Rudi Ninov is the second recipient of the annual AUBG Contemporary Art Award. His show "Flatlands" will be on display at the America for Bulgaria Student Center through June 2019.
Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 pm on the third floor of the ABF Student Center.
About the artist:
Rudi Ninov (b. 1992, Teteven) grew up in London, UK, where he studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths University of London, after which he returned back to Bulgaria in 2015. He is the recipient of the Neville Burston Award for painting in 2015, and the Edmond Demirdjian award for young painters in 2016.
From October this year he is starting his MFA in Amy Sillman's class at Städelschule, Frankfurt.
His practice is almost entirely concerned with the language of painting. He uses the painted surface as a platform, a map or a screen on which the gestural marks blend, solidify, erase and recycle all over again.
His work often operates within a segmented archeology where the viewer can encounter traces of objects or masses of unidentified appearance and at other times, the drawn line is the simple trace which takes us to unearthed fields of fictionalized history.
He is greatly influenced by the writings of Sergei Eisenstein and Siegfried Zielinski, looking at the materials of animation that are examined as graphic cinema, and the line, as well as animation technologies and media specificity, and animation as process.