Schlesinger Center’s Forum Gallery Presents George Kochev Permutations

By Editorial Team on March 19, 2018
George Kochev, Soft Magnetic Storm, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40. Photo courtesy of the Forum Gallery.
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Reception: Saturday, March 24 from 4pm to 6pm
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The Forum Gallery at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus welcomes the paintings of Bulgarian artist, George Kochev, whose solo show, Permutations, the oil paintings of George Kochev is on display until April 22, 2018. The artist reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018.

George has an MFA in painting from the University of Cyril and Methodius Veliko Tarnova, Bulgaria. In addition, he has studied School of Interior Design, at Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Locally he has shown at the Cosmos Club, George Washington University, George Mason University and the Greater Reston Center for the Arts. In 2009, he was awarded the Strauss Fellowship from the Fairfax Council for the Arts.

George will be showing a selection of paintings from a series of works that highlight the intersection between art and science. As a painter and computer scientist, he finds that discrete math in particular mathematical philosophy to be the “most interesting ground and inspiration for painting….painting can be approached in a scientific way if the painter has a strong knowledge of perspective, color theory, anatomy, and chemistry.

The artist’s latest works are a continuation of his interest in color as my primary tool to create objects. What is different about the latest work from earlier bodies of work is the appearance and disappearance of the mass. Creation of objects that have a volume with no mass. Inspired by the artist, Fred Sandback, and in some cases using paintings by Sir Anthony Van Dyck as a background, these paintings represent a simple object with physical properties – although they still look like wireframes. The wireframes have different natures: for instance like yarn or copper wire, stretched or loose, yet in all cases they are placed on a solid background or space.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm

The Forum Gallery is located  is located at 4915 E. Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA. For additional information about art shows and concert hall events, call the Schlesinger Center at 703.845.6156.