Lot 40 - Yanko Tihov - Branded World - UK
24ct Gold, silk screen, digital, diamond dust on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Yanko Tihov is a painter and printmaker who trained in Sofia and works in London. His recent work is inspired by history, immigration and changes to the world map. Yanko’s work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery, Christie’s London among many national and international shows and art fairs.
BA Fine Arts, National Academy of Art, Sofia
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Awards, Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Royal Institute Of Oil Painters Exhibition, ING Discerning Eye, Leonardo Sciascia PRIZE, Royal Society of Portrait Painters
TAG Fine Arts, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The artist’s body of work reflects his long standing interests in identity, belonging and social commentary. His passport series humanises the globe, reminding us that every country exists not only in its geographical features but is made up of people, who have an often desperate need or simply a desire to travel. His recent work, included in the show, looks at the shifting borders of Europe, at the disintegration of the British Empire, at the attempt to apply branding to humanity from a very young age, until death. Branded World represents the different countries of the world using Lego characters, with each figure wearing it’s country’s passport cover.
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