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
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / Espace Art Gallery – Brussels
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / Artvibes Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / Espace Art Gallery – Brussels
  • 2021
    Solo Exhibition / Artvibes Gallery – Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 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
  • 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