Георги Петров

Georgi Petrov was born on July 25, 1978 in Dobrich, Bulgaria. He lives and works in the capital of Bulgaria – Sofia. An interest in art has started since 1993. During the years, he was working mostly contemporary landscapes and still-life. He follows the examples of impressionism, expressionism, fauvism and abstract expressionism.  He is a self-taught artist. During his very early artistic period he studied techniques as visiting the ateliers of several well established Bulgarian artists. 

Georgi Petrov believes in changing the way one sees the landscape by using the power and vitality of colour and movement. He explain his artwork as “Inner landscapes”. Most emblematic for his work are the horizons – deep and emotional. Inspired by the infinite planes of Dobrudzha ( his birthplace ), he mastered the depth of the intimate landscapes he creates. He is working with layers of oil paint, using palette knife to emphasize the light of the painting and brushes. 

“To me, painting is a heartbeat, love, perception, impetus, state, mood, experience. At times spontaneous, but always created with an open soul.”

Georgi Petrov artworks could be found in a private and public collections all over the world and
His works were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Europe and USA. 

In 2010 he organised the first of a kind Facebook exhibition. Thanks to it, he got popularity in the USA and organised several exhibitions there. 

In 2015 he was nominated in top 50 influencers in social media in Bulgaria.

“Sense of Eternity” is a documentary dedicated to Georgi Petrov’s life and art, author Mrs. Elena Dimitrova, director/cameraman Rumen Smilevski, International Film Service Production, 2011


One Man Exhibitions

  • 2015 – Sofia, Bulgaria, Polygraphia Office centre main hall
  • 2013 – Boston, MA, USA, Private Art Show – The artist meets audience
  • 2012 – Kirkland, WA, USA, Private Art Show- a weekend of Art with friends
  • 2012 – Sofia, Artur Gallery
  • 2012 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Hotel Hebros
  • 2012 – Bourgas, Bulgaria, Bogoridi art gallery
  • 2011 – Sofia, Artur Gallery
  • 2011 – Sofia, Minerva gallery, Grand Hotel Sofia
  • 2011 – Bansko, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena
  • 2010 – Pittsburgh, USA, Gallery BMNECC
  • 2010 – Boston, USA, Gallery Spring step
  • 2010 – New York, USA, Alfa Art Gallery, in collaboration with the Bulgarian Consulate presents “Facebook: Password Love”, a Georgi Petrov solo exhibition at the Bulgarian Consulate building in New York City
  • 2010 – New Jersey, USA, Alfa Art Gallery
  • 2010 – Sofia, Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, “Facebook: Password Love”
  • 2009 – Plovdiv, Impression” Hall of Arts
  • 2009 – Sofia, Jessica’s House, the exhibition was entitled “The Fifth Season”
  • 2009 – Bratislava, Slovakia , BKI Gallery
  • 2006 – Sofia, Asen Vassilev Gallery, the exhibition was entitled “Bulgaria – My Fairytale”
  • 2006 – Sofia, National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 2005 – Sofia, Maestro Gallery
  • 2005 – Bratislava, Slovakia, BKI Gallery
  • 2004 – Vienna, Austria, Wittgenstein House
  • 2004 – Sofia, Art Gallery of Trud Newspaper
  • 2004 – Dobrich, Opening of author’s gallery “Georgi Petrov”
  • 2004 – Paris, France, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 2003 – Berlin, Germany, BCI Gallery
  • 2003 – Sofia, Triadiss Gallery
  • 2003 – Sofia, Hungarian Institute of Culture
  • 2002 – Varna, Active Art Gallery
  • 2002 – Hungary, Budapest, BKI Gallery
  • 2002 – Warsaw, Poland, BKI Gallery
  • 2001 – Sofia, National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 2001 – Sofia, Kempinski Hotel Zografski
  • 2001 – Varna, Artea Gallery
  • 2000 – Sofia, National Palace of Culture, Hall of Arts
  • 1999 – Sofia, Draka Art Gallery
  • 1997 – Sofia, Art Gallery “Old Carriage”
  • 1995 – Dobrich, City Art Gallery

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 – Balchik, Bulgaria, Group exhibition fine art and iconography with Studio Dimchovski, Balchik Palace gallery hall
  • 2015 – Varna, Bulgaria, Group exhibition fine art and iconography with Studio Dimchovski
  • 2014 – Sofia, Bulgaria, “Frison” exhibition fine art and iconography with Studio Dimchovski, National Music School Lubomir Pipkov
  • 2012 – Hawaii, Kona, USA, Casa del Sol Gallery, Art Show of European Artist
  • 2009 – Sofia, LIK Gallery, the exhibition was entitled “Fairytales from the Infinity” together with Alexandrina Karadjova
  • 2007 – Sofia, Bohemi Gallery, the exhibition was entitled “The Real and Outside It”
  • 2006 – Business Park Sofia, “Business 2 Art” Ace HR services
  • 2005 – Moenchengladbach, Germany Schloss Wickrath–Nassauer Stall
  • 2004 – Paris, France, Opening of the Bulgarian Institute of Culture, Paris
  • 2002 – Sofia, Bulgaria, Hungarian Institute of Culture
  • 2002 – Sofia, Bulgaria, Exhibition dedicated to charity in Triadiss Gallery
  • 2000 – Sofia, Bulgaria, Vitosha Gallery, the exhibition was entitled “Spiritual Messages”
  • 2000 – Sofia, Bulgaria, Irida Gallery, the exhibition was entitled “Nostalgic Landsacapes”
  • 1999 – Bansko, Bulgaria, City Art Gallery
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