Lyubena Fox

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Lyubena Fox

Aged 23

Angel Academy of Art Florence

Instructor(s): Michael John Angel, Jered Woznicki

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  • Artworks

Traveller's Desk

oil on canvas

70 x 50 cms (27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Autumn Chipmunk

oil on canvas

36 x 30 cms (14 x 11 3/4 ins)

Poet's desk

oil on canvas

33 x 28 cms (12 3/4 x 11 ins)

Memento Roses

oil on canvas

50 x 40 cms (19 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins)

Yavor Pavlov's Portrait

oil on canvas

70 x 50 cms (27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Cast drawing - Smile

charcoal on paper

50 x 35 cms (19 1/2 x 13 3/4 ins)

Sitting woman

charcoal on paper

70 x 50 cms (27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Rose and Chalice

oil on canvas

70 x 50 cms (27 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Amsterdam Ornament

pencil and white chalk on canson paper

21 x 25 cms (8 1/4 x 9 3/4 ins)

Rosella

oil on canvas

40 x 50 cms (15 1/2 x 19 1/2 ins)

Pomegranate and Glass

oil on panel

48 x 32 cms (18 3/4 x 12 1/2 ins)

My primary educational goal is to develop my own personal style.
After graduating from Angel Academy of Art Florence I have regularly traveled abroad to observe the works of great artists and am continuously researching and polishing my skills. I've organized two solo exhibitions last year and am planning to do more this year, not forgetting to keep in contact with the art community, discussing art and critiquing eachother's work.

I think it is important to promote and spread the word about one's art, so I'm active on social media and am planning to publish a book with my paintings in the near future. I participate in art competitions, having three paintings as finalists in the last ARC Salon, as well as winning a full page article in the International Artist magazine.

My career goals are to become a known artist, whose paintings are not only technically good, made to last in time, but also symbolically meaningful. As a professional artist I want to promote that art is a compilation of creativity, hard work and knowledge in one's craft. Emphasizing that we should not forget our history, because it will help us to create and live to our fullest potential now.

Lastly, it is very challenging to make money out of art, specially in a country like Bulgaria. I've reached out to several galleries in Europe, only to understand that having connections and a big name seems to be more important then the quality of one's work. Nevertheless I'm far from giving up and am happy to say I will be attending Roberto Ferri's workshop this June, continuing with the development of my skills.

Lyubena Fox

Born in 1994 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Education

2013-2016   Angel Academy of Art Florence, Italy

2009-2013   National School of Fine Art, Illustration, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Group Exhibitions

2012           Russian Cuture Center, student exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria

2013           Graduate exhibition, National School of Fine Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

2014           Angel Academy of Art, student exhibtion, Florence, Italy

2016           Pensione Analenna, Florence Italy

2016           Il Circolo Cultulare il Girone, Fiesole, Italy

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017         Gallery and auction house "Enakor", Sofia, Bulgaria

2017         Night of the museums, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017         Gallery and auction house "Enakor", Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Artist statement

 

 

My work opposes the fast-paced consumerism and stressed ways of the society nowadays. It pays its respect to art history and it shows how much we can learn from our past in order to live and create to our fullest now. My work suggests, in the way it's painted, that you can also choose how paint/live your life accordingly to what you truly crave, despite what the current fashion is.
The knowledge of the materials used and the chemical reactions towards their surroundings has been applied to create these works of art, which will last in time.