WHO WE ARE?
The Bulgarian street art duo called SUNSHINERS, gets together Viktoria Georgieva as known as MOUSE and Nikolay Bozhinov - NIKKAWHY, both with roots in the field of Graffiti Art. Since 2009, when they did the first artwork in collaboration, they haven`t stoped creating their urban emoji. The artist tandem interprets their pictographs onto different kind of urban surfaces and forms, using any kind of materials, but mostly and usually industrial paint and spray cans. They breathe new life and meaning to many neglected and ownerless walls and objects of urban space. The last five years their art work handles independent projects in public and private spaces around Bulgaria and abroad. Their unofficial tour called The Sunshining Journey, which starts in 2014 and crawls provincial cities in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain and Germany. Wherever they are, they live performing, initiating public workshops or demonstrating interactive art tips through games for kids and adults. Working generaly in the public space, The Sunshiners get organized solo exhibitions and group shows as well. Their gallery pieces and installations are connected and planned by the exhibition space. Their thinking of gallery is a new media option, which provokes them to ride the challenge.
Currently they are living and working in Varna, Bulgaria
*Artwork by SUNSHINERS, from their participation at MOS San Francisco, moved to Chinatown, Oakland, 16-18 September, 2016.
WHAT WE DOING?
They have initiated many independent activities as art forums, workshops, painting actions, group exhibition, fanzines, promo events.
In the beginning of 2014 they have starting work on limited edition of fanzines.
THE HOUSE OF FUN,
-are some of the ideas waiting to grow up in editions.
*photo of the first edition (100 pcs) of Fantastic binomial (interactive fanzine), financed by LAMOSA Lab, Cuenca, Spain in 2015.
*photo of Unpublished by SUNSHINERS, 2016. (test edition 1/1)
LET'S PUBLISH THE UNPUBLISHED
Unpublished by SUNSHINERS is edition, which collects artworks, created by the artistic duo in the period between 2014 and 2015. The edition content includes three visual chapters, the first called Urban Emoji / from Japanese e (絵,"picture") + moji (文字, "character") / shows the ultimate from 2015. The second chapter presents projects created on the way of the Sunshining journey, unofficial tour starts in 2014 and crawls provincial cities in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain and Germany. The third chapter called Collaborations, as you already guess, includes collaborative work created in the same period of time.
They decided to extend and add more chapters, and to get in the begging of 2017 a solid proper designed book dedicated to their work.
WHEN WE WANT IT?
We are working on our latest projects for 2016. After that, as we always did, winter time is time we are closing at our studio, in process of selecting and preparing all photos from 2016, so we could get them into that edition.
We would like to start the new year painting season with a tour presenting to the audience the current publishing.
Looking forward to present you the Unpublished by SUNSHINERS in May, 2017.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!