About

 

Artist statement

I am fascinated by humanity: our capacity to conquer the earth and the space, our capability of doing great things, acts of kindness, mercy and compassion. In the same time, we are so fragile, frightened and mortal.

Whether I paint figurative or abstract, my paintings are always in between this dichotomy: fragility and eternity.

For because of the fragility we are in need of each other, and because of the eternity that need makes sense.

Biography

Toni Popov is a self-taught artist that creates through a variety of mediums, such as writing stories, screenplays, poems and painting. After a prolonged period of writing poetry, he published some of his poems in two collections of poetry books.

He begun to paint in 2011 and very soon, his talent, skills and contemplative creativity were acknowledged by the art-lovers and art-critics alike, even by judging his earliest works.

Beside his solo exhibitions, he has participated in several group exhibitions in Macedonia and abroad.

From 2016, Toni has been spending a few weeks at a time in Norway where he collaborates with other artists. In Norway, beside painting, Toni holds workshops on theory and practical application for young artists.

In 2018, “Metanoia” publishing house has published a book from his project “100 days of mini art”.

Toni’s works have up to now been sold in thirteen countries. Toni Popov is born 1975 in Skopje. Together with his wife and three children, he now lives in Ohrid.

Exhibitions:

2018, “Abstract poetry”, Solo Exhibition, Public Room, Skopje, Macedonia

2017, “Imperfect space”, Group Exhibition, National Museum Strumica, Macedonia

2015, “Paratissima” International Art Fair, Torino, Italy

2015, “Come closer”, Solo Exhibition, National Museum of Ohrid, Macedonia

2015, “The sound of art in Balkan”, International Group Exhibition, Macedonia

2013, IFES International Group Art Exhibition, Aix en Provence, France

Projects:

2018, “I once was lost”

2014-2015, “100 days of mini art”                                                                                                (You can read more about this project here)

Bibliography:

2018, “100 days of mini art”, Book, Publishing House “Metanoia”, Skopje

2014, “The orphan painter”, Short documentary film, “Moments Org.”,                                   Charlotte, NY

Residences:

2017, “Undheim – Corner of hope”, Oslo, Norway

2015, “Tolne GGG”, Sindal, Denmark

2015, “Glo’Art”, Neerharen, Belgium