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, 100 x 100 cm, Oil on canvas, 2018
The painting depicts rose Damascena (oil-bearing rose) on a Koprivshtica landscape. The main elements in the painting are symbols of Bulgaria that carry a massive energy load. These elements are the three oil-bearing roses and the typical Bulgarian architecture from the national revival period. The canvas has been created in an impressionistic style, combined with innovative techniques. When creating the painting the author used little golden, and silver sheets, and dust which bring in additional balance, and harmony in the composition of the painting. That turns this canvas into an exceptionally unique piece of art.
This is the reason why this particular painting has been included in the new catalogue of Pavel Mitkov and the new painting collection of the artist – “Zen – Asia inspiration”. Nevertheless the author chose depicting a Bulgarian landscape, the Japanese influence and Asian sensation of the canvas can be felt.
The fact that the Bulgarian rose is so popular in Japan, and that Koprivshtica is among the 10 most famous destinations in Europe, according to Japanese tourist sites, has important impact, on the painting, as well.
You can find a signature of the author in the lower right corner, together with the year of the painting creation – 2018. In the lower left corner stands the name of the painting and a little rose. In the center of the painting there is a couple in love.
Original artwork, 100 x 80 cm, Oil on canvas, 2018
In Paris one feels as if in a museum in the open. Paris is Art. A walk along the Seine river, the mystical Parisian night, stars which reflect on the water surface…. The magical atmosphere of the city imperceptibly goes on a long walk from Montmartre to Cartier. Passing through some of the most delightful Roman and medieval sculptures, old squares, beautiful parks, galleries, museums and mainly streets, streets….sooner or later you will end up in some cafe on the bridge Pont Neuf or in a designer store in Le Marais. Paris has everything, to make your dreams come true. An authentic and very earthly city, the modern and contemporary is in incomprehensible harmony with the rich culture and historical heritage, and as a final chord and something French, everything around is french… there is not time and there is no space, everything is here and now. Paris is one and unforgettable!
Paris is not only views, but real emotions and experiences. This city does not assume impassive photographing and curiosity towards history and culture. Paris is passion. Paris is the city of Molière, Baudelaire, Monet, Sartre, Bizet, Degas, George Sand...
All this magic is recreated in the paintings of Pavel Mitkov with magnetic power, which makes you look and experience for a long time until you feel like you are hearing the voice of Joe Dassin.