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Dimitar Stankov

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2019
Published: 19.05.2021

Intro
Dimitar Stankov was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. His artistic work is mainly represented in contemporary jewellery and art objects. At the age of 14 he started his art education at the Secondary School for Applied Arts ‘Saint Luca’ and then continued his studies in Metal Design at the National Art Academy in Sofia where he received his BA degree in Applied Arts. In 2011 Dimitar received his second BA in Fine Arts and in 2013, his MA degree and also the Jewellery Design and Silversmithing award from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Since then Dimitar is based in Brussels where he also has his studio.

Statement

Dimitar Stankov believes that sound has a very strong effect on the human mind and body. According to him, the sound has the ability to interact with human brains and leave lasting traces. Inspired by this, he decided to use these potentialities to visualize sound in cornstarch using a study of visible sound and vibration, cymatics.
The idea to perform this research came while listening to a traditional Bulgarian music instrument the so-called Kaba bagpipe and all the memories that appeared in his mind.
Considering key words as sound and silence, melody and harmony, form and structure, colour, rhythm, and texture the sketches were recreated into objects.
With his research, Dimitar seeks a way to depict the sound images emerging in human mind after its interaction with certain sound or music and the way to metamorphose them into art objects or jewellery that can be perceived not only mentally, but also physically.
 

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2020:
Exhibition  23 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Exhibition.
Award giving  23 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Winner.
2019:
Exhibition  18 May 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  The Legacy Award & Collection. The Ultimate Edition.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Six.
Group exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  SIX.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019  Heart Failure in Munich.
2018:
Exhibition  14 Dec 2018 - 23 Feb 2019  Heart Failure.
Exhibition  22 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018  Collectiva Meeting.
Fair  23 May 2018 - 30 May 2018  Athens Jewelry Week 2018.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Transformation.
Exhibition  17 Feb 2018 - 18 May 2018  The European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery 2017 in Sweden.
2017:
Exhibition  28 Oct 2017 - 04 Feb 2018  The European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery 2017.
2016:
Exhibition  24 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016  Trans-it by Dimitar Stankov and Jonathan Hens.
2015:
Exhibition  08 Aug 2015 - 12 Sep 2015  Koru 5 Exhibition.
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
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