For their work Quest Map, Alexandr Sokolov & Alexandr Makarov copied the Razklon Gallery's position on Google Maps in a Heroes of Might and Magic video game map editor to convey their feeling of it being something distant and not even related to our real world. Visit our catalogue.
Outimaija Hakala's work Wood Grouse Letter is a lino print on paper, inspired by the tracks made by a Wood Grouse on the forest plot the artist uses as a studio in southern Finland. The tracks announce that people are in the bird's territory. Visit our catalogue for more information.
In her work I never leave home without control (II), Maria Toll uses graphically simplified symbols for stoves, electrical sockets, washing machines, ovens and door handles and turns them into soft, stuffed sculptures to trivialise the absurd situations caused by OCD-related anxiety. Visit.
In Spanish, vacuna relates to both 'cow’ and ‘vaccine’. Artist Gonzalo Tow Bautista transformed cow X-rays into Pascual, named after one of 22 Mexican children the Spanish used to export vaccines to their Asian colonies in the early 19th century. Visit our catalogue.
Now showing at the Razklon Gallery! Paper Isle (2023) is a collaboration between artists Ted Oonk (NL) and Su Jung (KR), exploring their opposing views on the meaning of ‘an island’. For more information and pictures, visit our catalogue.
Andrea Böning's Campfire is lightweight, foldable, unbreakable and resistant to sun, cold and rain: recycled tent fabrics made into a campfire as a piece of tourist equipment symbolising the economic relationship between man and nature. For more pictures, visit our catalogue!
Magdalena Pińczyńska transformed the glass cube into a solar-powered spectacle of stripes and colours. The work’s vibrancy and saturation depend on the strength of the sun, creating an intersection between nature and unexpected forms. For more pictures, visit our catalogue!
Jonne Väisänen & Leevi Toija came for a residency during which they camouflaged the Razklon Gallery and equipped it with a hidden camera that only records when nothing happens. See it (or not) in our catalogue!
Our 2022 summer show is up! Bianca Pedrina has turned the Razklon Gallery into the 101st site of the '100 tourist sites of Bulgaria' and rewards the brave travellers who make it to this remote gallery with a custom-designed stamp and postcard. For more info and pictures, see catalogue.
Artist Jos Bregman came by to install a public artwork in a tree by the road (самоков бук среща царино дъб, ID: 70043314, Samokov beech, Tsarino rebar, steel wire). The work is permanent and will be included in the sculpture trail once the new map is ready! Click here for more info.
Olivia Funes Lastra covered all four sides of the gallery with translucent paintings, combined with a text inspired by a landscape. She rubbed, scrubbed and scraped the fabrics with pigments, and used the sea, its waves and changing coastline to create rhythm. See catalogue!
Now showing: Julio Lugon's Fiesta del Sol is a disco ball that spins over the famous photograph of the Earth known as the Blue Marble. Because of its solar-powered motor, it is ritualistically activated by the sun every time it appears. See our catalogue for a video!
Now presented in our showcase: a golden skull! Mikhail Karaiskos found the ram's skull in the wild and carefully gilded it with gold leaf. Shining Ram is on show until 06/04/2022. See our catalogue for more info and pictures.
Now showing: Roshambo by Einat Imber. A small rock, a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors orbit around each other in a standoff, never resolving the power struggle of who wins and who loses in this game. See our catalogue for more info and a video.
Now showing: artist Sanne Kabalt created a work for the Razklon Gallery using photographs on duraclear. Looking through these translucent prints, one can perceive a merging of several locations across the globe. See our catalogue for more info and pictures!
Shaun C. Badham produced paper briquettes that are stacked cylindrically in the shape of a water well. At the end of the exhibition, the briquette well will be set alight for warmth facilitating group conversation and congregation. For more info, see our catalogue!
Welcome to artists Lisa Smithson & Lee McDonald! They are here to pilot our new self-guided residency programme and work on their projects until 10 November. The image shows Lisa exploring the landscape with her trumpet. The pilot runs for one year. Interested? Contact us!
Cannot travel? Send your work on a residency! The Razklon Gallery offers artists the opportunity to show their work among hills, fields and forests, next to a dusty road where local cows make their daily trip to their pastures. See Razklon for more info!
Our summer exhibition is up! All the way from New Zealand, artist Taarn Scott mailed us stones that are combined with local rocks to form her work Guide. The piece celebrates the remote nature of both the gallery and New Zealand. See our catalogue for more info!
We just opened exhibition no. 10! Showing: Dóri Lázár’s Wicked Weather Forecast, 2020. ‘The weather is cool. It will be like this, around the same temperature. Then it will be a bit different.’ Visit our catalogue for more info and pictures.
Laplace's Demon by Richard Zeiss presents a painting in a jar, entitled Hypothesis I (Painting in a Jar). This work is in stasis, a hypothesis, for anyone to take out and reassemble, possibly improve it – or leave it forever in its current state. Visit our catalogue for more info and pictures.
Now showing: artist Victoria Marchenkova transformed the Razklon Gallery into a bright golden road sign. Accompanying the sunny, spring-like weather surrounding the gallery, Victoria's The Golden Sign to Tsarino warms the way. Visit our catalogue to find out more!
Now showing: The personification of non-existence by Asa Palenga. This multi-layered 'sanctuary for silence' shields an empty vacuum to welcome pure silence — vulnerable to the presence of an audience — inside its pressurised core. Visit our catalogue to see the images!
Artist Asa Palenga came by to install his work The personification of non-existence himself, with the assistance of his colleague Kana Trzcińska. Due to heavy snowfall, the artwork had to be transported from Tsarino to the Razklon Gallery by sledge. What a journey!
Now showing: Charlotte Mumm made a sculpture with dichroic glass discs connected to a wooden construction. The glass has special micro-coating, allowing colours and transparency to shift depending on light conditions and point of view. Visit our catalogue to see more!
Our newest addition to the outdoor/indoor workshop: a mobile DIY foam cutter running off a car battery. The metal string heats up and melts through styrofoam board in various thicknesses.
Now showing: Hetty Rietveld wrote a haiku for the Razklon Gallery and calligraphed it with ink and brush. Written on a Dutch winter's day, it fits in particularly well with the December landscape around Tsarino. Visit our catalogue to see more!
Our new show Sanctuary, consisting of four paintings by Kristina Zimbakova on handmade wood-inhabiting fungi paper, aspires to raise awareness for the conservation of these fascinating but often overlooked organisms. Visit our catalogue to see more!
Three renovated chairs, ready to be painted! They were taken apart and put back together so we can sit down comfortably into the next decade.
Ayumi Adachi's work has attracted its first visitors! Setsuna 刹那 transforms individual drawings into a three-dimensional object, representing the interweaving of events happening each setsuna or ‘ksana’ of 0.013 sec. Visit our catalogue to find out more.
The Razklon Gallery's summer exhibition Stop.Drop.Roll (2020) by Stephanie Paine is now on view! Using intentional photodegradation by UV-light, the work will slowly change shape under the influence of the sun until 08/10/20. See our catalogue for more info.
Our first furniture experiment using materials from the village instead of locally bought pinewood. We salvaged old beams and planks (oak and beech) from a collapsed house to make a small wooden table for the L-shape, modelled after original tables found in Tsarino.
Due to COVID-19, we have had to delay the official opening of our new exhibition space. However, we are now accepting proposals! The Razklon Gallery will open in June. This way, we hope to continue functioning as an art platform, hosting artists from all around the world.
Finished! The showcase is called Pазклон Галерия/Razklon Gallery, ‘razklon’ meaning 'split' in Bulgarian. The official opening will take place in March and we will soon release an open call for work to be shown in the showcase this year. For more info, see Razklon.
We also gave this room a ceiling, and we fixed the holes. To keep the original wall decoration intact, we only painted the renovated parts. Stay tuned! Spoiler alert: there will be furniture.
Recently completed welding the showcase and putting in the glass! It is now ready for transport to its final destination.
Almost done building the stone base! It is built according to traditional methods, resembling the characteristic stone structures that can be found throughout the region, e.g. in houses or walls.
This room now features a well-needed ceiling and freshly painted walls. We used the traditional technique of mixing lime with water and applying it with a broom.
We gave this room a new wooden floor to add to the warmth of its exposed clay walls.
We are busy building a small showcase, situated by a fork in the road between Chorbadzhijsko and Tsarino. We will use these black flint stones to incorporate signage into the sides of its base, indicating the direction to the three villages connected by the road: В, Ч, and Ц.
We are busy renovating the interior of the infamous L-shaped house! As a premature finishing touch (we aren’t finished yet) we also did some fresh exterior detailing.
Construction work was recently completed on the restoration of a large house in the heart of the village, using traditional building methods and materials such as oak wood and natural stones.