Valentin Savchev

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Valentin Savchev excels in the field of small sculpture and decorative-monumental sculpture. These two areas of his artistic creativity complement and mutually support each other, as evidenced by numerous examples from the past and today.

The author works in bronze, ferrous metals, stone and wood. He basically interprets biblical, mythological, historical and philosophical motives.

In order to eliminate the narrative and the direct descriptiveness, Valentin Savchev concentrates on the problems related to the conflicts of form with space, looking for and finding solutions that reveal some more complex interactions between them. The artist He treats a sculpture not so much as a body, as a mass located in the environment we live in, but as a specific plastic construction that allows a freer and more dynamic interaction of indoor and outdoor space. That is why in a significant part of his works formed from openings, the solutions found are essentially closer to architectonics. What distinguishes them from pure architectonics, however, is the freer and more creative treatment of form.

The sculptor balances two principles that are only seemingly opposite, expressiveness and constructiveness. He manages to reduce them to clear and logical formal solutions in which they harmonize and build an organic whole. The expressive beginning fills the work with drama and the constructive one emphasizes the logic of the form-building and determines the sign character of the work which acquires the features of a certain visual metaphor.

The pictorial beginning is often minimized at the expense of the constructive basis of the visual image. The proportions, the silhouettes, the lines of force that shape the visual image simultaneously help to separate it from the surrounding world. At the same time, they seem to "immerse" it in the dynamics of changing positions, in the sum of points of view that the viewer "thinks over" to fully perceive the work. This is, also, the "inner paradox" of his sculptural art.