A kaleidoscope is an “enchanting mechanism” that makes us dream. A real fascination of small, colored glasses that turn into bizarre shapes and tangles, and then fall apart and arrange into new ones, and so on forever and ever. A box full of colorful lights that takes us back to childhood. How could possibly an ordinary cylinder entertain us for hours?

The artist Nikolay Buzov gives us an answer to this question with his latest exhibition called “Kaleidoscope” at Art Gallery Serdica. One of the series having the same name, welcomes and draws the viewer to the elusive space of colorful lights and shadows, mysteriously attractive and unusual, mastered and brought by the author to a certain ratio and original rhythm. Nikolay Buzov freely handles the techniques of photography, organizes the space, manipulates it, changes the scale and adds a large dose of invention. In his paintings, light is part of the formation of a holistic sensory image, through which the artist compares different color volumes, which he connects, arranges and combines, in an attempt to discover new directions and realities. The reflection is a dream and part of a “chaotic space”, which he gradually organizes and further saturates with color.

The visual language used by Nikolay Buzov is recognizable and follows his strict logic of arrangement and balance of the “Individual /personal/ signs”, “Asymmetric triptych” composition/series. He boldly contrasts volumes and picturesque structures, plays with reflection, with the near and far relations of individual parts, with the two-dimensional space and the illusion of three-dimensionality of the object. His way of expression encompasses a diverse range of geometric shapes and signs in bold colors, compositionally “placed” in an imaginary space. The artist is constantly improving his visual vocabulary of lines, rectangles, polygons, horizontally and vertically embedded shapes, creating an illusory idea of another comprehensive reality.

In Nikolay Buzov’s exhibition as a symbolic spiral, each work has a place precisely chosen and thought out by the artist, where he has collected his latest works “Kaleidoscope”, “Individual /personal/ signs”, “Asymmetric triptych”, “Blades”, “White”, “Egocentric” /acrylic on canvas, mixed technique on canvas/, objects grouped in several series, conceptually considered and effectively arranged in space.

                                                                                              Diana Draganova-Stier

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