Rumen Petkov

Rumen Petkov

Artist statement:

“The beams of the sunrise caress the shapes and slowly reveals their beauty and new colours. In my childhood, this fountain scattering colourful drops flooded the forest, the fields, the houses and the people I saw.
This fountain still continues to colour my every encounter with nature. I am a spectator and a participant in a process in which the beauty of this world creates new images that give wings to inspiration.
The painting is an attempt to preserve the transient beauty of life and an opportunity to start a new friendship. The movement of the brush gives birth to a fairy-tale world and this magic is fascinating. It surprises me every time, it charges me with curiosity and shows me unknown lands.
Paintings allow us, whenever we wish, to enter into their world of reflections and feelings, full of the vitality and eternal youth of the emotion. I am happy to be close to the world inspired by the colourful lights of my childhood dream. I am happy I can draw it and share it with friends, I can show my paintings and sculptures and start a dialogue.” Rumen Petkov

Short bio:

Rumen Petkov was born in 1955 in Popovo, Bulgaria. He graduated from the University of Veliko Tarnovo in 1980 and moved to Kazanlak. He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists and has had more than 30 solo exhibitions.


2018 – Labyrinth Gallery, Plovdiv
2017 – Chirpanlievata Kashta Ethnographic Museum, Shipka
2016 – Cultural and Information Center, Kazanlak
2016 – Minerva Gallery, Sofia
2015 – Cultural and Information Center, Kazanlak
2014 – Yordan Kyuvliev Art Gallery, Sliven
2014 – Orchid Art Center, Karlovo
2013 – Info Center, Kazanlak
2013 – Bogoridi Gallery, Burgas
2012 – Alfiani Art Dealership and Gallery, Sofia
2011 – Exhibition Hall Bayer, Stara Zagora
2011 – Novotel, Plovdiv
2010 – Bogoridi Gallery, Burgas
2010 – Info Center, Kazanlak
2008 – Bogoridi Gallery, Burgas
2007 – Info Center, Kazanlak
2005 – Info Center, Kazanlak
2001 – Christina Gallery, Sofia
2001 – Art Gallery, Gabrovo
1999 – Art Gallery, Kazanlak
1999 – National Assembly, Sofia
1998 – Art Gallery, Kazanlak
1997 – Palace Art Gallery, Varna
1996 – Art Gallery, Popovo
1996 – Museum of Dechko Uzunov, Kazanlak
1995 – Museum of Dechko Uzunov, Kazanlak
1993 – Central Military Club, Sofia
1991 – Stara Zagora
1988 – Artists’ Club, Kazanlak
1987 – Artists’ Club, Kazanlak
1985 – Art Gallery, Popovo