August 2018


Large format paper works

Curator Alexis Mendoza
LA MAMA  Gallery
47 Great Jones St,
New York, NY 10003
Opening reception
AUGUST 1st 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Meet the artist August 2nd to 4th – 4 PM at the gallery
free visit 11:00 to 8:00 PM

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10 AM until 10 PM
Saturdays & Sunday
10 AM to 6 PM.

Collateral program 
August 1st& 3rd 7:30 PM
Classical piano
Ana Rosa Hernandez,
Jazz Quartet Flavio Lira

Alexis Mendoza
   The exploration, the experimentation and search for forms connected with nature are the primary focus of the series of works in the present exhibition. “Water” exams—the actions. Nedko Bucev performs following the natural gravity and the behavior of visible light and its transformations. Manipulating materials, separating into stages the painting process a different sense of space appears. Following the natural attraction of colors, he rediscovers pigments and painting techniques. Clustering and manipulation of space, gravity and chemical reaction of paint solutions are the essences of his creative process. 

Bucev uses the word gravity often. Employed in his art context, it means of signaling the polar opposite of rational judgment and sound logic, the term also implies a type of action that is entirely beyond human control, a meaning that seems to move outside the bounds of the dichotomy that he strives to set up between the rational and the subjective.

While held on to a systematic approach to artistic production, he recognized that only by moving past the tautological thinking of rationalist artistic approaches could one arrive at new forms and experiences.

The artist also probed the relationship between order and disorder, between serial methodology and antirational processes, yet his work delineates an opposing limit of this practice. Bucev’s work is notable for the way in which it implicates the color and paints in new ways. He worked with the controlled grid, but was equally interested in the potential for an accident, embarking on what has frequently described as a form of compulsive repetition and accumulation of color and water. He worked with the controlled grid, but was equally interested in the potential for an accident, embarking on what has frequently described as a form of compulsive repetition and accumulation of color and water. The color is the ultimate artistic idea. It has spiritual content and material form in an ideal balance. The color is in function of itself.
He wants a clear vision with no message. Nedko creates a visual plenitude, which the only function is to be seen by the viewer and sometimes even this is not required.

The recurrence of the paint/water flow involves a mechanical gesture created by the river or the current of the river, yet the result is decidedly uneven; upon closer inspection, the irregularities of each artwork reveal themselves. Diversity and variation are achieved not as a function of rules of permutation, but as a result of the uneven surface and the control of the artist’s application of pigment on the paper. It endows the artwork with a decidedly personal, tactile dimension that opposes the strict reductivism of contemporary abstract painting.

May 2018
Press release
Nedko Bucev will open an art show at La Mama Gallery space on August 1st, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. The address of the gallery is: 47 Great Jones Street
New York, NY 10003. The exhibition is named Water and consists of large format watercolors on paper.

This is Nedko's first show in New York City. At the opening reception will perform the pianist Ana Rosa Hernandez and the jazz quartet of Flavio Lira . The visuals on paper and the live music both draw art inspirations on the water.

Here you will find downloadable, high-resolution photographs and images of the paper works by Nedko, for non-commercial editorial press usage in conjunction with The Water Exhibition. By using the images, you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use.

For images related to other projects by Nedko Bucev and Ana Rosa Hernandez, visit /past/ events.

If you have any further questions, please send an email to one of the contacts below:

Nedko Bucev: 407-272-5426, [email protected]
Alexis Mendosa (curator Water project): [email protected]

Ana Rosa Hernandez: 407-453-4301, [email protected]
Flavio Lira: (617) 407-2873,  [email protected]

  1. Performance Rhythm of PAINT (fragment)
    Terrace Gallery Orlando, April 21 Music Arnold Schoenberg Op.11 Pianist Ana Rosa Hernandez
  2. Rhythm of PAINT (fragment)
    Visual part of the performance Rhythm of PAINT
  3. Rhythm of Paint (movement study)
  4. Nedko Bucev -Exhibition PAINT
    Orlando City Hall Terrace Gallery, April 21-June 3, 2016 Curator Paul Wenzel
  5. Performance Rhythm of Paint- April 21, 2016/ Terrace Gallery Orlando
    "Three pieces for piano" Op. 11 by Arnold Schoenberg Pianist- Ana Rosa Hernandez Painting Nedko Bucev This video is about the relation between the Atonal Music and colors.