Anastas Konstantinov

Born on 29 March 1956 in Peshtera

Finishes his training at the Secondary Art School in Kazanlak – 1976

Graduates from the university “St Kiril & St Metodi” (Art Faculty) in Veliko Tarnovo – 1982

Becomes a member of the Union of Bulgarian Artists – 1985

On 28 May 1999 he opens the “Anastas” gallery – a permanent exhibition of his own paintings


Exhibitions – A Retrospective

- Group Exhibition * One-man show

1983 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Exhibition Space in Antim I Street - The first exhibition of the artist

1984 - Brussels, Belgium - Pulhary Gallery

1984 - Vienna, Austria - Exhibition Realkunst - organised by the Hans Mayer Gallery

1984 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - National Autumn Exhibition - Old town

1984 - Vienna, Austria - Exhibition of Young Bulgarian Artists

1985 - Gnesno, Poland - Art Fair

1986 - Posnan, Poland - Art Fair "Interart"

1986 - La Valetta, Malta - Archeological Museum

1986 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Starinna Gallery - Conceptual Exhibition of "Gates of Light" The exhibition is banned by the Communist Party: ideological diversion and religious propaganda.

1986 * Sofia, Bulgaria - Cycle "Red Swine" - Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists

1986 - Arnhem, Netherlands - National Sports Centre Papendal - Presented by the publishing house Martinus Nijhoff

1984-90 - Publishing house Martinus Nijhoff buys around 150 paintings from the artist which are exhibited in the Netherlands and elswhere

1987 - Saloniki, Greece - Representative exhibition of the Union of Bulgarian Artists Plovdiv

1987 - Paris, France - Exhibition of Young Bulgarian Artists

1988 - Breslau, Poland - 4th International Triennale of Graphics

1988 - Torn, Poland - 1st Biennale of Small Paintings - Special award

1988 - New York, Pittsburgh, Dallas, USA - Exhibition "International Images"

1988 - Athens, Greece - National Art Gallery - A selection of the best paintings from Young Bulgarian Artists

1988 - Madrid, Spain - A selection of Bulgarian Art, presented by Francisco Nacerada

1988 - Budapest, Hungary - Bulgarian Cultural Centre

1988 - Helsinki, Finland - Broda Gallery

1988 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Starinna Gallery - "Cycle Fish 33"

1989 - Hamburg, Germany - Hotel Intercontinental - Exhibition under the auspices of Maria Luisa Warburg

1989 - Geneva, Switserland - Museum De l'Athene

1989 - Germany - Nikolay & Son Commercial Art Ageny buys 20 works from the artist and organises a number of exhibitions and auctions in Germany and other countries where they are exhibited

1983-90 - Paintings and graphics of the artist are shown at all national exhibitions in Bulgaria

1990 * Brussels, Belgium - Gallery X+

1990 - Toronto, Canada - Del Bello Gallery - International Competition of Small Paintings

1990 - Paris, France - Bernard Felly Gallery

1990 - Hanover, Germany - Auction

1990 * Sofia, Bulgaria - Hemus Gallery

1991 * Luxemburg - Gallery 88

1991 * Sofia, Bulgaria - Artemis Gallery

1991 - Hamburg, Germany - Catholic Academy under the auspices of Maria Luisa Warburg

1992 - Geneva, Switserland - International Art Fair Europe Art

1992 - St Julian's, Malta - Gallery 100

1992 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Volar Gallery

1992 * Sofia, Bulgaria - Gallery Art-36

1994 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Starinna Gallery - Cycle "Pearls From the Sky"

1994 * Sofia, Bulgaria - Apollo & Mercury Gallery - Cycle "Sacredness of Love"

1995 * Haskovo, Bulgaria - Art Forma Gallery

1995 * Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria - Kompakt Art Gallery

1996 - San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy - Palazzina Azzura

1996 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Exhibition of the painting "Eucharist" and other works

1997 * Haskovo, Bulgaria - Kredo Gallery

1998 * Sofia, Bulgaria - Vitosha Gallery

1999 * Plovdiv, Bulgaria - Anastas Gallery - on 28 May the artist's private gallery opens with an exhibition of his own works

2000 * Berlin, Germany - Bulgarian Cultural Centre


Museums & Private Collections  

Paintings by the artist are the property of:

National Art Gallery Sofia,

City Art Gallery Sofia

State Art Galleries in Plovdiv, Dobrich, Pleven, Burgas, Veliko Tarnovo and other cities

Museum of Modern Art New York

and private collections in Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Finland, Switserland, Poland, Spain, Israel, Greece, USA, Japan, Malta, France, Luxemburg, Turkey, Belgium and other countries


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