About the artist:

„Sharing my quest for a coherent perception of the modern world, with many questions, and very rarely finite answers.“Pen and ink drawing was always of primary importance  for me, because of the straight ahead, unambiguous honesty of the black lines, the very limited and demanding choice of techniques and precision involved. It is this clarity and „finality“ of the stroke, which fascinates, but also calls and requires from us. Furthermore, a penchant for contextual and formal contrasts is characteristic of my work, not only black versus white, the tactile versus the two dimensional (especially in my acrylic panting), but also, a richness of detail versus the Unnamed, precise positioning versus ambiguity, asceticism versus sensuality, Faith versus consumerism / atheism. Art is for me a perpetual dialogue between our Self and the surrounding Reality (which nowadays takes many sometimes confusing or frightening shapes). Finally, my creative output refuses to submit stylistically to any narrowly bound art category or current. Stylistically my work ranges from hyper realistic to nonfigurative / abstract, depending on the mood I am in. In this sense, there are always many directions in which my ideas and experiments go ... In my drawings, I have been influenced by the virtuoso work of artists like Albrecht Dürer, Goya and others, in my acrylic work, I was very much in love with the work and color palette of Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

1985 Theater Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
1988 Galeria Ruski 12, Sofia, Bulgaria
1988 City Gallery Sopot, Poland
(I live since 1990 in Germany.)
1992 Galerie Fabrik 147, Loiter Au
1995 Diakonissenanstalt, Flensburg
1996 Galerie Werner Gutzeit, Delve
1996 Mizner Park Galerie, Berlin
1997 Galerie Fulvio Pinna, Berlin
1997 Mizner Park Galerie, Berlin
1997 Galerie der Akademie Sankelmark, Flensburg

2005 Galerie Museumsinsel, Heide.
2018 Galerie Meldorf. Meldorf (Germany)
2021 II nd International Competition for Historical Painting.
iPark - Historical Park, Varna, Bulgaria, May 2021.
2021 The OtherArtFair Virtual Editions / Saatchi Art
2022 „I“ The world revolves around ME / 01. 2022 / M.A.D.S. Gallery -

Milano (Italy) / Fuerteventura (Islas Canarias)
2022 „F**KU“ / 02. 2022 / M.A.D.S. Gallery -
Milano (Italy) / Fuerteventura (Islas Canarias)

2022 Artio Gallery - Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France. April 2022.
2022 III rd International Competition for Historical Painting.
iPark - Historical Park, Varna, Bulgaria, May 2022.

2022 Anima Mundi 2022 - Visions - ITSLIQUID International Art Fair

Venice, Italy | (16 / 17 June - 06 July)
2022 FIABCN 2022 | 04-05 November 2022 |

7th Edition Barcelona, Spain

STUDIES 1982 Art school Diploma SHUPI - Sofia, Bulgaria.
CAREER Since 1984 work as free lance artist, graphic designer and art
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, I spent my childhood from 6 to 13 years in
Havana, Cuba, where my father was working as a musician in the
Havana Philharmonic Orchestra. I started drawing and painting from
about the age of six. Later upon returning to Bulgaria in 1976 I decided
to study and make a career as an Artist and graphic designer. I
nowadays live with my wife on the outskirts of Hamburg, Germany.


Dobri Gjurkov
The Angels Factory
Ferdinand Hanssen Weg 51, 25335 Elmshorn
Tel. +49 (0) 4121 9089295
Mobile +49 (0) 171 / 68 64 278