Text: Magdalena Gigova
The eminent artist, Elza Goeva, sent a kind letter accompanied by a drawing of a flower to the ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ National Endowment Fund, expressing her gratitude for the published catalogue of her paintings.
The publication is bilingual—in Bulgarian and English—and is one of the series, ‘Bulgarian art: Names’. It includes prominent artists such as Ivan Gazdov, Lyuben Dimanov, Iassen Ghiuselev, Genko Genkov, Hristo Neykov, Vera Nedkova, Zlatka Dabova, and Asen Peykov.
The author of the narrative, Kalin Nikolov, wrote: ‘Elza Goeva’s paintings do not exist in isolation from each other. Muted lyrical subjects create a sensation as though being seen from a kind of ether—rhetorical in the universality of the various genres in which she works.’
Touched and excited to see her artworks in the elegant publication, Elza Goeva perceives it as the best and most valuable thing she received as a Christmas present in 2020. Although unaware of the NEF ‘13 Centuries of Bulgaria’ project to launch a donation site where anyone can upload, in full transparency and fiscal responsibility, a campaign in favour of a socially significant cause, the artist offered to support a charitable initiative of the Fund by donating three of her paintings.
As a friendly gesture, Elza Goeva accompanied her letter with an exquisite drawing.