The author of the symbol of the International Surva Festival is dead



The artist Filip Sedefchev – the author of the symbol of the international festival “Surva”, is dead, reported the Pernik Municipal Press Center. His name remains connected with the history of Pernik. During his creative career of more than half a century, Sedefchev has worked in a wide range of plastic arts – painting, ceramics, sculpture, tapestry, stained glass, monumental, graphic and spatial design. He has submitted hundreds of works strongly related to original traditions, nature and Bulgarian identity.

Filip Sedefchev was born on September 25, 1935 in the village of Sadovik in the Breznishko region. Colorful rugs and costumes, stories and songs, survakars masks, a shepherd and natural beauties made a lasting impression on the future artist and foretold his path. In 1955, Philip was inducted into the National Academy of Arts with the song “Exceptional Abilities.” Even as a student, he proved to be an excellent painter and painter. In 1961, he graduated with a degree in painting from Professor Nenko Balkanski. Since 1967, he has been a member of the Bulgarian Artists’ Union.

From the late 1960s onwards, the artist began working on a series of paintings and plastic works related to the traditions and folk mythology of the raw product. At the time, however, some of his artistic hobbies were often misunderstood and some exhibitions even rejected them. The argument was that they did not conform to the method of socialist realism that was then set in art. Despite these problems, Filip Sedefchev continued his search constantly and gradually created his own recognizable decoration style, the press release notes.

Since the 1980s, his work has evolved to be more abstract and purer. Sedefchev has written more than 300 posters, surviving signs, coats of arms. He has carried out many monumental works in Bulgaria and abroad, the Press Center said


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