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Artist spotlight: Svetlozar Yankov – Sve

Artist spotlight: Svetlozar Yankov – Sve

“Focus is my ritual.” Q: Where can we seek your affinity for art?  Lemme first open with a quick “Thank you” for the questions. I can’t exactly say where from, but since my early days I felt I have a penchant for beauty and putting my hands and mind to work to create all sorts…

April 10, 2024April 10, 2024
labyrinth oil painting by ernaste nasimo

The Role of the Labyrinth in Art

The first labyrinth you’ve heard of… Greek gods were once again bored dull and wanted to probe the chinks of humans’ faulty character armour.They chose their target strategically – the mighty king Minos, a supposedly morally-robust character type which ancient society wasn’t generous in. So perhaps the difficulty level was set to high. They tasked him with…

January 18, 2024February 1, 2024
What Makes Art Valuable?

What Makes Art Valuable?

  Art critics and dealers agree: there is no try and through system of evaluating a piece’s worth. Given the equal amount of admiration one pays to cave paintings and advanced art pieces, no uppity, butt-hurt critic or artist can tell you can’t like a piece because it lacks certain qualities. And yet there are…

December 28, 2023December 28, 2023
Artist Spotlight: Milenist

Artist Spotlight: Milenist

“Get ready for a lot of failures and flops, because calligraphy is not something you master in an afternoon” Q: Maybe this is a question everyone would like to know the answer to: do you draw?  A: I do draw, but that’s not my forte.   Q: And is calligraphy drawing?  A: No, calligraphy is…

December 20, 2023December 20, 2023
The Investor’s Guide to Buying Art

The Investor’s Guide to Buying Art

It’s easy to give up and think it’s a game of dice, but there are nuances you must take into account…   A much-needed preface Quite the lengthy read awaits, so I’ll cut the fluff by only positing that whoever you happen to be—a seasoned investor or an absolute philistine—there is something of value in…

November 30, 2023November 30, 2023
Artist Spotlight: Kamen Bonev

Artist Spotlight: Kamen Bonev

“I’m convinced that art is devoid of meaning if it doesn’t establish any connection with the other.“ What dragged you into art? What’s your backstory?  What I believe has involved me in art is my predetermination to be here among people on Earth. I don’t have any artists in my family; quite the opposite—salespeople, dentists,…

November 19, 2023November 21, 2023
Artist spotlight: Ivan Shopov

Artist spotlight: Ivan Shopov

“I try to attempt art with my current state of mind” I’d try to paint you in another light by asking purely art-related Qs because I feel the shadow of your music career is too dense. Do you ever feel that the music part of your life doesn’t let the artist inside you be truly…

October 6, 2023October 6, 2023
Copies and originals: which one to look out for?

Copies and originals: which one to look out for?

 Short answer – both.      Copies and originals: which one to look out for? Originals and copies have been going on their skirmish for millennia. Today, we discern between originals, reproductions, copies, and fakes, with the notion that the latter sort is of worse quality than the former. Like when you purchase branded shoes,…

August 24, 2023August 24, 2023
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