GenerationArt: Victor Antonov

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We give you Victor: an artist

Hе is the eighth artist selected to be part of #GenerationArt

We continue to introduce new faces via #GenerationArt. With this text, we welcome Victor, whose story is the following:

My name is Victor Antonov, 23 years old. I have worked as an artist, illustrator, costume designer, and set designer. After graduating Toy Design at the National High-School of Applied Arts, I set out to explore different parts of the world of art. I participated in the "Theater of Senses" in Sofia as a costume designer and set designer. Since then, the inspiration for illustration and set design developed to a great extent. After that, I continued my education at the National Academy of Arts, which gave me a lot of knowledge, but most of all - what kind of connection with art I should avoid

I draw a lot of inspiration from mythology and the occult culture, both of which are an endless source of my energy to keep painting. Combining my deep interest in the occult with time spent reading historical and mythological books, I began diving into projects such as the "Festival of Lights" in Berlin, where I had the honor of projecting my billboards on famous buildings, such as BerlinerDom, the Sparkasse building, the Stieglitz city council building. I continued making historical illustrations for the Gorno Oryahov Historical Museum participating in an EU project for cultural development, which was later animated and exhibited as a permanent exhibit.

Given that I work in several areas of art, my inspiration comes from different ones. I have always admired Adolf Appia for set design. Some of my favorite artists are Giger and Escher. But it is worth mentioning that I also drew a lot of inspiration from Pratchett and Lovecraft and the art movement created around their works.

In the end, I decided to become independent, pursue my dreams, and create exactly the way I wanted.

You can view his art in his profiles at Facebook и Instagram

Victor is the eighth participant in GenerationArt - space, opportunity and a stage to express yourself and to show your art. If you want to share your art as Iva did, GenerationArt is open for people from all over the country, without a deadline - contact us at with a short description of your genre and the message you want to convey through art; send us a couple of your best works. No matter which is your direction, what is your genre and form, we cannot wait for you to share your work with our audience!

Since November 2019 GenerationArt is part of the three-year project "Empowering young LGBTI people through access to services, motivation and focused policy change", implemented with financial support, provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main objective of the project is to support and empower young LGBTI people and the professionals supporting them.

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