The Orange Step is the first large-scale art project of the talented author Kiril Jeliazkov. The project is a whole composition of 128 original artistic paintings, each 6 meters high and 3 meters wide. The whole composition comprises an area of 2400 square meters (400 meters long).
Carefully selected materials resistant to different climate conditions have been used for the creation of the project. The paintings are painted on vinyl with specially produced water-based paints. 800 meters of vinyl and 2 tones of paint have been used. A 7-meter metal structure has been built for each painting, so that the canvas can be displayed on it. (see more…)
The idea for this unique exhibition originated more than 2 years ago, and after a long search and steady faith The Orange Step came into existence. The project has been planned to be displayed in the open – in parks, gardens, on the beach and other wide open spaces. The purpose is the natural terrain and beauty to become a kind of “gallery” for the works of art and to strengthen the sensation of the perfection of life in its wholeness – where man’s and God’s creations meet.
“Each journey begins with a single step… my journey begins with The Orange Step”, says the author.
He chooses to sign the pictures with an orange foot print of his own foot and so to set symbolically the beginning of a journey towards finding the truth and love in life.
The first step of the project was made in the public gardens of Yambol – the hometown of the artist Kiril Jeliazkov – on 16 September, 2006. The exhibition was attended by many residents of the city, among whom was also the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr Georgi Parvanov.
Unique magic of colors, light and shade play, implicit forms behind the branches of the trees, and a lot of spirit, ambition and faith filled the public gardens of Yambol for 10 days. Guests on the first day of the exhibition were many of the residents of the city, businessmen, artists and writers.
The event was opened by the mayor of the city Kiril Todorov. The presence of the Symphony Orchestra contributed to the uniqueness of the atmosphere.