Inspired by the legend of Ariadne and the symbolism of her ball of threads, Dimitar Hinkov elegantly weaves silk threads in his sophisticated forest trees.
The threads replicate our inner labyrinth and at the same time they lead us on our life path. The structure of the tree, with many branches and a solid trunk symbolizes the life itself.
The jazzy rhythm of the threads applied to the multi-layered surface gives the paintings an unique structure.
Dimitar Hinkov‘s series “Landscape as a Fairy Tale” shows the artist’s idealized conception of forest – the quiet power of nature, the charm & the uniqueness of the trees and the beauty. The paintings recreates the full fresh greens of the grass, the massiveness of the trees, as well the gentleness of the leaves and the feeling of nature fairy tale. The collection “Stolen Beauty” is the artist’s provocation to the Time. It is a competition, a confrontation with the momentum. Hinkov’s idea is to steal the transient beauty and preserve it to last.
The works are inspired by the Berlin Wall and its symbol of separation and alliance. The main idea is to show the differences between two worlds and at the same time their close resemblance. The two worlds in global aspect- communism versus capitalism, east versus west and in personal aspect – our inner world versus our outer image. One and the same face on the both sides of the wall – chromaticity, freedom, joy, beauty of the life versus monochromaticity, restrictedness, sorrow, depression.
Dimitar explores his own memories and identity, discussing themes like confrontation between West and East, Past and Present. He works on found photographs of women back from 70’s. Paintings are mixed technique on canvas and metal. The metal surface on some of the painting is interpreted and scratched to emphasize on the scarfs that time makes on our lives. Standing in front of the metal painting the audience can see themselves as in the mirror – their own faces are reflected on the metal, their own scars resembles the scars on the painting.