Rumen Petkov

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Abstract expressionist
    • Painter
    • Sculptor

    About the artist

    Rumen Petkov was born in 1955 in Popovo, Bulgaria. He graduated from the University of Veliko Turnovo in 1980 and moved to Kazanlak, Bulgaria. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists and has had 30 solo exhibitions:

    2017 – Chirpanlievata Kashta Ethnographic Museum, Shipka
    2016 – Cultural and Information Center, Kazanlak
    2016 – Minerva Gallery, Sofia
    2015 – Cultural and Information Center, Kazanlak
    2014 – Yordan Kyuvliev Art Gallery, Sliven
    2014 – Orchid Art Center, Karlovo
    2013 – Info Center, Kazanlak
    2013 – Bogoridi Gallery, Burgas
    2012 – Alfiani Art Dealership and Gallery, Sofia
    2011 – Exhibition Hall Bayer, Stara Zagora
    2011 – Novotel, Plovdiv
    2010 – Bogoridi Gallery, Burgas
    2010 – Info Center, Kazanlak
    2008 – Bogoridi Gallery, Burgas
    2007 – Info Center, Kazanlak
    2005 – Info Center, Kazanlak
    2001 – Christina Gallery, Sofia
    2001 – Art Gallery, Gabrovo
    1999 – Art Gallery, Kazanlak
    1999 – National Assembly, Sofia
    1998 – Art Gallery, Kazanlak
    1997 – Palace Art Gallery, Varna
    1996 – Art Gallery, Popovo
    1996 – Museum of Dechko Uzunov, Kazanlak
    1995 – Museum of Dechko Uzunov, Kazanlak
    1993 – Central Military Club, Sofia
    1991 – Stara Zagora
    1988 – Artists’ Club, Kazanlak
    1987 – Artists’ Club, Kazanlak
    1985 – Art Gallery, Popovo

    "The beams of the sunrise caress the shapes and slowly reveals their beauty and new colours. In my childhood this fountain scattering colorful drops flooded the forest, the fields, the houses and the people I saw.
    This fountain still continues to colour my every encounter with nature. I am a spectator and a participant in a process in which the beauty of this world creates new images that give wings to inspiration.
    The painting is an attempt to preserve the transient beauty of life and an opportunity to start a new friendship. The movement of the brush gives birth to a fairy-tale world and this magic is fascinating. It surprises me every time, it charges me with curiosity and shows me unknown lands.
    Paintings allow us, whenever we wish, to enter into their world of reflections and feelings, full of the vitality and eternal youth of the emotion. I am happy to be close to the world inspired by the colourful lights of my childhood dream. I am happy I can draw it and share it with friends; I can show my paintings and sculptures and start a dialogue." Rumen Petkov