Plays of Nature
Lyube Petrov aims to create an amusing and unexpected visual narrative. He has a fondness for topics that blur the line between reality and illusion, and create an alternative realm where past and future, reality and fantasy become one. This transformation draws upon the artist’s own understanding of the world around him as well as his sense of humour, his attention to the small details in everyday life, and his positive outlook. He seeks to create an alternative reality with undisguised humour, sarcasm and sometimes even elements of the grotesque. In his characteristic realistic style, the artist combines motifs and imagery from contemporary consumer society (specifically from comics and popular films) with mythological narratives and figures. Through these bizarre scenes, Lyube Petrov explores not only the inexhaustibility of the canvas but also the purpose of human existence and the power of human consciousness in the face of an impending apocalypse. These mythical figures are transformed into the superheroes of our collective future.