Hristo Guelov

Christo GuelovVisual Media & Conceptual Artist


Selected projects


Digital Limited Collection 2016 | DLC2016


Raining colors

Raining colors

A study about the color, the circle and the moment. Through geometry, the artwork composes and interprets a particular moment, filling the space with color. A particular moment determines the time.

Resolution: 4K, HD. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: Stereo. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 7' (10500 frs.).

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Message

Message

“I’ve found a message...”

Resolution: HD. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: Stereo. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 4' 15” (6375 frs.).

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Orange Rings



(Site-specific) Veliko Turnovo, (BG) - 14th - 15th May 2015

12 Orange Rings placed between the two shores of the Yantra River, under Stambolov’s bridge in Veliko Tarnovo. The orange rings symbolize the life guards and are arranged in four rows. The installation establishes a parallel between the free movement of the water and the global process of the human migration over time. Historically it had always been movement of large masses of people all over the world. Addressing questions such as: what are the actual borders that divide us? What are the causes that provoke this phenomenon and its consequences? How much is human life worth? ...

Located between the both shores of the river Yantra, the installation focuses in a visual way, the issue of refugees and the difficulties that are happening in order to reach the “desired land." The orange color is very striking, associated to extreme situations. The installation takes advantage of the good contrast with the landscape of the River in Veliko Tarnovo. The Orange circles are situated in the midle of the river, without being able to reach any of the two shores. Here comes this parallelism between the free flow of water and the not-so-free movement of persons, although this is “their” fundamental right in all constitutions. About the solidarity of societies, which are willing to accept them or not.

The project was performed out on 14th and 15th May on the occasion of the solo exhibition "Selected pixels" of the artist in the city of Veliko Tarnovo.

Digital Limited Collection 2015 | DLC2015


Superpositions

Superpositions

An audiovisual performance based on an aleatory overlapping lines, filling the space and interacting with each other, forming a tangle and leaving flashes of color.

Resolution: 4K, HD. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: Stereo. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 7' (10500 frs.).

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White cubes

White cubes

Modular composition of white cubes.

Resolution: 4K, HD. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: Stereo. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 3' 52” (5800 frs.).

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Funnycross II



(Site-specific) Torrelodones, Madrid - November 2015

FUNNYCROSS II uses 13 new zebra crossings to intervene in the urban landscape. The metaphor “A bridge between two shores” is the starting point of this artistic intervention. Using simple geometrical designs and saturated colours reinforces the specific signaling and creates a touch of colour in our urban landscape. This action, parallel to the art concept, fights toward improving driver and pedestrian focus, by enhancing respect for zebra crossing using its visual impact.

FUNNYCROSS belongs to as a series of urban art interventions that the artist expects to perform in different cities of Spain and Europe.


The House of Water


The house of water

(Site-specific) Samokov, BG - August 2015

The visual gradation from the real to the abstract, the modulation and the envelope of the selected area with the structural elements derived from the characteristics of the movement, the presence and behavior of the water is the main foundation of this temporary action.

Technical specifications:
80m2 color low density polyethylene (80 м2 blue).
32 m horizontal supports.
Height: 5 m

Place: The Big Fontain (17th century)

Event: International Painting & Sculpture Symposium - Samokov 2015

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Funnycross



(Site-specific) Torrelodones, Madrid - April 2015

FUNNYCROSS uses zebra crossings to intervene in the urban landscape. The metaphor “A bridge between two shores” is the starting point of this artistic intervention. Using simple geometrical designs and saturated colours reinforces the specific signaling and creates a touch of colour in our urban landscape. This action, parallel to the art concept, fights toward improving driver and pedestrian focus, by enhancing respect for zebra crossing using its visual impact.

FUNNYCROSS sponsored by Torrelodones Council, Madrid, has been located at that town’s three schools’ four zebra crossings: San Ignacio (“Diagonals I” and, “Diagonals II”), Lourdes (“Waves”) and Los Angeles (“Interferences”), and in front of the Casa de Cultura “Carpet” Crossing.


McLaren wall to wall. Montreal, Canada - April - July 2014


Color.rithmetic

COLOR.RYTHMETIC

Site specific installation. (Video mapping)

Winner of the Grand Prize in the NFB’s McLaren Wall-to-Wall competition, this experimental video extends the approach of McLaren’s Synchromy (1971) by exploring the synchronicity between sounds and images, with geometric shapes engaging in a multicoloured dance guided by digital noises. Artist Christo Guelov thus offers an original perspective on the evolution of artistic media and of our relationship with technology.

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Digital Limited Collection 2014 | DLC2014


Revival

Revival v2

Emerging, awakening, raising, flying, loving, feeling... and returning again.

Resolution: 4K, HD. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: Stereo. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 4' 09” (6225 frs.).

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Ocean colors

Ocean colors

Some reflections of fluid colours with geometric structure.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 2' 58” (4450 frs.).

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SPAM MESSAGES


Series of short written message in 13 seconds.


Digital Limited Collection 2013 | DLC2013


Caution! Wet Paint

Caution! Wet Paint

If our emotions could be represented graphically as brightly colored lines, constantly dripping, like filling and fueling our expectations, this interpretation would be a valid attempt. Spaces that are filled with pure colors, some of which will be absorbed by the dark, others will emerge from the same. Caution! wet paint, can "stain" our State of mood.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 5' 40” (8500 frs.).

Work selected to be presented in FILE Video art, FILE 2014 - Electronic Language International Festival. From August 25 to October 05, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Confluence

Confluence

Confluence of colors and perfect meeting space.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 3' 40” (5500 frs.).

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Social Bang

Social Bang

Abstract and minimalist digital motion artwork, that uses the icon of social networks, "share", as the main constructive element. The expansion of communication as underlying power generator.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 2’ 12” (3250 frs.).

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Rates

Rates V2

Intervals, cycles, routines... We are surrounded by a web of frequencies of all kinds. We are living with timings, deadlines, loops, etc. What's your rate?

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 3’ 45” (5625 frs.).

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Organicum

Organicum

Synthesized representation of the organic world.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 2’ 16” (3400 frs.).

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Digital Limited Collection 2012 | DLC 2012


Work05 V3

Work05 V3

Inspired by the work of Rodin "The thinker", emphasizing the relevance of the fundamental themes of the human nature, could be one of them, the self-determination. In female version... and digital.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 3’ 38” (5450 frs.).

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Caution! Wet Paint

Work06

Still life at different moments of the day.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 2’ 40” (4000 frs.).

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Work06

Work03

Modular composition of black and white lines. The beauty of the gravity and the notion of a full and empty space.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 2’ 40” (4000 frs.). Available in UHD (4K).

Work selected to be presented in FILE Video art, FILE 2014 - Electronic Language International Festival. From August 25 to October 05, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Work02 V2

Work02 V2

Growing ... in my garden.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 3’ 22” (5050 frs.).

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Caution! Wet Paint

Work01

Operating dynamic weave, composed of thousands of elements perfectly synchronized. Work inspired by the concept of the information society.

Resolution: HD 1920x1080 pxs. Video code: (HQ) H.264 MP4. Audio: None. Play mode: Loop. Loop duration: 2’ 04” (3090 frs.).

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ready-made


PROMISES | 2014

PROMISES | 2014

Ready-made.

Washed, mirror, soap bottle, plastic letters.


PLUG&PLAY | 2014

PLUG&PLAY | 2014

Ready-made.

Oratory, static bike.


performance


PARLIAMENT LIONS | 2013

PARLIAMENT LIONS | 2012-2015

Site specific. Congress of Deputies, Madrid

The focus of this project is temporarily assign our lifestyle at the sculpture and reflect upon the current democratic values.

Target date: 6th, December 2015, Hours: 11:00 AM - 17:00 PM Place: The lions in front of the Congress of Deputies, San Jeronimo str., Madrid


Communication

Communication | 2012

Performance "Communication". Mini-festival of contemporary Arts “Old post or the modern means of communication" BG.

Hristo Guelov

About


Madrid based artist born in Bulgaria. He graduated in Graphic Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid. After 20 years developing his creative and professional activities in the audiovisual industry and the multimedia design, his creative search is the bridge between the classical forms of artistic expression and the new means of expression in the New Media.

In art everything is worth it! But not all valid nor will be worth!

 

"Opening up new horizons for human experience has always been the main source of creative energy, both in science and in art. To inquire into 'something' apparently non-existent or invisible to others and to provide it with real presence has always been the natural mechanism to generate usefulness for "art objects".
The Urinal (“Fountain” 1917), which appeared in the last century, instinctively “wanted to”, “changed to” and “confirmed to” this mechanism. If a work of art was a book before, for example, now it is an SMS, why not? Our selective memory is responsible of each and everyone. Sensory or intellectual pleasure remains real.

Light, Movement, Rhythm, Color... How do they change us?
The only permanent element today is, a paradox indeed, change. Change has established as a rule in the world of visual communication. It is the art of the present.
This dynamic evolution, which is dynamized by ourselves, at the same time changes us and determines our perception of the reality that surrounds us, an increasingly more "augmented reality", is the main concept.
Movement makes time visible, is the formal change. Distinguishing the terms: "things" of "events", "mobility" of "immobility", "time" of "timelessness", "to be" or "to become", my attention is focused on the "space-time" time. Temporality of the space, relativity of "the whole” and recurrence of the time in the life cycles are the target of my experiments and determine the nature of my work.

The art of today is a great laboratory for research, and that is so. And I´m here as well... and I´m turning to you."

 

May/16 - "Orange Rings" (site-specific) - Veliko Turnovo, BG. 

May/16 - Solo exhibition "Selected pixels" - Veliko Turnovo, BG.

Aug/15 - "The House of Water". Site-specific installation, International Painting&Sculpture Symposium Samokov, BG.

Dec/14 - Digital Limited Collection 2013&2014. Collective exhibition "Diplomatic Art", Timisuara, Romania.

Aug/14 - FILE 2014, FILE Video art. From August 25 to October 05, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Dec/13 - Digital Limited Collection 2013. Collective exhibition "So close, so far II" National Palace of Culture, Sofia, BG,

Nov/13 - "Frecuency" Video Installation -"Dupini Like Project" Video Art Festival V.Turnovo. BG.

Sep/12 - Performance “Communication" Mini-festival of contemporary Arts “Old post or the modern means of communication" Veliko Turnovo BG.

Sep/12 - Digital Limited Collection 2012. Collective exhibition “So close, so far” National Palace of Culture, Sofia, BG.

Sep/12 - Judge member Promax&Bda Awards

1991 - Water Color Collection “Matriarcado”.


Art & Audiovisual Desidn Awards

April/14 - Winner of the Grand Prize in the NFB’s McLaren Wall-to-Wall competition, Montreal