(Un-) Controlled is a duo exhibition showcasing the exceptional talents of the inseparable friends Mircea Anghel and Vladimir Slavov. With their diverse backgrounds and approaches, they have forged a profound connection where within this space the pursuit of balance takes precedence. Each meticulously crafted object stands as a testament to their visionary artistry, inviting viewers into a world of captivating storytelling.
Photography by Studio Brinth
As self-taught designers, Anghel and Slavov perceive their workshops as laboratories for innovation and experimentation. Their exceptional skills merge modern processes with age-old craftsmanship, resulting in an interplay between moments of absolute control and instances of sheer unpredictability. These contrasting forces are omnipresent embracing both precision and spontaneity.
Vladimir Slavov finds solace and inspiration within the confines of his atelier, a sanctuary dedicated to artistic exploration. As an internationally sought-after artist, he delves deep into the intricate interplay between shape, light, and their profound influence on the surrounding environment. Guided by an unwavering focus on the creative process, Slavov employs craftsmanship and innovative processes, resulting in the creation of exceptional lighting pieces renowned for their impeccable attention to detail.
Images by Stanislas Huaux and Jeremy Marchant
Mircea Anghel, an internationally acclaimed artist and designer, embraces the inherent beauty of natural processes in his practice. Anghel salvages materials or responsibly sources them, imbuing his works with already captivating narratives. He then crafts them by hand, creating a strong contrast between the natural and human element. Having made a remarkable transition from a career as a hedge fund broker, he now finds inspiration near his home in the serene landscapes of Herdade da Barrosinha, nestled in the picturesque Alentejo region of Portugal.