Ventzislav Dikov was born in 1979 in Sofia, Bulgaria in a family of musicians. He has been
drawing and painting since early age. Preferring to preserve his unique style and approach towards art,
he chosed to study music and graduated the National Academy of Music “Pancho Vladiguerov” in
Sofia and later the “ Hochschule für Musik” in Münster, Germany as a classical guitar player.
Since 2003 Ventzislav Dikov has been equally active both in the fields of music and art. He has had
over thirty solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad (Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Barcelona,
Luxembourg, etc.) Dikov has participated in many group exhibitions (Germany, Turkey, Serbia,
Slovenia, etc.) His paintings are property of private collections all over the world.
I am a Bulgarian self-taught artist, my main creative medium is oil painting. I work both in figurative and abstract style. Human conditions and the subconscious are my main field of exploration.
The connection between a person and an object runs just as deep as the connection between two people, or deeper . There is no language involved, only the essence of human being in the world - sensing and reflecting. An object does not need to be useful or of immediately recognizable purpose to gain the affection of an observer, quite on the contrary - the lack of clarity of use triggers curiosity. Curiosity creates a connection.
I explore that moment when the mind is free to let the body create, allowing the objects of unclear purpose, inhabiting the subconscious, come to the forefront.
In a quasi-rational world, paintings themselves are objects of unclear purpose, up until the moment when the moment when they connect with someone.
I have had more than 30 solo - exhibitions in Sofia, Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona, Luxembourg, Ankara, etc.
Being a musician too, often in my exhibitions I explore the integration of sound and vision.
2021 Solo Exhibition in Graphit Gallery, Varna
____ Solo Exhibition in Labyrinth Gallery, Plovdiv
2020 Solo Exhibition in “Isabelle”, Maribor, Slovenia (upcoming)
____ Solo Exhibition in Spazio Gallery, Sofia (upcoming)
____ Solo Exhibition in Vidima Gallery, Sevlievo
2019 Solo Exhibition in Adora Gallery, Sofia
2018 Solo Exhibition at Incheon International Art Fair, South Korea
____ Solo Exhibition in [a] cube Gallery, Sofia
____ Solo Exhibition in The Art Foundation Gallery, Sofia
2017 Solo Exhibition in Niche Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
____ Solo Exhibition in Iwase Museum, Sakuragawa, Japan
____ Solo Exhibition in [a] Cube Gallery, Sofia
2016 Solo Exhibition in The Art Foundation Gallery, Sofia
____ Solo Exhibition in Ikar Gallery, Sofia
2015 Solo Exhibition, Carre d’Artistes Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2014 Group Exhibition at GehAcht Kunstraum, Dresden, Germany
2013 Solo exhibition, Jean-Pierre Barbance Gallery, Paris, France
____ Group exhibition in Hotel de la Sure Art Gallery, Luxembourg
2012 Solo exhibition in Red House Cultural Center, Sofia
____ Solo exhibition in Cafe Bliss, Barcelona
2009 Solo exhibition in Green Cat Gallery, Sofia
2008 Solo exhibition in BCI, Berlin, Germany
These are few examples of my latest artworks.
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I See You, 100 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2020
100 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2020
80 x 60 cm, oil on canvas, 2020
100 x 130 cm, oil on canvas, 2019
90 x 116 cm, oil on canvas, 2020