Svetoslav Stoyanov

I was born in Gabrovo, Bulgaria in 1974. Under the influence of my artist uncle, I started painting from an early age. Initially, my art was inspired by nature and the warmth of the old Bulgarian houses. Later, as any young man, I felt rebellious and developed a passion for.. rock music and surrealism.  I started painting professionally in 1992 and for the next 15 years was dividing my time between playing keyboards in a rock band and painting. I was exhibiting my art in a number of galleries in Bulgaria and most of my works are now part of private collections in various countries.
In 2007, I moved to London and currently live in the South West part of the city. I started painting again using my flat as a studio. My preferred media is oil on canvas and my style surrealism.
With my art, I am trying to bring out the beauty and delicacy of the world around us, and the magnificence of the human mind. I paint realistic features in an imaginary context. To me, there shouldn’t be any rules and restrictions in art, but only freedom of thought…

''Svetoslav Stoyanov’s oil paintings are exquisite manifestations of a gifted mind that are formed by surrealist compositions able to transform the subjects into entirely novel and unexpected entities capable of surprising and moving an observer.
Stoyanov is tremendously imaginative and takes inspiration from an infinite array of stimuli. It is evident throughout Stoyanov’s work that he is incredibly observant and analytical of his surroundings and this clearly impacts his artistic style and approach. Svetoslav has a great passion for his art and a powerfully strong connection with his imagination and subconscious mind that is beautifully communicated in his innovative and unique creations that serve as a testament to his immense talent.”

Timothy Warrington
International Confederation of Art Critics-2018

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