Ivilina Kouneva’s work is based on events and places which have emotionally marked her journey. They express the fragility and the search for safety in a complex environment of forking paths and colourful narratives. Kouneva is interested in the endurance of the image on different surfaces – from luxury and fine, to disused, dismissed and abandoned. With major interest in painting, in her recent body of work, she has rather been looking to “record” and experience the process than to settle for the finished product.
Kouneva takes on wide range of legends, works of Art and books, using themes and pin up images, stored in our collective memory. She aims to create fresh stories with contemporary meaning.