Institut Français Varna and Amorpha Youth Group present:
Time Machine mural project by graffiti and street artists Pyrotechnix Crew and Aleksi Ivanov
1-3 July 2015, Bulgaria
Foreign Language School “Yoan Ekzarh” – Varna, Bulgaria
Supported by Societe Generale Express Bank.
With Na Tamno shops.
Pyrotechnix Crew are a team of artists from Plovdiv, Bulgaria (European Capital of Culture 2019) who have been actively creating graffiti and street art for over 10 years. The crew have participated in numerous visual projects and festivals throughout the country. They have painted murals on the façade of: Plovdiv Drama Theatre, Simona Art Hotel in Sofia and Sveltina Kindergarten in the village of Tsarimir. They participated in a joint mural dedicated to prominent Bulgarian artist Ilia Beshkov in Pleven. Their projects on school buildings include several murals in different parts of Plovdiv, including: High-school for performing and screen arts, Tsar Simeon Primary School, Stoyan Mihailovski Primary School and Montessori Children Centre.
Aleksi Ivanov is a young urban artist from Varna, Bulgaria, active since 2003. Together with his former partner, he is among the most experienced, provocative and best known Bulgarian street artists. He has participated in various graffiti and street art events in the country and worked with Amorpha to organized several such events based in Varna. Fars also tutored a series of street art workshops for children in his vulnerable neighbourhood. His idea to transform through street art the electric transformer boxes so common across all residential areas became a popular art and advertising trend in the country and sent a message in favour of urban art intervention to an otherwise relatively sceptical audience. Fars has participated in urban actions on topics such as youth migration and the environment. In his social awareness “toilet roll” installation, he painted a 4x3m cylinder tank positioned in the wheat fields of the countryside.