Miglena-Shanova

Miglena Shanova

born on Feb 4, 1977 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

• 1992 - graduated from 144 Primary school with extended study of fine arts.
• 1996 - graduated with excellent marks from Professional High School for Textile and Fashion Design in Sofia.
• 1996 - admitted to the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Textile specialty, in the class of prof. Anna Boyadjieva.
• 2001 - graduated with BA from the National Academy of Arts.
• 2002 I earned a MA degree from the National Academy of Arts.
• I have studied painting in the class of prof. Vihroni Popnedelev and prof. Gredi Assa.
• In 2002 I finished my Higher Education and created a new technique in fine arts that I called GRAPO.
• In 2002 I presented my first GRAPO one man show.

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For more than 14 years now I have been mastering the technique’s work methods and exploring its potential. Works made by the GRAPO technique have been presented at many exhibitions and are owned by numerous European collectors and connoisseurs.

GRAPO
This technique is neither graphics, nor painting and is something you have never seen before. GRAPO is an entirely new technique in the world of fine arts. It is created and developed by Miglena Shanova in 2002. This is an entirely new method of work with great potential. The technique allows for virtuosic graphic construction on a very fine level and simultaneously allows for tremendous colourful work opportunities. This mingling of graphics and painting makes the GRAPO technique unique. The underlying material for GRAPO works is highly specific. It is transparent and the image is built on its opposite side, like a negative image. That makes the work process highly difficult. The works are made with acrylic paint. Due to the highly specific nature of the technique even the instruments are developed exclusively for this technique. GRAPO is highly creative and has incredible surface experimental potential – for creating structures, prints and many visual effects. The appearance of these works is highly recognizable and allows for creating one’s own style in arts. Due to the specificity and complexity of the technique it is impossible to make copies of the works. Works made by the GRAPO technique have been presented at many exhibitions and are owned by numerous European collectors and connoisseurs. The first GRAPO one man show was in 2002 in “IRIDA” gallery.

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