Tchavdar (Chav) Petkov, MA(LS) writer/artist

FacadeFor Chav poetry and the visual arts, often photography in particular, collaborate to explore and, sometimes, reveal meaningful human experiences. For him those experiences transcend boundaries that seemingly divide yet contain a possibility to unite. He is interested in the unmasking of facades, in reaching for the other, those on the margins, the outsiders. The sense of wonder, the ambiguous, the obscure belong to the artistic endeavour and the artist’s ability to deliver the depth of their domain. Chav has been exploring the collaboration between the word and the visual arts and will go on. Some of his poetry was published in in 2011 (March through December, Archives).

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