„OBJECTS AND OBJECTIVE PAINTING“, Credo Bonum Gallery, 2021
An exhibition of Yonko Vassilev and Ina Trifonova (YO\KO+INA)
Four years after Yonko’s Room exhibition Credo Bonum Gallery presents again Yonko Vasilev, this time in a complex co-authorship with the artist Ina Trifonova in the project “Objects and objective painting”. The duo has been together in art and life since 2018 setting up their own trademark and their own conceptual platform named YO\KO+INA.
Before getting together both of them have their own paths in art. Yonko’s beginning goes through a painful period of physical isolation and his art in these years operates with the language of ready-made and collage. His objects are intensely emotional but with a crude conceptualist aesthetics. To counterbalance that, Ina Trifonova starts from the fashion design and her works are vivid and light.
In “Objects and objective painting” YO\KO+INA create a variegated and attractive visual and object world that can be understood and rationalized on different levels. On the one hand, the authors express their attitude to modern consumer society, to the glossy industrialization of everyday life passing into human relations. The subject of art is an attractive value, a designer’s modification for which the glutted person strives.
On the other hand, the subject is in a direct reference to the tradition of pop art, in which irony and humour are the main characters. The idea of authorship experiences complex transformations as well. Both artists quite deliberately cross brushes upon almost every object. The painting started by one of them is covered with little transparent bubbles by theother, a sculpture made by one of them is sprayed with motley streams of paint by the other one. Art is a territory of collaboration, of mutual inspiration, but a battlefield as well.
Credo Bonum Gallery seems to be overpopulated. It is full of attractive objects, rich vibrant colours, pictures which have gone through a multiple complex processing, illuminated or set in motion sculptures. Attractive and active in terms of images and colorfulness the works of Yonko Vasilev and Ina Trifonova take possession of the gallery’s space in order to give an account of the complex relations the couple gets into in the field of art.
Curated by Vessela Nozharova