Original artwork, 200 x 140 cm, Oil on canvas, 2018
This is a story about the authentic Bulgarian spirit through the eyes of artist Pavel Mitkov. The author, using a wide range of creative and symbolic forms depicts motifs typical of the tradition of identity and the Bulgarian people. Figurative narrative with its content belongs to unconscious psychological patterns and instincts of mind. So its meaning is a message that has been given to the psyche and mental.
Each of the Mitkov's paintings was created with strong emotions and charged with emotion, the one who perceives it. Each is created, charged with life, to inspire life to provoke our inner senses. No need necessarily to look for this effect, he finds you when you see it. How they feel electrified, they fill power, desires and dreams. Feels embraced by the warmth and light. Realize that your life can be filled with joy and unprecedented emotions because you crossed a new dimension.
Original artwork, 150 x 130 cm, Oil on canvas, 2018
Whenever you look at this artwork "ITALY DREAM" you can feel with all your senses the bright day, the crisp, clear air offering superb views of the sea and across the countryside to the mighty outline of nearby Mount Etna.
Summer in Mitkov's paintings is colourful, fiery, fomenting passions and emotions... It is the season of the sun, ocean waves, green forests and magnificent mountains. Summer is a tale of nature's beauty as God wished us to experience. Nature is now fully awaken, vigorous and full of life. The artist's paintings of summer can bring us the warmth of the shining sun and its vital transformative power.
The air is filled with the scent of grass and flowers. Hope is glowing in gleams of sunshine and inspires new dreams. What splendid paintings! Let there be summer!
Original artwork, 100 x 100 cm, Oil on canvas, 2018
This painting is included in Pavel Mitkov’s catalogue „Zen – Asia inspiration“ 2019. The storyline of the painting consists of three oil- bearing roses (Rosa Damascena – the well-known Bulgarian rose). The main element in the painting is the famous Bulgarian bridge in Koprivshtica “The first rifle”. Three typical for Bulgaria elements, that carry a massive energy load are presented on the canvas – roses, architecture from the national revival period, and gold. They are combined meticulously in a way that turns this painting into unique symbolic message.
When creating this canvas, the artist has used little golden sheets and golden dust. This was not just an esthetic choice, but a deliberate decision. Because the Koprivshtica region is rich in gold and the extract of the Rosa Damascena’s leaves – the rose oil, is often higher than the price of the gold itself. The bridge is a symbol of the transition from one world to another.
In the lower right corner there is a signature of the artist, together with the year of creating of the painting – 2018. In the lower left corner could be found the name of the painting.