Artist statement

"Light"

/abstract artworks, mixed media & resin on canvas/

 

 

The word "Light" holds an extremely positive power in itself. It is the intangible energy that underlies our existence. One of the main characteristics of light in terms of perception by the human eye is color.

For Kandinsky, color is both form and content, it is a tool, not a means of expression. Its psychological and even physical impact is well known. In chromotherapy, for example, colored light can have a particular effect on the entire human body. In general, color is a tool that has a direct effect on the soul.

Very close to my sensitivity is the understanding that the harmony of colors must be based on the principle of the appropriate touch of the human soul. But every human soul is unique, it feels and perceives the world in its unique way. In this case, the challenge for the artist is exceptional. Conveying a personal emotion and history to the viewer through color is a special kind of experiment.

Intuition is leading in "listening" to the music of color. The shape follows the process as I build successive layers of lines, intertwining and influencing each other, to achieve a rich interaction of color, shape and rhythm. 

I try to create a sense of space and movement, of a "self-organizing" system. The use of a specific technique (epoxy resin) to isolate the painting layer is a particularly sought-after effect. This creates a kind of a "distance" between the viewer and the surface of the canvas (painting), just as light can be seen but cannot be touched. Starting from the physical meaning of the concept of "Light" to reach its mystical and spiritual essence.

 

"Urban poetry"

/pop art artworks, mixed media, collage & acrylic on canvas/


My "City series" of stylized flowers, hearts or purely geometric compositions have metaphorical, poetic and lyrical meaning and are inspired by my travels to world-famous metropolises such as Paris, New York, London and other equally exciting cities.

I like to tell stories experienced from these places, but in poetic form and without emphasizing a specific event.
I play with symmetries and volumes to enliven these specific mounted puzzles. My collages are a mixture, "patchwork" of "found" old and new tickets, postcards, stickers, flyers and other, and of course captured by my camera fragments from the urban environment.

This imaginary journey takes us to street names, shop windows and iconography of famous landmarks, put all together on the canvas with my own, unique "patina" technique. 

I try to capture the mood of the moment, the motion, the rhythm of life as well as the trails of the past, the history of the place that remains. 

I would like to take the freedom to everyone to make their own journey, to discover their street, to return to their thoughts and memories in these magic  places they have once been ...


Biography
 

1993 – graduated from National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe, EU
1994 – member of the Association Internationale des Arts Plastiques / AIAP /

               

Selected exhibitions  / solo and group / :

2022 -  Whistler Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada, Group Show;
              Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show;
2021 -  Whistler Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada, Group Show;

              Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show;
              Rakursi Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2020 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show:
              Whistler Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada, Group Show;
2019 -  Whistler Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada, Group Show;
              Context Art Miami & Art New York, represented by
              Hazelton Fine Art Galleries, Toronto, Canada;
              Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show; 
              Art Palm Springs, California, USA,  represented by                                                                        Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, USA ; 
2018 -  Affordable Art Fair, New York City, Hong Kong, London, -
              represented by Axiom Contemporary, Santa Monica, USA ; 
              Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show,       
2017 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show,
              Rakursi Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2016 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France;
              Art Catto Gallery, Loule, Portugal,  Group show;
2015 -  Catto Gallery, London, Great Britain, Group show,
              Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show, 
2014 -  Mensing Gallery, Germany, Group show,
              Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show,
2013 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France
2012 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France;
              Artur Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2011 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show, 
              Rakursi Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria;
2010 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show,
              Atomium Expo Grand Palais, Brusselles, Belgium, 
              represented by Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France ;
              Art Forum Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009 - Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show, 
              Vidima Gallery, Sevlievo, Bulgaria;   
              Savchevi Gallery, Oryahovo, Bulgaria;
2008 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France ;
              Le Papillon Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
2007 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France ;
              Atomium Expo Grand Palais, Bruxelles, Belgium
2006 -  Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show, 
              Espai G d’Art Gallery, Terassa, Spain, Group Show, 
              Rakursi Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2004 -  Palais Porcia, Vienne, Austria,  Group Show, 
              Solers Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 –Russian Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia ;
              French Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria ;
              Antoni Pinyol Gallery, Reus, Spain,  Group Show, 
2002 -  Stenton Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland,  Group Show, 
2001 -  Nylon Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey,  Group Show, 
              Sharon Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria ;
1998 -  La Galeria Samuel Menache, Mexico City, Mexico ;
              Solers Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1997 - Alternative Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1996 - Melon Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria ;
             I International Triennial, Sofia, Bulgaria
1995 - Arosita Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria ;
1994 - Studio Specter Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
1993 - Vitosha Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria


 
Prizes and specializations:

1995 – Prize for painting of the Union of Bulgarian Artists ; 
2006 -  Specialization at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


Paintings in private collections in Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, United States, in the private collection of Hugo Voeten, the collection of New Bulgarian University & National Gallery of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
 
 

 
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