Andreana DOBREVA

Furiously dynamic and sensual painting that simply overwhelms: Andreana Dobreva creates canvases of spellbinding fascination. Oscillating between figuration and abstraction, her painting entraps the viewer in ingenious visual worlds, in which an astute arrangement of shape ornamentation and color interplay merge to become an optical firework.

Via the artistic means of alienation, light/dark contrasts and compositional extremes, Dobreva firmly gets to grips with the painting of the rococo. At the forefront for her is the sensuality of the moment of perception that she evokes in the synthesis of traditional
shapes from that epoch and her own pictorial concentration. Yet Dobreva does not simply work with quotations, but takes rococo works in actual existence as her starting point, transforming them in their entirety.

Her representations often seem ephemeral, like a snapshot or a fleeting moment. Only fragments of figures and scenes can be recognized, panning out into amorphous applications of paint. Dobreva’s virtuoso handling of color and the way she subtly plays with light and shadow, give her works a material quality of their own. It is not about recognition, but about the pure experience – pure sensuality. This becomes clearest in her portraits, which seem to be robbed of their most basic function: representation. Person, gender and standing are no longer clearly identifiable. The figures evolve into a pure interplay of color and shape, light and shadow.

Exhibitions at HELDENREIZER

  • 12/2019 - "trans/rokoko", 05.-07.12.2019 in Munich

  • 02/2019 - "ANGST", 21.-23.02.2019 in Munich

  • 02/2018 - "UNKLASSISCH", 22.-24.02.2018 in Munich


  • Born 1982 in Siven, Bulgaria

  • Works and lives in Munich

  • 2008-2012 Educational Science and Psychology studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

  • 2012-2019 Painting and Graphics studies with Professor Anke Doberauer and Professor Florian Pumhösl at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich

  • 2019 Diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich


  • 2019 - Marcus Trautner (Ed.): ANGST - Alessandro Bostelmann, Andreana Dobreva, Sebastian Gallschütz, Sebastian Maas, Tom Messavilla, Tibor Pogonyi, Eunji Seo, Yuhao Chen, Heldenreizer Contemporary 2019, ISBN 978-3-9819524-3-8

  • 2018 - Marcus Trautner (Ed.): UNKLASSISCH - Andreana Dobreva, Sebastian Maas, Christian Sedelmayer, Heldenreizer Junge Kunst 2018, ISBN 978-3-9819524-0-7