Ivan Minekov

This internationally renowned sculptor is a contemporary master of Modernism. By Claudia Moscovici Ivan Minekov represents the rich and diverse tradition of Modernism in contemporary sculpture. Born in Bulgaria, he’s a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts Nicolae Grigorescu in Bucharest, Romania. A student of Paul Vasilesku, Ivan Minekov quickly distinguished himself throughout Eastern

Art and Business: How do you combine polar opposites?

Highlights from our discussion with successful Bulgarian composer Tihomir Hristozov. By Gabriella Bassi In 2012 I had the amazing opportunity to take part in “Physical Ballet”, a project created by Daniel Jones, a solo performer for the English National Ballet. During one of the rehearsals, as I was concentrating on getting through one of many

From San Francisco to Thracian crafts

A combination of curiosity and deep roots have enabled Peter Kopralev to go far By Asen Nedyalkov Peter Kopralev went to the USA nearly two decades ago just like that, out of pure curiosity. At the time he had a well-functioning interior design and custom furniture business in Bulgaria. He participated in a Young Entrepreneur

In the temple of Theodore Ushev

Where Art is emotion and excitement, not decoration. By Aneta Nedyalkova A Christian temple with an altar. Thermal blankets, those used for refugees, victims of terrorist attacks or frozen mountaineers, people in crisis. The blankets are the artist’s canvases, painted with over 10,000 figures, texts from the Bible and European poems. Voices of politicians come

Focused on the outcome

From Sofia to New York, Lubo Sergeev’s conceptual photography is known all over the world They call him “one of the best Bulgarian photographers” and we have no intention of arguing. Interview by Aneta Nedyalkova Lubo Sergeev is the founder and owner of Studio Sergeev (sergeevstudio.com) and has over 18 years’ experience in advertising, retouching

No man is an island

Should work and happiness be diametrically opposed? What does it depend on? By Anna-Sara Nikolaeva The noisy and polluted urban environment causes its inhabitants to seek an antidote. The feverish everyday life, the cold light of computer screens, and the sparse communication make us exhausted. The need for a complete change in lifestyle is at