About Me

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.


Toni Popov is an 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 fourteen countries. Toni Popov is born 1975 in Skopje. Together with his wife and three children, he now lives in Ohrid.

toni popov self portrait


2020, “Self-portrait in isolation”, Group exhibition, Strumica, Macedonia

2019, “I once was lost”, Solo Exhibition, Metanoia Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia

2019, “Searching for myself”, Solo Exhibition, SAS Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia

2018, “Female figure in art”, Group Exhibition, National Museum Strumica, Macedonia

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


hands art



watermelon art




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

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


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

2015, “Tolne GGG”, Sindal, Denmark

2015, “Glo’Art”, Neerharen, Belgium