Ivo Bistrichki was born in 1971 in Blagoevgrad. He lives and works in Sofia and Burgas. In 1995, he graduated in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts from the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Turnovo. Since 2008 he has been a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA’s), since 2009 he has joined the Office of the Painting Section and in 2016 he was voted into membership of the UBA’s Board of Directors.
He works and experiments using various materials, media and techniques – painting, digital printing, collage, objects. His works fall into the extreme areas of the conventional painting. Typical of his works is the deconstruction of images and “injuring” of picture surface. The subjects treated by the author are related to the effect of modern world on personality. In this context, objects of life, portraits, and large-scale space situations appear.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2016 The MASSIF, Gallery of the UBA Shipka 6, Sofia
2015 MELANCHOLY, Rakursi Gallery, Sofia ; Contemporary Space, Varna
2014 INCISIONS, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia; Passion, Espai-M, Barcelona
2013 UTOPIA. EURASIA – 2084, Museum for Contemporary Art, Sofia
2011 APOCALYPSE: Database, Rayko Aleksiev Gallery, Sofia
2010 DECONSTRUCTIVE PORTRAITS, Arosita Gallery, Sofia; ALLEGORIES OF LOVE, Prolet Gallery, Burgas
2009 UTOPIA, Zeniths Gallery, Sofia; A BUILDING, Astri Gallery, Sofia