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Artist of the Week — Abby Hollandsworth

23 August, 2010 от · 12 comments

Interview with the young photographer Abby Hollandsworth by Elisaveta Baltova Abby Hollandsworth is a 16 year old photographer, born and raised on the East Coast of the United States. At the age of 12 she bought her first camera, and her passion for photography grew from there. Over time she came up with more and […]

Artist of the Week — Juan Mendez

17 May, 2010 от · 11 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with photographer Juan Mendez Translation from Spanish into Bulgarian: Violeta Boncheva Translation from Bulgarian into English: Ivaylo Moutaftchiev Juan Mendez What attracted you to photography in the first place? Photography, as a form of expression, gave me the ability to convey feelings, to share them with others. It attracted me since childhood; […]

Artist of the Week – Peter Dahmen

30 March, 2010 от · 8 comments

An interview with the graphic designer Peter Dahmen by Sandra Schmidt Translation from German to Bulgarian: Elisaveta Baltova From Bulgarian to English: Asya Draganova Peter Dahmen brings paper to life… Where did the idea to create pop-up books come from? When I was a child the books with pop-up illustrations impressed me a lot. I […]

Artist of the Week — Nestor Mocarski

1 February, 2010 от · 11 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with photographer Nestor Mocarski How did you “discover” photography for yourself? When I came here to Scotland I was overwhelmed by the landscapes and so many historical places. I have the ability to memorize more places and faces than names, therefore I thought taking photos would help me to remember everything that […]

Artist of the Week — Paul Hessel

18 January, 2010 от · 19 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Paul Hessell What did spark your interest in Egypt and ancient history? I have been interested in history since my grade school days; it was my favorite subject in school. At times the class ended up being a dialogue between the teacher and myself. I became intensely interested in […]

The sensational experience of drawing – a deviation from reality, a fantasy and a game of Sophie Holstein’s imagination

16 January, 2010 от · No comments

An interview with artist Sophie Holstein by Maya Kolarova Photo: Personal archive Sophie Holstein – biography notes and artist statement I was born in 1983 in North of Germany. After I graduated from high school in 2003, I moved to Madrid for half a year to learn Spanish. I was curious to discover new places. […]

Tiphaine de Bodman’s vital need to create an artistic stratification of Nature

14 January, 2010 от · No comments

An interview with artist Tiphaine de Bodman by Maya Kolarova Photo: Personal archive Tiphaine has been trained in illustration and graphics, with an ongoing passion for drawing, and obtained an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in 2007. Tiphaine’s approach to drawing is unique in its meticulousness and compulsiveness. The laborious hours spent […]

Artist of the Week – Huang Xiang and William Rock

10 January, 2010 от · 9 comments

Maria Aladzhova’s interview with Huang Xiang and William Rock In this issue of Artist of the week Public Republic presents you Huang Xiang and William Rock – two incredible artists and creators of The Century Mountain Project. The Century Mountain Project is an East/West collaboration of art that creates a “visual dialogue across humanity.” Huang […]

Artist of the Week — Andrea Laybauer

4 January, 2010 от · 10 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the photographer Andrea Laybauer How and when did you realize that photography would be your vocation? When I was 17, I was taking pictures of my friends in a very precarious way, using a white sheet as a background and a compact camera without resources. A cobra

Artist of the Week — Mariska Zevenbergen

28 December, 2009 от · 5 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the sculptor Mariska Zevenbergen When and how did you realize that art was going to be your vocation? There are two clear moments in my youth that I realized art is my vocation: at the age of four; an artist came into our class to make large paintings with us my […]

Artist of the Week — Oleg Igorin

23 November, 2009 от · 43 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer Oleg Igorin When and how did you “discover” your passion for photography? I suddenly was going along a shop window and saw a digital camera. I remember it was Olympus. It was 5 years ago. I think my passion for photography began technically at that moment. Esthetically I […]

Artist of the Week — Antonio Garcia

16 November, 2009 от · 3 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the fashion photographer Antonio Garcia Antonio Garcia: “The Most Important Thing in Fashion Photography is Passion” How were you attracted to the world of fashion? When I was learning photography, I was introduced to many photographers. A lot of disciplines, a lot of different fields: documentary, sports, landscapes, still photography… and […]

Artist of the Week: Maria Jose Rivera – crossing the barrier between wakefulness and dreams

2 November, 2009 от · 2 comments

An interview with Maria Jose Rivera by Ani Vasileva She always has admired the way people expresses their emotions. She doesn’t care how they do it. Everyone has an inner world and any way they choose to express it is fine with her. She believes the most important thing about taking photos is having a […]

Artist of the Week – Andrea Centazzo: I Have Always Done What I Had in Mind with No Compromises and No Regrets

19 October, 2009 от · 1 comment

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the composer and musician Andrea Centazzo Tell us please how your carrier as a musician and a composer has started? I never had regular music school training when I was young, basically I was mostly drumming and singing with a schoolmate rock band until I was 22. After that I decided […]

Artist of the Week — Elizabeth Ross

12 October, 2009 от · 7 comments

Mariana Velichkova’s interview with the artist Elizabeth Ross Nomad in Venezia Please tell us about your first steps into art. I was a solitary child, who liked to “create” from nowhere things that obviously already existed. I loved the mystery that creation involved. After all those early years I never thought about art or me […]

Artist of the Week: Iness Rychlik

14 June, 2009 от · 1 comment

A short story about the memory of photography Velina Vateva’s interview with the photographer Iness Rychlik How does photography extend to the way you see the world? I have always loved observing things around me, but photography has taught me to be more precise in the way I see everything and I now dedicate a […]

A Portrait of Elena Peteva

25 May, 2009 от · 2 comments

Interview with Elena Peteva by Yassen Vassilev Elena Peteva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1978. She lives and works in the United States, where she moved in 1995. She studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy (1995-1997), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1999-2004), as well as at the private studios of Odd Nerdrum […]

Svetlana Gencheva: “The most wonderful thing in the world is the world itself!”

1 April, 2009 от · No comments

Natalia Nikolaeva’s interview with painter Svetlana Gencheva Translated from Bulgarian by Velina Vateva The pure gaze of a child quickly grows dim under the influence of ideas, prejudices and abstract notions. The natural and free human being puts on the heavy armor of the Ego. Only after many years do we instinctively realize that the […]

Photography – Sharing the Invisible

19 March, 2009 от · No comments

Velina Vateva’s interview with Cesar Pimentel Photo: Tihomir-Caspar Cesar Pimentel is interested in the enigmatic. The photographs in his exhibit, “Bulgaria My Eyes Wish To See,” may present spring and summer scenes in Bulgaria, a particular place, particular people, are not the subjects of his photography. Rather, he is interested in what hides behind the […]

Colorful Visions: An interview with the artist Maria Kirkova

7 March, 2009 от · 1 comment

Vera Baleva’s interview from Maria Kirkova’s home Translated from Bulgarian by Velina Vateva The door opens and Maria Kirkova joyfully welcomes me. Even the tiles in the entrance smile their blue color. Hanging on the walls her most recent work—incredibly colorful pieces like bright and complex paintings but weaved of threads. Kirkova is a weaver […]