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Stefan Georgiev

Stefan Georgiev  was born on June 24, 1954  in the Town of Veliko Tarnovo , Bulgaria.

 

     In 1974 he graduates from Arts school in the Town of Kazanlak. He then continues his education in „St Cyril and St Methodius“ University of Veliko Tarnovo in the Faculty of fine arts.

 

He works mostly in oil on canvas and mixed media painting, illustration and plastic arts. Also he works with watercolors, pastels and acrylic.

 

His paintings are represented in many galleries and private collections in Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, USA, Canada and Hong Kong.

 

He's a member of the Artist's Union in Greece - EETE

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His journey as an artist began in 1979. He works in the field of painting and illustration. The artist presented his paintings in many independent and group exhibitions in Bulgaria, Germany and Turkey.  From 2000 until 2014 he lived and worked in Athens, Greece, where he participated in a series of independent exhibitions and took part in group exhibitions  by the Artists Union of Greece- EETE.  Stefan also works as an illustrator of children's books for some of the most significant publishing companies in Greece. 28 children's books have been printed containing his illustrations. 

 

In the middle of 2014 he relocated to Manchester , UK, where he currently lives and works.

 

The artist uses mixed media to create his paintings. The variety of materials such a acrylic paste, gold and silver metal foil, collage, acrylic and oil paint, enrich and enhance the image of canvas. The surface of the canvas is processed with spatula until the desired effect is achieved after which it is layered with more contrast and gentle colors , which depend on the theme of the painting.

 

The compositions are mostly figurative, the details are realistic, but stylized  and decorative. The diversity of topics is combined with rich colors , texture and variety of herbal and natural elements. These make the paintings interesting, close to the human spirituality and easy to assimilate.