd, Sofia
"Heaven's gates are closed"
an exhibition by Aleksandar Yuzev, 2021
“Inside Out” (first stage) multimedia installation
The project entitled “Inside Out” consists of a series of paintings and a multimedia installation. Formally it is divided into two parts, namely – “inside” and “out”. Just as many other previous projects, whose author is Alexander Yuzev, this one is also based on a social and existential position, which is not directly stated, though. The author’s concept is delivered with the help of a universal and visual metaphor: the cycle of the human being when conceived, developed and predestined, thus implying a subject-matter with its variations which predetermines different visual expression, imagery and symbolism
“Inside Out”, installation views: second stage of the project
With its two stages of happening the exhibition “Inside Out” opens up a broad communicative plan, which unites various ways of influence and methods of approach. It confronts the policy of representation in advertisement and its technological image with the lost authenticity of the human being, one’s own experience and realization of personal predestination.
Re–reading The Future
Re –reading The Future is a triennial of contemporary art, held at the National Gallery in Prague (03 .06- 14.09.2008). Painting and video projection are combined once again, thus relying on the minimalist presented idea of the sea horizon, in the background of which the normal laws of nature are turned upside-down: the water flowing upward reminds the spectator that the future is only a reversed past …
Leading role in Pulvis Art Urns
As a widely renowed artist Aleks plays a major role in designing each and every product in the Pulvis Art Urns portfolio.