An artist feature and a great article at ZirArtMag, an online magazine in Italy. The feature is in also in Italian
Simona Ruscheva’s painting is a fusion of tradition, culture and esotericism. Currently the artist lives and works in London, but his training and first experiences in the art world are closely linked to his homeland.
Training and the link with the origins
Simona Ruscheva graduated in Painting in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, and in 2018 she made her first solo exhibition in Sofia; once settled in the UK she participated in several group exhibitions, including the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of British Artists and the Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition .
The bond with her land – as she herself says – is very strong, and is constantly revealed in painting: « Being an immigrant has an enormous influence on my work and it is through my works that I remain in contact with my culture. In them I explore various subjects of Bulgarian folklore and heritage, using very traditional elements and objects – such as embroidery and ceramic designs – bearing mythological themes and universal symbols. I take inspiration from various rituals and fables to give life to a contemporary interpretation of my culture, underlining its mystical and esoteric aspect ».