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Nikolai Atanassov

Born in Bulgaria in 1968, Atanassov uses mixed techniques with oil paints, acrylics, tempera, watercolors and markers. He searched for the subtle balance between old masters and modern art. He was educated at the Art College in Bulgaria and has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions.

“My art style is based on the theory of chaos. Everything came out of chaos, and becomes mathematical laws of perfection. Similarly, in my art, paint explodes without control, colors of nuclear explosions, variations of vibration, light running out of space ad time…and then the lines travel like rivers between the mountains to organize and control the madness of these flowing colors.

My art is based on the idea ”unus-mundus,” one world, the visible and Invisible world together. The air space around us is filled with invisible life. In science we already know of eleven dimensions, yet we cannot explain all of this. For us it is like magic, but day after day many new or very old forgotten wonders are coming to us, opening new doors of knowledge.

One day we might wake up and find out that all those legends from history; all those fiery tales and mythology, are truth.

According to quantum physics, there are so many different laws that are totally new fields of the Para physic.  This amazes me. The universe created in my paintings belongs to those Para normal laws.
I am searching for a world without borders. I organize color and line in a way that helps me find the subtle balance between realism and abstract,
to touch the border of the world here and beyond; past, present and future.

I am looking for a new space and new time…infinity on canvas.”

Exhibitions/Bio

Private School of Michail Kamberov, 1988-1992

Independent study course in painting under the supervision of world famous artist Michail Kamberov

Art College, Kazanluk, Bulgaria, 1983-1988

Industrial and Interior Design

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2015    Paul Mahder Gallery, Healdsburg, California

2010     Paul Mahder Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007    Silent Auction, Varnish Fine Art Gallery, San Francisco, California

2007    International Show, Gallery 24, Berlin Germany

2006    Solo Show, Institute for Unpopular Culture, San Francisco, California

2006    Muse Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006    California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, California

2006    Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005    Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy

2005    Solo Show, Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005    California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, California

2005    Art Festival, Design Center, San Francisco, California

2005    Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004    Solo Show, California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004    California Modern Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004    San Francisco Open Studios

2004    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California

Institute for Unpopular Culture

2004    Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, California

2003    Blue Room Gallery, San Francisco, California

2002    Institute for Unpopular Culture, San Francisco, California

2002    Limner Gallery, New York, New York

2002    Sun Gallery, Hayward, California

2001    “Spiritual IV” An International Juried Art Exhibition, Omaha, Nebraska

2001    Urban Colors Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001    European Artists Group Exhibition, DreamE Gallery, San Francisco,   CA

2000    San Francisco Open Studios

2000    6th Annual Water Color Exhibition, “AQUA” Areas 2000”, Santa Rosa,           California

2000    “live with This”, A.C.C.I. Gallery, Berkeley, California

1998    Art Festival, Skopie, Macedonia

1998    International Competition for Painting, Alba Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1997    National Exhibit “Surrealism”, Shipka 6, Sofia, Bulgaria

1997    Vodka “Absolut” competition for a new product line (4 pieces       selected)

1992 – 1997 Paintings sold to galleries and private collections in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, and USA

1992    National Exhibit for Young Artists, Pleven, Bulgaria

1991    Group Show Paintings, Borovetz, Bulgaria

1987    National Design Exhibit, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

1986    National Design Exhibit, Oreshaka, Bulgaria

 

PUBLICATIONS

2005    Florence Biennale Book

2004-2005 New Art International Magazine, New York

2004    Direct Art Magazine, New York

2003    Direct Art Magazine, New York

Awards

2002    Art Domain Ibiza, Spain

2002    Best Picture – Group Show, Limner Gallery, New York, New York

1998    International Competition for Painting, Alba Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

1987    Gold medal – National Black and White Photography Exhibit, Kazanluk, Bulgaria