вторник, 24 ноември 2015 г.

ЕДИН ИЗУМИТЕЛЕН БЪЛГАРСКИ ИЛЮСТРАТОР / ONE AMAZING BULGARIAN ILLUSTRATOR

Това е Ясен Гюзелев.
Нямам думи, с които да опиша възхищението си от невероятния му талант!

This is Yassen Gyuzelev (Iassen Ghiuselev). A famous contemporary Bulgarian illustrator, whose art is well-known abroad.
Words fail me to describe my fascination by his works!


Имах късмета да разгледам ретроспективната му изложба, докато репетирах миналата седмица във Варна, и то само дни преди закриването й!
Все още се чувствам вътрешно усмихната, удивена, изпълнена с възторг и респект.

Last week I had the great chance to see his retrospective exhibition in Varna, while being there to rehearse in the puppet theatre. I was much more impressed and deeply touched to see his magnificent illustrations "live"! I would like to share with you some of them, please, enjoy!


Цяло щастие бе да видя на живо оригиналите на "Алиса в Страната на чудесата" и "Алиса в огледалния свят"...

The originals of "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass"...







На "Пинокио"...

Of "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi...



И много други прекрасни илюстрации към класически произведения като "Големите надежди" и "Оливър Туист" на Дикенз, "Дон Кихот" на Сервантес, приказките на Оскар Уайлд, "Дама Пика" на Пушкин...

As well as many extraordinary illustrations - masterpieces! - of books from the world's classics such as Dickens's "Great Expectations" and "Oliver Twist", "Don Quixote", some of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales, "La Dama de Picas" by Pushkin, just to name a few.





 
Митът за Орфей... 

The myth of Orpheus...

Творбите на художника бяха подредени в три зали на Художествената галерия - множество скици и илюстрации, както и работи от годините, през които е учил в Художествената гимназия и Художествената Академия в София.
Ето още мъничко от тях... Повече може да видите тук.







А за почитателите на Ясен Гюзелев и за тези, които искат да научат повече за светоусещането му, начина му на работа, интересите и мечтите му - ето филм от поредицата "Умно село".

I hope you liked Yassen Gyuzelev's style and perfectionism!:)
You can find some of his books in Amazon! 

14 коментара:

  1. Rossichka, what a fabulous artist you've introduced me to here. His drawings and illustrations are very beautiful, and have a timeless quality. You were very fortunate to be able to see the exhibit!

    I've made a note of this post, because I do want to return to see the link. Right now, my days seem to be very, very full!

    Best wishes, dear Rossichka, xo

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    1. Dear Frances, I am really in awe by his art - I have the feeling some of the compositions are photos, not drawings.:) He has worked for European publishing houses and the books he has illustrated were translated in many languages. You could check in Amazon.com, for example.
      Have a successful week!xx

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  2. Oh yes, I did enjoy! His art is wonderful. How grand to see it and him in person!
    I hope this finds you well and enjoying life.

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    1. It was such a coincidence - to be in that city just a few days before the closing of the exhibition! I'm glad you enjoyed his art!
      I'm fine, thank you, having new rehearsals - this time in the Opera!:) I will write later about that...

      Hope you are doing well, Tammie, getting ready for the winter and full of energy!xx

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  3. Gorgeous work, what a fantastic illustrator. Thank you xxx

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    1. Thank YOU for stopping by, Charlotte! I suppose you can see more than me, for you are an artist!:))
      Check out in Amazon.com under the name Iassen Ghiuselev.

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    2. I certainly will, and you are so lovely for saying such nice things about my work :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like them! I like their Renaissance essence...:)

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  5. Very nice work! I never heart of him, so thanks for showing :) The last illustration seems a selfportrait! I like it when artist uses their own image or their family (or dogs) in the work.
    Byeee, love you, Hedwig

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    1. Yes, he made this self portrait when he was very young! I'm so glad you are impressed by this illustrator's works!:)
      Happy December, Hedie! (Oh, I can't believe a whole year passed so quickly!)

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  6. What gorgeous works! Thank you so much, dear Rossichka! Gyuzelev's work is inspiring! I was familiar with his style but didn't know his name... His Alice illustrations remind me of M.C. Escher. I love how refined and detailed his work is...

    Lots of love to you, and early wishes for a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Dear Kristien, you are absolutely right!! Gyselev was influenced by Escher for his work upon "Alice". He talks about this here - https://vimeo.com/53879875
      From the 46th minute on... The film is in Bulgarian, but you could see a lot of his brilliant illustrations, himself and his daughter as well. Her name is Alice! In Bulgarian - Alissa.:)
      He's talking about an eye, which can see forward, up, behind and down... And when we "unfold" these perceptions and lay them together on a sheet - this is the strange perspective that we have... Oh, it's difficult for me to explain it in the language of artists, but I hope you got it.:D
      Merry Christmas to you, too! Hope to be in touch next year!:)

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