Stuttgart. On Wednesday, September 14, 2005at 7 p.m., EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG will be opening a new exhibition in its premises at Kriegsbergstrasse 32 in Stuttgart. At the exhibition, visitors, guests and company employees will be able to see the work of Iliya Zhelev, one of the most well-know Bulgarian artists. Born in Plovdivin 1961 and still working in his home town, Zhelev studied at St. Cyrill and MethodiusUniversityin Veliko Tarnovo, where he specialised in painting.
Iliya Zhelev's art is not only interesting but also unusual for the modern world of art, as it is rooted somewhere between representation and abstraction, folkloric tradition and unfettered cosmopolitanism. His paintings are characterised by the flourishing use of colour and tell stories about life. The artist presents the observer with imaginative images, full of cheerfulness and human warmth. Behind the intricate yet playful and carefree pictures lies a complex painting process in which the colours are layered one on top of the other using a glaze technique.
With this exhibition, EnBW wants to make a contribution to the wide-ranging cultural life of Baden-Württemberg, its home state. Dr. Helmut Orpel, publisher of the Artprofil art magazine, will provide an introduction to the pictures of Iliya Zhelev.
Opening: Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 7 p.m.
Venue: EnBW AG, Kriegsbergstrasse 32, 70174 Stuttgart
Duration of the exhibition: until Friday, October 28, 2005
Opening hours: Monday to Friday (on normal working days) from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.
The 96-page catalogue showing all the exhibited works can be purchased at the exhibition at a price of 20 euros.
Info: Dr. Johannes Brümmer, phone +49 (0)721 63-12013