Anthony Kirov

Anthony Kirov — painter and architect was born and raised in Bulgaria. He started painting at a very early age and he studied art at School of Fine Arts in his native town. During these early years, A. Kirov was inspired by the great masters of 19th and 20th centuries — Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Picasso, Chagall.

In 1975 he graduated the Higher Institute of Architecture and Design in Sofia. After graduation, A. Kirov worked as an architect and designer, while creating art works. With his passion for art and his eye for proportions, A. Kirov developed his unique style.

His means of expression are the bright colors, dynamic composition and imaginative spirit. The warm and cold colors in his paintings are skillfully used in endless play of formation of tones which produce the effect of multidimensional space. The artist builds his effect through successfully producing the world of reality and abstraction combined with symbolic elements.

Throughout his over 30 years career, Anthony Kirov has participated in numerous exhibitions in Bulgaria, Austria, Norway, Belgium, Russia, France, USA. His art is held in private and public collections. Currently, Anthony Kirov lives and works in New York.


Romantic Expressionism

I paint what I feel and imagine. I am happy when I touch the vibrating string of the world around us, and through it I recreate a new world, where colors, lines, and form are a vision different from the reality.

My goal is to express the objects in a more dynamic and interesting way than they appear in real life.

I am satisfied when I can combine the rational and the irrational, the real plot and the myth, the actual form and the changeable proportions

Bench for Two - oil on canvas, 32x35" “Bench for Two - oil on canvas, 32x35"”

Passion, seclusion and romance - they all blend in one.

Breakfast - oil on canvas,35x32" “Breakfast - oil on canvas,35x32"”

Morning melody, springing from the instrument of the musician, transforms and feeds the souls of all creatures.

Music - oil on canvas,22x18" “Music - oil on canvas,22x18"”

Melody - hypnotizing, inspiring, moving, like an explosion of colorful notes.

Muse - oil on canvas,39x32" “Muse - oil on canvas,39x32"”

Divine creation-muse- provoking a whirl of colorful tones. Palette-the weapon of the painter.

Summer  - oil on canvas,, 32x35" “Summer - oil on canvas,, 32x35"”

Far away from the city, alone with the silent romance of the village...

Night Landscape - oil on canvas,29x23" “Night Landscape - oil on canvas,29x23"”

Memories were guided by the melancholy and romantic light into places from the past.