"Reflections in your eyes"
handprinted book, bibliophile edition Exhibition of Nikolay Emilov Zlatanov
Venue: "Integrated Artists" Gallery at 33 Sv. Sv. Kiril i Metodiy Street. Duration: 17 - 30 September 2021. Opening: from 5 pm to 9 pm on September 17
The exhibition presents a handmade book by the author, an author's bibliophile edition and his latest engravings - intaglio printing. "The concept of manually creating and printing a bibliophile book is related to the original aspiration and need in man, unfolding a well-made book, to discover an always unexpectedly new and surprising world that directs our attention inward to ourselves. This eternal search from antiquity to the present day has always used the same techniques of the written word and the drawing to it, by printing and distributing them as a means of communication and contact with others. The author's bibliophile book conveys the casual feeling of a complete work of art, uniting in a single vision the text as a message and the graphic works as an integral part of it. The use of a graphic etching press for printing both the text and the illustrations to it is carried out on handmade paper and inks of different colors and formats and is a non-standard design. The book is printed in consecutively numbered copies, a total of 15 bibliophile books. Each issue represents the uniqueness of each print and each individual book body in this series."