krasimir raikov

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Krasimir Raikov was born in the Rodopi Mountain in the heart of Bulgaria. As an artist he strongly believes in the powerful energy of the deep Bulgarian forest. This pure, almost utopic atmosphere of the wilderness has been and will always be one of his main inspirations for creating his sculptures.

Krasimir started sculpting his CHAN Totem series more than 30 years ago. CHAN Totems are the song of the Mountain peaks. The voice of the nature. And what better material to show that than bronze. Bronze is ideal for creating visually strong and heavy silhouettes – like the earth itself. He uses dark brown and oxide green patina for the final coverage. He also implements a Bulgarian stylised embroidery in the Totems – exactly like the traditional folklore costumes of the local people.

Glass is another material that Krasimir really enjoys working with. He has used a cast glass technique – aiming to create that unique semi-transparent watery feeling that no other material could ever achieve. He uses glass in various ways – from sticking different pieces one to another that breaks the light almost like a diamond would, to combining this exquisite material with wood, bronze and stone.

Krasimir finds something extremely gentle in the lightness of the paper. It looks like this material can create something emotionally light…almost as if it can fly away with the wind.
His latest work is dedicated to the natural elements and Nymphs- both complicated, beautiful and always together, at some point maybe even existing as one. Fire, water, earth and air – all of these strong powers in the body of a delicate creature.
Color loves paper and Krasimir enjoys combining these two materials. Paper sculptures with bright, even electric strokes of paint that lights up their expressions and movements – he finds that fascinating.

Sculptures by krasimir raikov



Krasimir was born in Chepelare - a town in Rodopi mountain in 1962. He graduated from the National High School for Stage and Screen Arts in Plovdiv.
Couple of years later he enrolled in the National Academy of Arts in Sofia and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Sculpture.
As a sculptor Krasimir likes experimenting with different kind of materials, such as bronze, glass, wood and stone. With forty years of experience in the field of sculpture, he is a respected member of UBA (Union of Bulgarian Artists).
He has participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions during his professional career - from Bulgarian cities like Sofia, Plovdiv and Dupnitsa, to countries such as Austria, Japan, Italy and Singapore.
In 1997 his work was selected to be part of the International Biennale Toyamura – Japan.
In 1998 his glass sculpture was included in the selection ‘’ 100 of the best ‘’ by Corning Museum of Glass in the USA.
Krasimir has had many clients from different countries during the years – galleries and private collectors from Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Singapore.
He also has experience in the carousel toys industry, working for a Bulgarian-French company as well as creating realistic and stylised backgrounds for feature films and animation.


This artists work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Dance/Dancer sculptures Balancing Sculptures Collage Abstract Contemporary sculptures Colourful Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary Dryads Nymphs Sprites sculptures or statues Exuberance Exhileration Joyful Abstract Contemporary Sculpture Statues Fantasy sculpture or Statue Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines Small/Little Figurative sculpture/statuette/ statuary/ornament/figurine Wild Modern Contemporary Dance or Dancing sculpture Ballet Dancer Ballerina Classical Dance sculptures statues statuettes Figurines Flamboyant Colourful Exuberant Exotic Gaudy Gorgeous Decorative Vivid Brightly Coloured Spectacular Sculptures Interior Indoors Inside Sculpture Spirit of Dance Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture Papier Mache sculptures or statues Restful Sleeping Dozing Day Dreaming sculpture statue Semi Nude / Naked Girls Females Women sculptures Unselfconscious Relaxed Nude sculpture Arte Deco style Abstract Stylised Contemporary Modern Sculpture Human Form: Abstract Sculptures Abstract Woman Female Lady Girl sculpture statue Angels Profane Fallen Sculptures statues Bronze Little or Small sculpture Columnar Pillar Upright Vertical Stele Abstract Contemorary Modern sculpture statue statuary Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculptures Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes Abstract Waves Torrents Rapids Riples Contemporary sculptures statues Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines Stylised Nude statue sculpture statuette ornament Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled sculptures statues statuettes Surrealist Sculpture Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue Sun Moon Stars Solar System Planets Comets Celestial Bodies sculpture statues Symmetric sculptures/statues/statuettes/ statuary Plant Life sculpture and Statues Tree Plant Shrub Bonsai sculpture statue statuette Earth Mother Gaia sculpture statue statuettes figurines Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures Little Small Nude or Naked Girls Women Ladies Females Sculpture Statue statuettes Figurines Nudes, Female Sculptures


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