Whimsical yet incisive, Nedko Solakov's work tells stories through an eclectic mixture of imagery and written word. From doing a series on the notion of emptiness, to a series on his friends, the artist uses humor and a certain incongruousness to gently critique and question societal norms, in particular relating to the instabilities of his native country Bulgaria. Solakov's non-linear narratives show him to be a keen observer of… Read more
About the artwork
Anecdotal and gently humorous, Nedko Solakov's two prints succinctly describe and visualize a middle-aged man's problems, from nostalgia for better times, through to the sociopolitical climate of his "poor, corrupt country"—presumably Bulgaria, where the artist is from. The final, rather ludicrous problem, being that he has at least 6 other problems. Solakov here once again demonstrates his clever way of expressing issues in contemporary society in a very simple, visually striking way.