Vesselina Zagralova

  • Bulgaria (b. 1977 in Stara zagora)
  • Currently in Vienna, Austria.
José Mujica

José Mujica

  • 2015
  • Gouache on Wood, Wood
  • 2015, egg tempera and gold leaf on gesso, basswood, ø 15 cm
  • 15 x 15 cm

  • José Mujica, Uruguay‘s president from 2010 to 2015, born in 1935, spent 15 years in prison during the military dictatorship. Known as the “world‘s poorest president” he kept only 10 % of his salary for himself and kept driving his old blue VW Beetle.
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    Contemporary Saints | 2015

The series “Contemporary Saints” introduces personalities from different nationalities and milieus. The portraits show them as saints by using the typical stylistic devices of icon painting. So the meaning of the term “saint” and the legitimacy of “faith” as a requirement for becoming “saint” is questioned.