I’ve always loved drawing and have spent many years finding ways to incorporate drawing and line work into my abstraction. To this day, the quality and power of line-work is still a major preoccupation for me. After immigrating to the U.S. from Bulgaria, I attended The Art Institute of Boston in Massachusetts where I was classically trained in painting and printmaking. I've been living, working and exhibiting in the Chicagoland area for the past five years.
I originally loved classical figure drawing and all things figurative. Like many artists, that is where my inspiration and love started, the human form. Eventually, I became more and more interested in the simplicity of form. I began taking gesture, shape and line down to my most minimal understanding of it, stripping away the human form and any representation of reality altogether.
My interest in abstraction evolved over time from my preoccupation with three things: the relationships between colors, the interaction of shapes and the emotional quality of line.
I begin each of my canvases with layers of color that are intuitive and completely unplanned. Through a process of editing color and shape relationships, I bring each painting closer to my personal sensibilities.
I hope that the amount of love and joy I put into every single piece is available for each viewer to draw upon.