SARIEV at LISTE with Rudi Ninov
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Meet Rudi Ninov and Vesselina Sarieva in conversation
on occasion of Sariev at Liste Showtime 

Time: September 15, 2020 @ 4pm CET

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Sariev at Liste 2020
Special edition of Liste Art Fair Basel


LISTE POP-UP at Sariev, Plovdiv
new works by Rudi Ninov

'Liste pop-up' is presenting a selected group of works on view at Sariev Gallery, from 4th to 14th September. A temporal intermission in Plovdiv to mark this year's edition of Liste, Basel

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Sariev presents 

Rudi Ninov Rudi’s 'small studio'


Rudi’s 'small studio', highlighted for Liste, is an amalgam of images, found and reconstructed objects, notes, and music that form his expanding lexicon of recycling pictorial arrangements of shape, colour and line. His paintings, sculptures and drawings establish a setting where internalised emotional and intuitive processes are possible, arising from fluctuations in scale, compositions, surface tensions and their materiality. Rudi’s ongoing interest in early animation films and their cinematographic mechanism present key topics of exploration such as: colour-form dualities and diagrammatic pluralism within image formation in a space. Contributing to the effects of stillness, duration and movement within a group of works.


Shapes and symbols seem to point to directions and take the outlines of specific images. The colours are distinct and seem to transmit coded information and meaning. The space fluctuates from map like areas to dynamically woven strands of colour. In contrast to the two-dimensional work’s weightlessness and graphic potency, the sculptures present a tactility and material multiplicity of surface tensions and textures, that act as broken synonyms to his drawings and paintings. Like painterly excavated anagrams and dystopian paraphernalia which involuntary invites a participatory act from the viewer, to be held with hands or repositioned. Carefully fabricated objects of acrylic and resins are often hung on ceramic hooks that suggest tools with specifically designated functions, ones that are yet to be discovered.

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Rudi Ninov was born in 1992 in Teteven, Bulgaria. He earned a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2015 and is currently continuing his education in the class of Amy Sillman and Nikolas Gambaroff at Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany. Recent exhibitions include NOT CANCELLED South x East, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv (2020), Sariev Selfisolation, Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv (2020), Good Weather, Ginsberg Galeria, Lima (2020), The Artist Collector’s Dream (a nice thing), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (2020), Gravitiy Works Only When You Look Down, Vaska Emanuilova Gallery, Sofia (2019), FOTEL, Sotheby’s, Frankfurt am Main (2019) He is also the recipient of the Linklaters LLP Prize, Germany (2020) and Cultural Perspectives Foundation Scholarship, Bulgaria (2019).

“I am a painter who also happens to make sculptures. I’m interested in the screen like surface of the canvas. The surface is reconfigured, it’s in motion, it’s in time, it slides and changes, it’s adjacent to my body, it’s about colour and formed colours, it’s about negotiation and denial. I am interested in the sculptural space. I find the medium of ceramics very close to that of painting. Its tactility and weight stretch the cognitive processes of decision making and reflection. Its space is prone to growth and fabrication”

More about Rudi Ninov
selected works 
available works 



Watch the opening of Liste Pop-Up at Sariev Gallery, Plovdiv
introduction by Vesselina Sarieva and Rudi Ninov


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