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Artist talk with Aaron Roth and Dimitar Genchev

Who's Afraid of Painting?

Sarieva / Gallery was pleased to invite the public to join a conversation about contemporary painting with two artists whose works it has presented in exhibitions many times – Aaron Roth and Dimitar Genchev. Below you can find the video documentation from the artist talk.

Aaron was born in Los Angeles (1998) and received his education at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Dimitar is originally from Plovdiv (1985) and after graduating from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, he graduated from the Utrecht School of Art (HKU) and Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Although with different biographies and artistic pursuits, the Bulgarian and the American are united by their painting and life in Plovdiv. They use classical techniques to represent two very different aesthetics. Dimitar creates delicate and fragile visuals which bring plasticity to rough urban elements. At the same time, Aaron paints the symbols of nouveau riche luxury almost naturalistically, finding something primal in the standards of the chalga-elite.

The audience was invited to an open conversation with the artists, who will discussed the status of painting and the painter today. The discussion unfolds in the context of Aaron Roth’s solo exhibition “Бейж” at Sarieva / Gallery.