Mariana Vassileva / works

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From the series Boat
2014
Photograph in C-print
40 x 60 cm
 
 
From the series Boat
2014
Photograph in C-print
40 x 60 cm
 
 
Big Puddle
2013
Photo print on aludibond
33 x 60 cm 
 
 
SAVE
2013
Blown eggs on wood
120 x 340 cm
 
 
Break In / Out: Breathing Light
2013
Steel, mesh wire, bulb
200 x 60 x 60 cm
 
 
Break In / Out: Breathing Light
2013
Steel, mesh wire, bulb
200 x 60 x 60 cm

 
Break In / Out: Breathing Light
2013
Steel, mesh wire, bulb
200 x 60 x 60 cm
 
 
Hands 
2013
Burned wood, neon
40 x 60 x 40 cm
 
 
Leafs
2012
Cables, LED, painted shoes
Dimensions variable 
 
 
Leafs
2012
Cables, LED, painted shoes
Dimensions variable 
 
 
Just A Game
2013
Video
02:20 min 
 
 
Just A Game
2013
Video
02:20 min 
 
 
Just A Game
2013
Video
02:20 min 
 
 
Turnovo
2013
Video
03:31 min
 
 
Turnovo
2013
Video
03:31 min
 
 
Turnovo
2013
Video
03:31 min
 
 
Tree all fruits
2011
Synthetic, material painted
300 x 160 x 100 cm
 
 
Going out
2011
Shoe, mirror, lamp
30 x 7 cm
 
 
My old friends
2011
Painted wood
88 x 29 cm
 
 
 
My old friends
2011
Watercolor, pencil
48 x 36 cm
 
 
 
 
Globe
2011
Synthetic material painted
31 x 31 cm
 
 
 
Never carry two watermelons under one arm
2011       
Video, HD
4.35 min
 
 
Landmark
2011
Styrofoam, motor, track, laser
85 x 45 cm
 
 
  
Will they be friends one day?
2011
Sculpture, 2 nails
 
 
Puddle
2011
Silicon, water, lamp
250 x 100 x 11 cm
 
 
   
The gentle brutality of simultaneity
1981 - 2011
Photo in Aludibond        
80 x 53 cm
 
 
From the series The gentle brutality of simultaneity, Untitled 1
2011
Watercolor, pencil
61 x 46 cm
 
From the series The gentle brutality of simultaneity, Untitled 2
 
2011
Watercolor, pencil
61 x 46 cm
 
 
From the series The gentle brutality of simultaneity, Untitled 3
 
2011
Watercolor, pencil
61 x 46 cm
 
 
From the series The gentle brutality of simultaneity, Untitled 4
 
2011
Watercolor, pencil
61 x 46 cm
 
 
Accelerator
2011
Interactive installation, neon, barbed wire, motor, sound   
       
 
Rainbows
2011
Video, HD, PAL
01:18 min
 
                   
Selfmade 
2011
Polyester, gold barbed wire
45 x 30 cm


Inbetween 
2011
Light - sound installation / neon, wood, speaker, 
350 x 880 x 60 cm
       
 
Seven sisters
2010
Video, PAL, color
4:00 min
 
 
Morning mood
2010
Video, PAL, color
3:17 min 
         
            
Communication
2010
Neon lights, polyester
50 x 100 x 50 cm

               
From the series treasure is everywhere
2008 - 2010
Fabric, metal, synthetic material, wood, 2 light bulbs
200 x 120 x 50 cm 
     
From treasured moments to treasured objects, our existence is encapsulated by the search for treasures, or for things to treasure. The installation, "Treasure is Everywhere", speaks of the motive force within us all, the energy and enthusiasm which motivates us, and which can also spread to illuminate other things. 
 
 
From the series treasure is everywhere
2008 - 2010
Fabric, metal, synthetic material, wood, light bulbs, motorcycle
Dimensions variable

       
From the series Treasure is everywhere
2010
Inkjet on paper
60 x 23,5 cm
 
 
Just a game
2009
Material lead, aluminium 
150 x 60 cm 
 
               
Pendulum
Material lead
2009
700 cm
 
 
Lighthouse
2009
Video, PAL, loop
04:00 min 
 
 
300 miles
2009
Material recycled cards
500 cm
 
 
Traffic police
2008
Video, PAL, loop
01:47 min
 
An interpretation of two policemen on a street in Mexico.  
 
 
La familia
2009
Video, PAL, loop 
01:50 min
The video „La Familia“ is a South American genre painting in which divers generations are united. With its light heartedness the picturesque family album contrasts the inner conflicts and the violence of its society. The artist in her study reminds of Martin Chambi, the pioneer of the Peruvian photography. For more than half century his atelier is the meeting point for all classes of society – beginning from a bagger to a mayor. As much as Chambi Vassileva succeeds to build up a close personal relationship to her actors, like you could see it before by the West African photographers Seidpu Keita and Mama Casset. The medium of photography loses its typical coldness and creates a kind of complicity between the artist and the object. /Alfons Hug/
 

Sin piel
2009
Video, PAL
03:47 min
 
 
Pedrito
2009
Video, ntsc  
03:00 min      
             
 
Broken man
2009
Mirror work
 
 
Toro
2008
Video, PAL
05:00 min
                    
The video shows a man fighting against the waves of the sea - in face of the huge sky and the wide of the sea, sometimes he abandons the fight, but then he comes back with new bravery: as a torero in the arena but also as Don Qichote against the windmills. 
 
 
Die frau, die sich sieben mal gedreht hat
2007
Cast bronze
45,5 x 8,5 cm 
 
 
Joey
2007
Gypsum, artificial hair, mixed media
165 cm high
                                   
Joey is a young woman standing upright, slim and with very long hair that veils large parts of her face and her body. Actually, one can only discern the nose, parts of mouth and forehead, the slender legs and the naked feet of the woman, the rest of her body is covered by her parted, chestnut brown hair. From the middle of the body, at about the area where the genital should be, the right thumb of the girl protrudes through the thick hair. It is gilded and it seems – at least at first sight – as if it wanted to imitate a phallus. This life-size sculpture appears like a general picture of the current situation in which the traditional but still existing images and conceptions concerning the relation between man and woman, art and science, as well as life and death have already dissolved. 
 
 
 
I want to be a tree
2010
Watercolor on paper
40 x 60 cm

     
From the series Joey
2007
Watercolor on paper
25 x 35 cm