I was born in 1990 (11th of September) in Velingrad town, Bulgaria.
I started to study art when I was 7 years old - I learned to play the piano, but after 3 years I decided to follow with drawing. Today and every time the music is important part of my inspiration.
My first big inspiration in art was the Renaissance. I spend a lot of time learning about the life and arts of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. This was a period in my early teen ages and I keep the realistic manner until now. Renaissance is still in my works.
When I went to the studio of Johan Jottov, I started to do experiments with surreal works and it was really so exciting for me. Surrealism began to be philosophy of all my thinking. Salvador Dali influenced a lot my personality. Yves Tanguy and Raine Magritte, Merret Oppenheim, Paul Delvo, Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico, etc.
My contemporary inspirators are on the first place Marina Abramovic, Gilbert and George, Zeng Fanzhi, Andy Warhol, Masahiro Fukuda, Cade Martin, Jeff Koons...
The artworks, that I show here, are in to two themes:
First group is based on the virtual reality and the creatures (aliens) from another worlds. Gradually this creatures came in my own reality and stay part from our world. Maybe they are the way that I see the people around me and also mirror of myself.
The artwork "Suffer Well", inspired by Depeche Mode, is a bridge between my two cycles.
The second cycle "Beginning" is based on the topic of childhood, as so important period for every human, that influences a lot all life.
The idea for babies and childhood came from Facebook, because I noticed that there are really so many people who attend on babies and that babies are so influenced for everybody. I wanted to do conversation for something important for so many and different kind of people.
What means the micro cosmos of family where the child grows up? What he receives from his parents as emotional, spiritual and intellectual potential and support? The early years are time between dependence and independence. Human is able to achieve more or less than the place of his beginning. It is question of choice what allows to come in and what does not allows.
Most of all, when you are newborn, you are clear and may be not wounded from nothing.
National Academy of Arts, Sofia Bulgaria
I studied in the studio of the painter Maria Kollaksuzzova for 2 years - 2000 - 2002.
In 2003, I started work in the home studio of the sculpture Boris Kostov for 5 years. There I decided to do art the way of my life.
In 2008 - 2009, I studied in the studio of associate professor Johan Jottov - Graphic Subject.
In 2009, I was appreciated in National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. There until now, I study Graphic Subject in the studio of professor Zdravko Stoyanov. …Read More