Original artwork, 160 x 105 cm, Oil on canvas, 2013
Mystique, esotericism, mystery ...
Pavel Mitkov's artworks in the series THE BATTLE OF ANGELS are messages.
We accompany the artist on this quest for the secret of life and death, which is an eternal theme in human culture.
These artworks hint on the never-ending struggle between the good and the evil. And the good and the evil are at times like twins – one cannot do without the other. The evil only emerges for us to see what the good is. It must be so that we do not put the good on a pedestal of some sort but rather fight for it every single day!
These paintings came to being at a later, more mature stage in Mitkov's artistic development. He has achieved a wise balance between creating a vivid emotional experience for viewers, influencing them through elements and colours and skilfully revealing the essential meaning underlying the topic. And he does so without “narrating” a story but rather finding the right moment when things just happen.
Original artwork, 200 x 140 cm, Oil on canvas, 2012
Summer is a mesmerising season, everybody's beloved time. Whenever you look at this painting SICILY - PIECE OF HEAVEN 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!