On February 26th, the National Gallery “Square 500” will present its first ever graffiti exhibition. Some of the best Bulgarian graffiti artists, namely Nasimo, Sve, Esteo, Arsek & Erase will exhibit their works in the “Window to Childhood” exhibition, dedicated to the most valuable thing in life – the children and their carefree childhood, full of games and fun outdoors.
The River Park backed this creative initiative and its art director and curator is one of the finest and most popular graffiti artists – Nasimo. The messages from his graffiti in an urban environment are known not only in Bulgaria, but also in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Kosovo, Turkey, India, China, and Russia.
On the 28th and 29th of September 2019, the artists created seven works of art in front of a crowd of spectators, inspired by their precious childhood memories. Over the course of two days, Nasimo and his colleagues – SVE, ESTEO, Arsek & Erase, demonstrated different techniques and skills and brought together hundreds of people who witnessed the process of creating graffiti art. The talented artists united around the idea of the new River Park complex to revive children’s carefree games and portray their precious childhood memories with graffiti. The artists drew on portable panels in order to be able to exhibit their works in a gallery and continue to convey their message of a carefree childhood, spent playing games and having fun outside.
The “Square 500” National Gallery accepted the initiative and decided to present its first graffiti exhibition as part of the contemporary modern art. Over the course of almost two months, until April 5th, 2020, every visitor of the National Gallery will be able to admire not only at the graffiti artists’ personal memories, but also to turn back time to their own childhood. The purpose of the art project is to both promote this area of contemporary art and to emphasize the importance of having children go outside to play with friends again.
The initiative was inspired by the carefree childhood, full of outdoor games and entertainment, which is also crucial to the design of the River Park gated community. Its infrastructure is characterized by the “smart planning” of the complex and its infrastructure and panoramic views of Vitosha and the city. Over 80% of its area (over 170,000 decares, or just over 42,000 acres) is designated as a park area with over 3,000 trees, recreation areas, playgrounds, jogging alleys, a dog park, private yards and service infrastructure. Having a space that predisposes to creating memories away from the virtual realm is the team’s main goal of behind the project.
The company behind the River Park project has more than 40 years of real estate experience. The future complex is funded by Real Estate Developments (RED), which is a 100% subsidiary of Dynamic Group, an international investment group based in the Netherlands, founded in 1973, with most of its activities related to the development of real estate on a global scale.