Krastyo Todorov

59 Unique Figurative Paintings – Bulgarian Artist

Krastyo Todorov was born on 08 June 1959 in the Black Sea town of Burgas, Bulgaria. He graduated from the School of Arts in Kazanluk in 1985 and then the University of Veliko Tarnovo with a degree in “Painting“. He has been the subject of more than 30 solo exhibitions home and abroad. His paintings can be found in private collections in Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, France, England, the USA, Turkey. He lives and works in Bourgas.

Ketsa’s works focus on figural paintings, drawings, and lithography. His style is characterized by a specifically grotesque representation of characters and the deliberate deformation of the objects.

Ketza is a sea boy, for him the sea is Nature, it is the Truth, the sea is in him, deep in his heart and in his paintings. The sea is the background of all its compositions in countless colors and meanings. The sea is a sacred place for his dreams and realities for parables, myths, legends.

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Gallery

Education:

    • 1974 – 1978 – Art School (Kazanlak, Bulgaria)
    • In the period of 1981-1985 he studied painting in the Veliko Tarnovo University St. St. Kiril and Metodiy.
    • One man shows in Belgium, Germany, France, United Kingdom, etc.
    • Participated in exhibitions in Brussels, Liege (Belgium); Lion (France); London (UK), etc.

Solo Exhibitions:

    • 1991 – Malmedy, Belgium
    • 1992 – “ Lübke ” gallery, Frankfurt (Main), Germany
    • 1995 – “ Lübke ” gallery, Frankfurt (Main), Germany
    • 1998 – “ Moon of roots… ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 1999 – Alternance Gallery, Hardelot, France
    • 2001 – Paris, France – “ Alternance ” gallery
    • 2001 – “ Nesi ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2002 – Lyon, France – “ Alternance ” gallery
    • 2002 – “ Burgas ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2003 – “ Alternance ” gallery, Hardelot, France
    • 2003 – “ Nesi ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2004 – “ Nesi ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2004 – London, England, Great Britain
    • 2005 – Sömmerda, Germany
    • 2005 – Reigate, England, Great Britain
    • 2005 – Glasgow, England, Great Britain
    • 2005 – ” Alternance ” galerie, Hardelot, France
    • 2006 – “ Biscuit Factory ” gallery, Newcastle, England, Great Britain
    • 2006 – London, England, Great Britain
    • 2006 – Bank Street Gallery , Dundee, Scotland, Great Britain
    • 2006 – Oberbank – Gmunden , Gmunden, Austria
    • 2006 – Mireli Art , Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2007 – “ Nesi ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2007 – “ Alternance ” gallery, Hardelot, France
    • 2007 – “ Mireli Art ” gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2007 – House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria – “I’m a poet and a fisherman“ ”
    • 2008 – “ Aspect ” gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2008 – “ Nesi ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2009 – “ Aspect ” gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2009 – “ Altera ” gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2009 – “ Velina” Hotel ”gallery, Velingrad, Bulgaria
    • 2010 – “ Aspect ” gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2010 – “ Serdika ” gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Warsaw – “ Soraya ” gallery, Szczecin, Poland
    • 2010 – “ Vox ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2011 – “ Aspect ” gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2011 – Society of the Artists of Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria – “Flashback in (50) drawings”
    • 2011 – “ Serdika ” gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Warsaw, Poland
    • 2011 – “ Zhivkova ” gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Łomża, Poland
    • 2012 – “ Largo ” Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
    • 2012 – “ Vox ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2012 – “ Serdika ” gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Warsaw, Poland
    • 2013 – “ Nesi ” gallery, Burgas, Bulgaria
    • 2013 – “ Aspect ” gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2013 – “ Soraya ” gallery, Szczecin, Poland
    • 2014 – Society of the Artists of Burgas, Burgas, Bulgaria – Painting Exhibition

Group exhibitions:

    • 1991 – Brussels, Belgium
    • 1992 – Liège, Belgium
    • 1993 – “ Lübke ” gallery, Frankfurt (Main), Germany
    • 2000 – Ankara, Turkey
    • 2001 – Paris, France
    • 2002 – “ Lübke ” gallery, Frankfurt (Main), Germany
    • 2004 – Stara Zagora, Bulgaria – Balkan Quadriennale of Painting “Myths and Legends of my People”
    • 2005 – Newcastle, England, Great Britain – ” Bulgarian diamonds”
    • 2005 – House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria – ХVІІ Biennale of Humor
    • 2005 – Phillips museum of Art , Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA – “Dancing on embers”
    • 2007 – House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria – ХVІІІ Biennale of Humor
    • 2008 – Stara Zagora, Bulgaria – Second Balkan Quadriennale of Painting “Myths and Legends of my People”
    • 2009 – House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria – XIX Biennale of Humor
    • 2011 – House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria – XX Biennale of Humor (nomination for Golden Aesop)
    • 2012 – Burgas, Bulgaria – Biennale “Friends of the Sea”
    • 2013 – House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria – XXI Biennale of Humor

Awards:

    • 2011, 2016 – Award of the Municipality of the city of Burgas – Artist of the Year (Bulgaria)
    • 2013 – Award of the Museum House of Humour and Satire – Gabrovo (Bulgaria)
    • 2015 – Confluence 15 Award, Gallery “ART Eterne”, New Delhi, India

 

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