Nedko Bucev

Artist Biography

Nedko Bucev (born Dec 02, 1961, Sofia, Bulgaria; visual artist noted for his controversial approach to painting, sculpture and video art, that often involved in ironic media experiments.

Nedko Bucev attended the University of Arts in Havana, Cuba, and had begun working as an artist with the Cuban art generation of the 80s in Havana until the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989. He fled back to Sofia, where he got involved with the exhibitions of “The Eternally Young Artist Club” between 1989 and 1994, and then, began exhibiting his works with the art groups of Sliven and Varna. While working in Sliven as a graphic designer, Nedko Bucev created his major outdoor installations as The Northern Sun (1998), The Memorial of the Last Angel (2004), Two White Flags (2006) once described as the most poetic artwork of the same year Art in August Biennial. Later the artist relocated to Orlando Florida, where his art was seen at Terrace Gallery with the exhibition Paint an art experiment that ironized the conventional genre of figurative painting through his “ true realism” where the color paints a color and the line draw a line as well. Currently, Nedko Bucev lives and works in New York following his inspiration from the great city and from the kids he is teaching art.


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