The exhibited works in the show correspond with a world of traditional Christian imagery by means of a unique visual language that is saturated with sarcasm and black humor and characterizes Boyan's work in the past decade. The strong sentiment of alienation projected from the paintings is increased in light of Boyan's meticulous attention to minute details and to intimate symbols intentionally placed next to the grotesque figures in a troubling manner. The use of a melancholic color palate on the background of the imaginary claustrophobic spaces that surround the figures sketches a disturbing self portrait composed in through the face of the other.
Boyan Lozanov, born in Vidin, Bulgaria in 1975, lives and works in Tel Aviv. In the past few years he exhibited at Andrea Meilsin gallery, New York, Christian Erhardt, Berlin, Herzlyia Art Biennial, and at the Haifa Museum. This is his third solo exhibition at Sommer Contemporary Art.