The characteristic that renders Silvana Ambar so impressive as a curator is her ability to attract internationally known artists who are either trained in the finest art academies in the world, or who have demonstrated such self-taught skill that they are credible to "show" with the pantheon of international artists whose work she has assembled.
Silvana Gallery is currently showing a group exhibition of traditional paintings and sculpture of great interest internationally, as well as a small collection of California plein-air paintings.
Broni Likomanov, born in Sofia, Bulgaria, studied at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Art, says, "Sculpting for me is telling a story where the human body is the main character." This would be second nature for a man who has worked in the animation industry with icons like Disney and Universal for 20 years.
Silvana displays his bronze titled "The Act" (14"H x 4"W x 4"D), which is emblematic. It suggests a hollowed figure, mask in hand, in the act of either hiding or unmasking itself. It personifies the classical dramatic symbolism: happy mask, frowning mask. The viewer is left to conjure the story in progress behind the vacuous character. The options are endless and well inspired. Likomanov's works are in private collections in the U.S., Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Canada and Bulgaria.