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Yavora Petrova

Yavora Petrova
1983 Master - National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria

«I am interested in man, human body, personal emotions and states of the spirit and the way the body expresses these emotional states. I feel close to poetry and I have worked a lot in that direction. The connection of my drawing with dance and literature  seems logical. I have worked on music expressing it abstractly in colour and I have turned dance into drawing close to jazz.

The toolsi I use are pencil,dry and oil pastel, acril and oil on canvas.The line is my character, my "finger print". I don't have a single reasonable cause to be an artist, exept for the will to preserve and "save" myself.I want to make intimate art - saturated, professional.»


1996 Award of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. National exhibition of the drawing, Sofia
1994 Nomination. International Biennial of Graphics, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1993 Diploma. International Biennial of Graphics, Wakayama, Japan
1991 Grand Prix. International graphics competition "Massimo Ramos", Ferrol, Spain
1990 First prize. National Exhibition of Illustration, Sofia
1989 Award at the International Biennial of Graphics, Varna, Bulgaria
1988 First prize for graphics. Pirin National Exhibition, Blagoevgrad
1983 Academic Award "1300 Years of Bulgaria"