Nikolay Marinov has a Master’s degree in Sculpture from the National Academy of Arts (Sofia, Bulgaria), and a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture from the University St. St. Cyril and Methodius (Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria). He has 15 years of experience as a sculptor, and has participated in over 50 group exhibitions, such as the National Exhibition of Small Sculpture and Drawing (UBA Sofia), the Small Forms Biennial (Pleven), the Biennial of Humor and Satire (Gabrovo), and others. He has won awards for sculpture from various competitions, such as the National Awards Allianz Bulgaria (Lovech, 2017 and 2013), Awards Allianz Bulgaria (Pleven, 2011), and the National Competition for Young Artists, Critics and Curators of the International Foundation St. St. Cyril and Methodius.
Since the beginning of my life (or since the beginning of my memory of myself), I have been creating different things. I believe that being an artist is a mission. I was lucky to have parents who supported me, and until now, I don’t regret my choice. I am inspired by nature, its perfection, completeness, and balance, and, in my work, I use mainly natural materials, such as stone, metal, and wood. I experiment with different types and structures of materials and techniques, study their interaction, and look for the right expression and balance. I also try to achieve harmony among the constituent elements, and to transmit the energy they have.