Painting - Oil Painting
Biser Panayotov’s paintings are metaphorically-allegoric, filled with mystic-mythological characters. Most often these are stylized female figures situated in multiple-aspect spaces, and also strange animals and birds. Biser Panayotov says himself that he paints fictitious, almost fairy words because he is unsatisfied with the reality. Our world is too material, and on a mediocre level at that, he says. He strives for a more spiritual life and this is his art’s mission. From his teacher Kiril Stanchev he has learned something very important - to have a clear stand on life and to uphold his principles to achieve self - perfection and creative progress.
I was born on October 10, 1960 in Rousse, Bulgaria to a family of medical specialists. My father used to write short stories and attended a literary club in his spare time, and my mother’s hobby is painting.I live in my home town, where I graduated from a secondary school of general education in 1979.I started to paint in 1981. I was taught my first painting lessons by the famous Rousse artist Kiril Stanchev and I painted under his guidance for three years.From 1983 till 1990 I worked in the Rousse Puppet Theatre, the Rousse Public Opera and Economic Department of Trade where I have carried out artistic and advertising projects.I exhibited my paintings for the first time in 1988 in a youth art exhibition in Rousse. Since then I have taken part every year in the annual autumn art exhibitions. Since 1992, I have been a member of the Rousse Group of Artists. I arranged six one-man art exhibitions - in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 2000. I work drawings in mixed technique and oil paintings. Some of my works are in private collections in Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Bulgaria and Internet galleries. images ©copyright Biser Panayotov 1967