Vladimir Hristov

Vladimir Hristov

Amsterdam, Noord Holand, Netherlands

About Vladimir Hristov

Amsterdam based painter

I was born (1969) and raised in Skopje, Macedonia in an artistic family. There I graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts- Skopje. I moved from Macedonia to the Netherlands in 1998 and since then I live and work in Holland with my girlfriend and our two sons. I work in my studio at NDSM in Amsterdam Noord, the creative and artistic hotspot in Amsterdam. I am always open and ready for new exhibiting opportunities and/or organizing art events for you and your company or clients.

Artist Statement

Multistable Perception

Vladimir is a fluctuating painter who oscillates between two poles. On one side there is the process of deep soul searching through intuitive, fluid, organic painting, and on the other is the exploring the aesthetic possibilities offered by repetition and precision. Patterns conceived of color, lines, and simple geometrical shapes encompass a haptic quality of the image.

The link between the two is the pursue of a distinct visual experience of multistable perception.

The carefully calibrated compositions of his works invite you to consider the planes of reality from which the works originate. The perception is best described as an experience, which evokes a sense of otherworldliness.
Hristov intends for his paintings to be open to interpretation and to evolve and grow with time and different audiences.

Vladimir works with acrylic, oil, charcoal, pens, pencils, tape, and his own hands.

Social and Artistic Awareness
The imagery of Hristov’s paintings is abstract yet his inspiration is very much rooted in reality. Society and its flaws are impossible to ignore, especially for an artist who wants to provoke a profound emotional response from his viewer. His new works explore the questions of the future of human society, science and technology. He believes that singularity is inevitable and the only solution for the continuation of the human race. The endless geometric dystopian architectural imagery refers to the future habitats where humans and technology are one.

National Success
Hristov has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows across the Netherlands and his work belong to numerous private collections around the world, notably in the United States.


Nikola Karev 1989

Faculty of Fine Arts, Skopje

FLU Skopje 1998


2020 "Open NDSM", Art City NDSM, Amstertdam, 2016 “Summer Show” gallery Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, 2015 “OAN”, Amsterdam – 2015 “Summer Show” gallery Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam 2015 “Sous Terran”, Aalsmeer – 2015 “NDSM Open”, Amsterdam – 2014 “De Roest”, Amsterdam – 2014 “NDSM Open”, Amsterdam – 2013 ITW, NDSM, Amsterdam – 2012 Rudolf Gallery, Amsterdam – 2012 “De Queeste”, Heerde – 2010 “Gallery What is Happening Here”, Amsterdam. – 2010 “ArtStone Works Gallery” Almere – 2009 ScArt- Multimedia art project of “ScART”- ITW, NDSM, I personally organized this and I invited 16 international artists – 2003 “Rudolf Gallery”, Amsterdam – 2002 “Agora Gallery”, New York