Miroslav Yotov was born in the small town of Isperih, Bulgaria on July 26th of 1977. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Shumen University. Miro or Circus as he is fondly called by his friends is considered an enterprising and versatile young artist whose work and scope embraces an amalgam of styles that highlights his unique individualism and view of the world. Apart from painting Miro also have interests in sculpture, crafts and poetry. In 2006 he won first place at a symposium in Shumen with two-meter sculpture made of wrought iron and stone.
Miro has participated in several exhibitions in Bulgaria including major ones in his hometown, Varna and Sofia. His major works include large personal spaces in both residential and commercial buildings. He has won prestigious prizes amongst which was a first place in art exhibition in Shumen in 2005. His first individual exhibition was held in the same city on 16th of March 2006. Further exhibitions were held in several parts of Bulgaria including his home town of Isperih. His paintings are shown at student plenaries, in group and solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.The paintings of Miroslav Yotov have been displayed in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Italy, the Netherlands and the USA. His paintings are well sought after by the discerning connoisseurs, young professionals and entrepreneurs with a sophisticated taste for vibrant and captivating colours and that unique Balkan perspective. His recent projects include exhibitions in the USA and the London Art Show.
Miro about his art:
Miro believes in self expression and is eluded by different symbols within the boundaries of classical realism and surrealism. His ambition is not to create a painting, but a lamp that shines in the eyes of the beholder. Our eye may enjoy the softness of the blending shades while our mind is having fun tending to discover the message of the story. What happens outside the body in the composition is just its addition, as if the author is searching the balance, the golden mean between the sense of the figure and the impact of this emotion in the background. Miro is not so much seeking the modern, the shocking, the incomprehensible, he is talking to us in a natural and divine language available for anyone and this is the reason why his works are desirable in private collection in Bulgaria and abroad.
Others about Miro’s art:
This multifaceted artist produces numerous artworks each year, spreading positive energy, creativity and kindness. His art tells stories that inspire and motivate the admirer to look at the bright side of life. The light in his paintings has a leading role. Miroslav’s paintings are honest, bold, complex, vivid and make one's imagination go into overdrive. His art is original and even though it might contain an element of realism, they always project metaphorical meaning. His style is unique – because of its Bulgarian origin and emotion, the brush strokes are well articulated and on occasions lustful, as if he is trying to seduce the viewer. This particular idiosyncrasy has won him accolades and admiration from his peers, critics and connoisseurs. His still life paintings can only be properly described as enigmatic. One can not fail to notice that his work in this area often accentuate the background in which they are set – tranquility juxtaposed against a vivid and energizing backdrop. It is his acceptance of tradition as a foundation that serves as catalyst or launch pad for his modern and liberal contributions to art. The viewer is drawn into a skillfully articulated presentation, sharp and concise, telling a story and allowing you to have a soul searching moment or a debate about your cognitive perception of his work. Above all, Miro gives you the opportunity and the rare luxury to have your own interpretation of his paintings – and that is a holistic achievement!! His paintings are taking us in one semi-real world, almost on the verge of the surrealism. He is presenting us his own views of the erotic, trying to spiritualize the female body and to focus on the symbols. His female characters rarely speak to us through their facial expressions. It’s mostly hidden, hinted, because the author wants us to pay attention to the captured body language, to the condition of the figure and to the personalization of the fitted model.