On May 20th 2017, in the Night of Museums, at 6.00 pm a retrospective exposition of the painter Yavor Tsanev is to be opened. He passed away quite early. His fellows remember him as a fine and delicate man. “….Behind his timid smile there was a touch of willingness to pacify the world and embellish it with kindness, to make people retract the swords in such a way as if it’s at their request.

Yavor was fond of life, his family, in his teaching activities in graphic design and theory of composition. Looking at his life from the side it resembled to an unfailing striving to achieve two things – perfection in the relationship between people – both young and old – and perfection on the canvas….”

The exposition gives an idea about his creation – paintings and graphics preserved by his family. His interesting philosophical thoughts collected in his notebook about art, the specific of painting, the freedom of the artist could be also seen in the halls. The creative world of Yavor Tsanev is inhabited with personalities from the antiquity, strange beings from fantastic worlds full of serenity and beauty. Their tenderness and lyricism are symbol of the dream of spiritual harmony.

 Yavor Tsanev was born in Sofia on Oct 13th 1956. In 1982 he graduated in graphics under prof. Petar Chuklev from the high Institute in Arts “Nikolay Pavlovich” /present day National Art Academy/. From 1985 he is a member of the Union of the Bulgarian artists. From 2000 he was also a member of club “Var/t/na” /a group in conteptual art/till it’s break up and from 2004 – a member of “The Group of the 11”. Yavor Tsanev worked in the field of painting, graphics, video-art and installation. He lived and worked in Varna. In 2000 he was a reader in the Varna Free University “Chernirizets Hrabar” and from 2009 on he was a lecturer in the Technical University, Varna. Yavor Tsanev collaborated with the publishing house “G. Bakalow”, Varna and contributed to different periodicals.

The painter has numerous exhibitions and over twenty joint exhibitions.

He was awarded the First prize at the VIII National Youth exhibition, Sofia, /1985/, Nomination Certificate, International Biennial of Graphics Exhibit 1991: R.O.C., Taipei, Taiwan, /1991/; premium, Four-year international exhibition of miniature, Toronto, Canada; First Prize for graphic, Joint Art Exhibition, Targovishte, /1998/.