Ivilina Kouneva’s work is based on events and places which have emotionally marked her journey.They tend to express the fragility and the search for safety in one complex environment of forking paths and colourful narratives. Most of them explore different aspects of the human relationships. She works with paper, paint, found images and discarded drawings, employing traditional and contemporary techniques, to express her understanding of multilayered existence, where everything is possible. She is interested in the perspective of figurative and the endurance of the image on different surfaces and places.With major interest in painting, in her recent works she has rather been looking to “record” and experience the process than to settle for the finished product. Her walking and running figures come from everywhere, braving their way through,”telling” the story of their journey. South East of England