1991/1992 – TROUBLED TIMES

Exuding the vivid, distinctive expressionistic aesthetic Vesselin has cultivated throughout his artistic career, this early cycle serves as a crisp introduction to his body of work. Dark, shadowy textures and subdued hues coalesce with one another to form amorphous figures and fauna. The sense of conflict and negative tension emanating from these figures gives visceral meaning behind the cycle’s namesake. Though lacking conventional physical details, even the gaunt appearance of the cattle flanked by figures obscured by shadow accentuates the aura of desperation and despair found throughout this series of artworks.