A LYRICAL FLOW OF COSMIC ENERGY

 Timothy Warrington
International Confederation of Art Critics

 

Alexander Kaprichev’s impressive corpus of paintings shows an evolution in language, style and poetry. Completely astounded, the viewer is impressed by the heterogeneity of pictorial results communicated a whirlwind of brush strokes and intuitive spontaneity of this Bulgarian master. Sometimes reasoned, other times instant, tumultuous and passionate, Kaprichev navigates his canvases with delicate chromatic harmony alternating between ardent and creative ferocity. The brush strokes never rest, in an endless struggle between curvilinear riddles and angular plasticity. 

Kaprichev’s artistic influences, parallel and enhanced by his innate passion for music, connect his work to the delicate watercolours by Jean Miotte, one of the founders of pioneering Abstraction Lyrique, a Post-war Modernist movement. Similarly, these two artists materialised and give life to the lyrical flow of jazz, echoing the dynamic art of dance with their inventive lines and gesture. Kaprichev’s forms radiate and vibrate from the canvases, a magical place in which his creative mind gives life to unexpected beauty, producing mysterious scenarios inspired and within the scope of Art Informel. 

Stylistically speaking, Kaprichev cannot be said to have identified with a single school or movement. Rather, his artistic career has been characterised as one of persistent research and a lifelong attempt to overcome himself and investigate new artistic mediums. Kaprichev’s gestural nature bears resemblance to Miró’s nebulous forms, spatial shapes, and abstracted objects, floating in a mysterious background impregnated with possibilities and vibrations. 

Indeed, Kaprichev’s pictorial space is constituted by recognisable objects and perspectives wisely amalgamated within a realm of hypnotic illusions and fictitious elements. This artist has kept his boundless fantasy within the realm of the “ordinary”, leaving the observer the perception that subjects depicted have always coexisted both in the material sphere and in the evocative pictorial space of Kaprichev’s art.

Kaprichev skillfully balanced improvisation with scrupulous precision availing of an elegant, ethereal and multifaceted palette, albeit with the colours that are frequently audacious and highly expressive, in an inexhaustible alternation of divergences. 

Ergo, Kaprichev’s paintings become mirrors of the artist subconscious, a cryptic nook where the spontaneity of evocative brushwork integrates with a thoughtful compositional structure. Thus, the spectator is absorbed by contemplative paintings enhanced with perspective, depth and glimpses of exquisite technical mastery. 

Kaprichev directly conveyed emotional impulses on each work, with the veiled aim of moving our senses and influencing the environment around them. Kaprichev’s genius is about liberty of expression, disclosed through primal and instinctual sensations that speak directly to our collective consciousness. The magnificent absence of contrived structures, conceptions and approaches leads to a striking aura of exuberance and vitality where cosmic energy and subjective vigor inescapably intertwine.