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Kaloyan Iliev – Kokimoto

Kokimoto was born in 1979 in Varna. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius ”, Veliko Tarnovo, master’s degree – specialty“ Graphics ”/ 2007 / and specialized in the graphic department of the Academy of Fine Arts “Vladislav Streminski” in Lodz, Poland / 2008 /. Since 2010 he is a member of UBA – Sofia. He has realized over 40 solo exhibitions in Varna, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Plovdiv, Sofia, Belgium and Denmark. He has participated all over the world in over 200 joint exhibitions, contemporary art festivals, annals, biennials and triennials of drawing, graphics, collage and painting. He has received 15 awards for graphics, ex libris, drawing and painting. His works are in 50 collections in Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Greece, Romania, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Denmark, Australia, USA, Mexico, Uruguay, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and China. Kokimoto lives and works in Varna as a freelance artist. Since 2019 he has been a lecturer in fine arts at CSU “Dreamers” Varna.

“In my works I recreate the relationships between myself and people in the conditions of manipulated reality. The extraordinary and darkened worlds that I present in graphics, drawings, collages, photographs and installations are the fruit of both my memories and creative inventions. In many of the works my interest in various social problems is evident. The new world order, the role of modern icons in society and the attitude towards animals are just some of the topics that can be found many times in my works. Going from religion through politics to everyday absurd situations, I am also interested in more common emotional and mental states, such as narcissism, longing for love and beauty. I work with already existing visual material, which I enrich with my own narrative works. I tell my stories in a new way, focusing on some specific aspects of the plot and thus re-describe my experiences, but this time as a spectator.”

Kaloyan Iliev – Kokimoto

Works in Auctions:

URBAN CULTURE – June 24th / July 11th 2021

Presenting art works: Series 2017, Acrylic on 300 gsm Hahnemühle FineArt paper and includes the works Maneki Neko – Tiger, Tiger Skull, Kokimoto’s Tiger Series, Vintage Tiger Power, Fire walk with me