About

My main goal as an artist is to create a loaded space which sets its inhabitants in particular psycho-emotional and mental states. Painting has been the primary but I have recently started including sculpture, video installation, and soundscape. On a conscious level, my focus is purely on colors and simple shapes. The underlying meaning, or message, emerges almost behind my back. My work exposes the deep imprint that the modern social reality has left on me, as well as my efforts to overcome it. The message is all too clear – the lonely capsuled self in the vast frenzy reality. Despite the evident message in my work, I would rather its viewers are left feeling, not thinking. Seeing that any message can be perceived at various levels – sensual, psycho-emotional, mental, I believe that the conceptual aspect of my work serves to complement the aesthetic aspect. It is difficult to find one’s place, one’s meaningful task in the modern reality. A decisive challenge finding a sustainable equilibrium between, on the one hand – individual selves and society, and, on the other hand – harmony and action. It is to this quest that I devote myself and my work.

Contacts:
v_dikov@hotmail.com

Solo exhibitions

  • 2024
    Solo exhibition, Westend Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2023
    Solo Exhibition/Serdika Gallery, Sofia, Bulgari
  • 2023
    Solo Exhibition/Vazrazdane Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 2022
    Artvibes Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / Espace Art Gallery – Brussels
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / The Bookstore – Varna, Bulgaria
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / Serdika Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / Labyrinth Gallery – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 2020
    Solo Exhibition (upcoming) / Boris Christoff Exhibition – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2020
    Solo Exhibition / Vidima Gallery – Sevlievo, Bulgaria
  • 2020
    Solo Exhibition (upcoming) / Isabella – Maribor, Slovenia
  • 2019
    Solo Exhibition / Adora Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2018
    Solo Exhibition / Incheon Art Fair – Incheon, South Korea
  • 2017
    Solo Exhibition / Iwase Museum – Sakuragawa, Japan
  • 2017
    Solo Exhibition / Niche Gallery – Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016
    Solo Exhibition / Carré D’Artistes Gallery – Cologne, Germany
  • 2013
    Solo Exhibition / Galerie Jean-Pierre Barbance – Paris, France
  • 2012
    Solo Exhibition / Bliss – Barcelona, Spain
  • 2009
    Solo Exhibition / Green Cat Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2008
    Solo Exhibition / BCI Berlin – Berlin, Germany
  • Group exhibitions

    • 2022
      Biennial of contemporary art – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2021
      Group Exhibition / ArtVibes Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2018
      Group Exhibition / Lessedra Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2017
      Group Exhibition / Red Dot Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2014
      Group Exhibition / Geh8 Kunstraum – Dresden, Germany
    • 2007
      Group Exhibition / Gamzigrad – Gamzigrad, Serbia
    • 2006
      Group Exhibition / Castiel Mojmirovce – Mojmirovce, Slovakia
    • 2006
      Group Exhibition / Ankara Art Forum – Ankara, Turkey

    Publications

    Residencies

    • 2017
      Artist-in-Residence – Iwase Museum – Sakuragawa, Japan
    • 2007
      Artist-in-Residence – Gamzigrad – Gamzigrad, Serbia
    • 2006
      Artist-in-Residence – Castiel Mojmirovce – Mojmirovce, Slovakia

    Permanent collections

    • 2020
      Vidima Gallery Collection, Bulgaria
    • 2018
      A Cube Gallery Collection, Bulgaria

    Solo exhibitions

    • 2024
      Solo exhibition, Westend Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
    • 2023
      Solo Exhibition/Serdika Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2023
      Solo Exhibition/Vazrazdane Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2022
      Artvibes Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2021
      Solo Exhibition / Espace Art Gallery – Brussels
    • 2021
      Solo Exhibition / The Bookstore – Varna, Bulgaria
    • 2021
      Solo Exhibition / Labyrinth Gallery – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2020
      Solo Exhibition (upcoming) / Boris Christoff Exhibition – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2020
      Solo Exhibition / Vidima Gallery – Sevlievo, Bulgaria
    • 2020
      Solo Exhibition (upcoming) / Isabella – Maribor, Slovenia
    • 2019
      Solo Exhibition / Adora Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2018
      Solo Exhibition / Incheon Art Fair – Incheon, South Korea
    • 2017
      Solo Exhibition / Iwase Museum – Sakuragawa, Japan
    • 2017
      Solo Exhibition / Niche Gallery – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2016
      Solo Exhibition / Carré D’Artistes Gallery – Cologne, Germany
    • 2013
      Solo Exhibition / Galerie Jean-Pierre Barbance – Paris, France
    • 2012
      Solo Exhibition / Bliss – Barcelona, Spain
    • 2009
      Solo Exhibition / Green Cat Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2008
      Solo Exhibition / BCI Berlin – Berlin, Germany

    Group exhibitions

    • 2022
      Biennial of contemporary art – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    • 2021
      Group Exhibition / ArtVibes Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2018
      Group Exhibition / Lessedra Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2017
      Group Exhibition / Red Dot Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
    • 2014
      Group Exhibition / Geh8 Kunstraum – Dresden, Germany
    • 2007
      Group Exhibition / Gamzigrad – Gamzigrad, Serbia
    • 2006
      Group Exhibition / Castiel Mojmirovce – Mojmirovce, Slovakia
    • 2006
      Group Exhibition / Ankara Art Forum – Ankara, Turkey

    Publications

    Residencies

    • 2017
      Artist-in-Residence – Iwase Museum – Sakuragawa, Japan
    • 2007
      Artist-in-Residence – Gamzigrad – Gamzigrad, Serbia
    • 2006
      Artist-in-Residence – Castiel Mojmirovce – Mojmirovce, Slovakia

    Permanent collections

    • 2020
      Vidima Gallery Collection, Bulgaria
    • 2018
      A Cube Gallery Collection, Bulgaria