Artist statement

 

 

Colors of life


My abstract artworks are other, different form of communication, through the colors. An universal language easy to comprehend, one which lends itself to various translations and interpretations, too.

I am inspired by Kandinsky's essays, whose theory of the immaterial aspects in painting influenced me strongly to this day.

Color is an instrument, not a means of expression. It is both form and content. Form follows process as I build successive layers of lines, intertwining and influencing each other to achieve a rich interplay of colour, shape and rhythm. I try to create a sense of space and movement, for a self-organising system. 

This work finds direction in the immaterial energy underlying our existence – light contains energy which animates particles to form bonds that shape matter and a system of life.

 

My urban poetry


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 / :
2021 -  Whistler Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada, Group Show;
              Art Symbol Gallery, Paris, France, Group Show;
              Rakursi 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 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 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 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