Artist Statement

I am a contemporary Bulgarian artist working in the field of fine and applied art.

I have inherited the love to art from my grandfather who was a textile designer at the textile factories all around the country. Since my childhood and school years I loved to create different art works like dolls from a variety of natural materials.

I have painted aquarelles, pastels and sketches too. Then I began to do woven sweaters, jackets and woven wall hangings made of natural materials, some of them combined with carved wood.

As an artist and a person, acting with senses and feelings, I would say that art works speak more than words. I let my creations talk about themselves. They alone can show the ways and things which inspire and give me a fillip to do the works.

Part of the roots of my inspiration can be found in the traditional Bulgarian folklore and ancient cultures - all of them having left a trace after their presence. I am trying to unite all this multicultural and ethnical diversity in my works reconstituting them through my vision.

Nature plays a great importance in my art as well. Being convinced that every artist needs a wide variety of new and interesting places on earth in order to provoke, enrich and develop their art life, I am constantly aiming to broaden my artistic horizon and to develop myself farther as an artist.

In that connection I have been participating in Artist-in-Residence Programs in different countries like Spain, Austria, Ukraine, Ireland and works of mine have been shown in galleries in USA, Canada and Europe.

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