I was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria in 1974. Under the influence of my artist uncle, I started painting from an early age. Initially, my art was inspired by nature and the warmth of the old Bulgarian houses. Later, as any young man, I felt rebellious and developed a passion for.. rock music and surrealism. I started painting professionally in 1992 and for the next 15 years was dividing my time between playing keyboards in a rock band and painting. I was exhibiting my art in a number of galleries in Bulgaria and most of my works are now part of private collections in various countries.
In 2007, I moved to London and currently live in the South West part of the city. I started painting again using my flat as a studio. My preferred media is oil on canvas and my style surrealism.
With my art, I am trying to bring out the beauty and delicacy of the world around us, and the magnificence of the human mind. I paint realistic features in an imaginary context. To me, there shouldn’t be any rules and restrictions in art, but only freedom of thought...