Delia Chausheva was born in Sofia in 1965. After her studies in Krakow, Poland, for which she was graduated in Painting in 1993, Delia Chausheva has made several solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad, and has participated in many exhibitions in different countries of
Europe and of other continents. She has received a number of national and international awards. Her works are property of galleries and private collections in Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, Japan and USA, Serbia, Macedonia, Vienna. Delia Chausheva is member of Academia Balkanica Europeana.
Delia Chausheva has been working in the field of abstract painting for many years, building her own recognizable and sustainable style over time. Her art education is marked by two important names in Polish art. She graduated in Painting under the supervision of Prof. Jerzy Nowosielski at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, with a second major in Graphics under the supervision of Professors Weimann and Bush. This determined her specific and more cosmopolitan attitude to the problems of abstract painting, as well as their visual realization.
Delia Chausheva has many exhibitions in the country and abroad; she has won national and international awards. “Abstract painting is considered one of the purest forms of expression, since it allows the artist to perform visual communication freely – without being limited by the shapes, which exist in the objective reality. This very freedom of communication, not mediated by the determination of visible images, is exactly what Delia Chausheva offers us. Through her paintings she shares with us her view on the world, or rather her illusion about Life and the Universe – an infinite cycle of revolving dust particles and giants, which is suddenly interrupted. The gravitational thrust, which completely changes the existence of a Comet, is an example of such an interrruption. In that exact moment of conflict, coming out of this cliché and monotonous state, a sudden blow that disrupts the daily routine and completely changes life, is what the author is interested in. Chausheva recreates this through her distinctive means of expression. The smooth, monochromic canvas is permeated by spatial structures, resembling shattered glass or
broken ice, which is saturated, vivid and arousing various color combinations – red, violet, green, blue. The light, transparent and smoothly applied hues are in conflict with the intense accents or dark shapes accomplished by layering the oil paint. The compositional decisions are unexpected and provocative, they flip the space upside down, and experiment with our senses by making us seek unusual solutions for their perception and reasoning”, says the art critic PhD Stefania Yanakieva about the author.
Delia Chausheva uses the traditional painting material – oil, to create compositions, in which the graphic principle is leading. According to PhD Stefania Yanakieva, what makes Delia Chausheva’s works so influential and memorable is their main characteristic: “…they manage to open the door to our imagination, giving us the freedom to perceive and interpret them according to our own individuality and sensitivity. They succeed to unlock our imagination and arouse our aspirations to seek new and unknown worlds, as well as to look at our familiar world in a new and different way.”