The Advantage of the Painter, Who Draws with His Left Hand?

The title is just a part from a bigger sentence: “All we know what the advantage of the left-hand boxer is (a boxer with opposite guard, position), but what is the advantage of the painter, who draws with his left hand?” I found this note in my sketchbook, written maybe in the end of 2012 or 2011. It sounds as Zen koàn and it was a title of one of my artist talks, so, I decided it could be good title for this video, which actually is continuation of video done in 2010 (Yes, after 8 years)

  • Nэno Bэlchэv
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
  • Nэno Bэlchэv
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    Animation, Experimental, Other
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    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2018
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  • Buenos Aires Film Festival
    Buenos Aires
    July 17, 2019
    South America Premiere
  • OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival
    April 7, 2019
  • BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival
    September 9, 2018
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Nэno Bэlchэv

Neno Belchev graduated in Mural Painting from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. Neno works as video artist and filmmaker as well as in the fields of performance, installation, sculpture and new media. He has made one full-length movie, four medium-length documentaries and numerous short narrative films and video art works, which won prizes, awards and nominations from international video and film festivals in the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, Spain and Austria, as well as residency-grants in the United States, Russia, China, Japan, France and Portugal. His works are possession of Xiangning Art Museum (Shenzhen, China), SAMSA (Sofia Arsenal Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria); private collections in the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Spain, Ukraine and others.
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In my art works, I work in my own direction. My task as an artist is to look through the cover of things in their real essence. To provoke the people to see how of front of their own eyes their own world is changing. For me the art is a form of communication with other people and the artists has in their hands the art as a tool, in which the opportunity to provoke and change the thinking of the others is hidden. I “say” seemingly well-known truths and facts, but by matching them with contradictory but very strong visual elements, which if considered at one level, seem to be in conflict with one another both ideologically and visually, but the appearance of these contradictory elements change the meaning deep in its roots and make it multileveled. As a result of it, I achieve multilevel message with strong irrational impact, which does not have to be considered by using logical thinking. The art is beyond the direct message.