Nedko Solakov

Galleria Massimo Minini

Above a desk stained by black and white ink, a pair of hands is glimpsed in a moment of intimacy, in the act of writing on a sheet of immaculate white paper. It is immediately apparent that this photograph, used by Nedko Solakov for the announcement of his latest solo exhibition in Italy, represents a peek into his studio and thus into his mind: He feels, we read on the card as well as in a longer text handwritten on a wall of the gallery, like a “container-creature” able to assume multiple artistic identities. Solakov trained in mural painting, and his practice can be perceived as responding to spatial or institutional contexts, but the downside of this chameleonlike adaptability, according to the artist, is the frustration of having his works sometimes mistaken for those of other artists. This exhibition thus underlined, beyond Solakov’s enthusiasm for experimentation, his resistance to

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