About Paola Minekov
A devoted painter, Paola Minekov encapsulates vital sentiments and moments of life, using a discernible visual language. Her work reveals influences of early Modernist traditions, blending abstraction with figuration, to depict lyrical yet dynamic scenes. Inspired by her personal experiences, her visceral works inspire contemplation and focus on the human condition.
Recording her experiences and visions, the artist has created several series of paintings. While exploring a more traditional representation through portraiture and still lives, she produces different, stylistically coherent bodies of work. The Dancers series documents her enthusiasm for classical ballet, the Cityscapes recount the story of her itinerant life, while the Undercurrents series is a symbolic group of paintings based on different human emotions.
Since moving to London in 2008, Paola’s work has been exhibited in over 30 international solo and group exhibitions. She has taken part in public art projects such as the Faberge Egg Hunt and The Elephant Parade. In 2012, she acted as a Curator of the Google Art Project for the Google Cultural Institute, Zeitgeist Conference. In 2013, the artist created the Centenary Students’ Union mosaic, a result of a community project initiated by the Institute of Education in London.
Paola Minekov continuously takes part in charitable and educational projects for children as an active member of the artistic community in London.
Power and Passion, 02-16 October 2012, Sofia Gallery, Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Bulgarian Embassy, London UK.
Paola Minekov, painting and Ivan Minekov, sculpture
2010 'After the End...', Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales Group exhibition
2010 'Artist Open House', Dulwich Festival, London
2010 SLWA at Bankside, Bankside Gallery, London Group exhibition
2010 SLWA Celebrating Women Artists, Dulwich, London Group exhibition
2010 'Dialogues: A Fake Romance?', Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales Group exhibition
2009 Annual Open Exhibition CGP, London Group exhibition
2008 Ballet exhibition - Alpha Art Gallery III, Varna, Bulgaria, together with the sculptor Ivan Minekov & Svetlin Nenov. The exhibition,was part of the official program of the International Ballet Competition - Varna 2008, the oldest ballet competition in the world.
2007 Kunst Event Ahoy Rotterdam, The Netherlands Less