The creation of my paintings is a long and unpredictable process.
Sometimes the ideas come after years of developing and experimenting, sometimes it takes only a few days. Once the idea is clear in my mind and I can see it, I put it on a small format/size – digital or oil, doing different variations and working on the details. When I am satisfied with the results I start painting on the appropriate size on canvas or a board.
What I am looking for in my paintings is to transform different emotions and feelings into visual abstract tones and sizes, I analyze them deeply and try to create a new visual experience – rich in color and tone, structurally strong and challenging as a composition and texture.
My main inspiration is the beauty of everyday life, but I am also very interested in the world beyond us. There are still so many questions about the universe and I try to get some answers and unfold the positive energy through every piece of my art.
Alexander was born in Bulgaria where he also studied and received his Masters degree in Drawings and Paintings from the National Academy of Fine Arts-Sofia.
The most intensive time of Alexander’s artistic development was in London, England between 1991-1996. He continued his education in digital art and had many art shows at the at The Heifer Gallery, Gagliardi Design and Contemporary Art, The Hop Exchange Gallery, Centre Gallery-Covent Garden, The Mall Galleries.
Moved to Canada, Toronto in 1996, Alex continue to work and develop his art vision and had a number of solo and group shows. Alexander’s paintings are in the Bulgarian National Art Museum, private collections in Germany, Italy, England, Japan, Canada and USA.
2016 Artist Project – Contemporary Art Fair
Solo Shows – Selected:
2017, December – The Paper Mill Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2015, October – The Paper Mill Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2009, June – Hittite Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto, Canada
2007, November – Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004, October – Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002, December – Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1997, June – Praxis Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1996, February – A Gallery, London, UK
1994, March – Centre Gallery, Covent Garden, London, UK
1992, December – Grayshott Gallery, Grayshott, UK
1991, November – Makedonia Art Gallery, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Group Shows – Selected:
2016, March – Society of Canadian Artists– 2016 National Online Juried Show
2013, January – Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2012, May – Society of Canadian Artists – 44th National Juried Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2012, September – Group Show, MyArtContest.com – Landscape 2012 (2 paintings with Honorable Mention “Summer Logs”, “Coming Storm”)
2012, April – Group Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2009, May – Society of Canadian Artists – 41st National Juried Show, Papermill Gallery, Toronto
2008, August – Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2008, January – 11th Annual Juried Group Show, Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2007 – Albright-Knox Art Gallery – Annual Collectors Show – Buffalo, USA
2007, July – Masterpiece Gallery, Toronto
2007, January – 10th Annual Juried Group Show, Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2006, February – Masterpiece Gallery, Toronto
2006, February – Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2005, March – 8th Annual Juried Group Show, Praxis Gallery, Toronto
2003, December – 7th Annual Juried Group Show, Praxis Gallery, Toronto
1996-2003 – Group Show Praxis Gallery, Toronto
1996 – Del Bello Gallery, “11th Annual International Juried Show of Miniature Art”, Toronto
1995 – The Heifer Gallery, “Annual Spring Exhibition at Forest Hill” – Birmingham, UK
1995 – The Mall Galleries, “Pastel Society 95” National Juried Show – London, UK
1994 and 1995 Southward Art Festival, London, UK
1994 – The Hop Exchange Gallery, London, UK.
1993 – Gagliardi Design & Contemporary Art, International Show, London, UK
1992-1996 – The Heifer Gallery, London, UK
1990, 1991 – “Autumn Salon of Fine Arts -Shipka 6”, International Juried Show, Sofia, Bulgaria