Friday, 01 September 2023
The great Ruse artist Nikolay Karadjov was awarded a gold badge by the mayor Pencho Milkov at the opening of his exhibition on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of his creative journey.
"Besides an artist, you are also a public figure. You have a unique gift of influencing the young and you always bring a new perspective not only in your paintings but also in your conversations with them. In each of your works I discover new and new messages, the same is the case with the conversations with you, which are so enriching," said Pencho Milkov. He thanked the artist that whenever and wherever he held exhibitions, he was able to present Ruse in the best possible way.
The exhibition includes some of Karadjov's best works, which are part of the gallery's holdings and from private collections, as well as new canvases.
At its opening, an album was presented, released with the help of the "Culture" Program of the Municipality of Ruse.
The exhibition is open to residents of Ruse and guests of the city until September 10.
Nikolay Karadjov was born on August 8, 1950 in the village of Malchika, Pleven region. He graduated from the Art Academy in Sofia, majoring in "Painting", under Prof. Nenko Balkanski in 1975. Since 1976, he has participated in dozens of general art exhibitions in the country, as well as in regional exhibitions of Ruse artists. Since 1979, he has been a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists. In the period 1976 - 1977, Nikolay Karadjov exhibited his paintings at the Alberti Gallery in London, and from 1997-2007 at the Gagliardi Gallery in London. He has held 12 solo exhibitions in Bulgaria, England, Latvia.
The artist donated a copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "The Madonna of the Cave" to the Catholic church in his native village of Malchika/Pleven region/"St. Anne". On the order of the Catholic Church, he painted a full-length portrait of Bishop Evgeni Bosilkov, who was declared blessed, first for the church in the village, and then for the Ruse Catholic Church "Saint Paul of the Cross". To the Orthodox church in the village of Malchika, he donated a copy of an icon of its patron St. Archangel Michael, painted on canvas with oil paints. In 2017, Nikolay Karadjov was nominated for the "Vladimir Dimitrov Master" award.