"My work engages with the intricacies of identity and the immigrant experience." - Preslav Kostov
Preslav Kostov (b.1998) is a London based painter and draughtsman currently studying an MA at the Royal College of Art. He completed a BA at Leeds Arts University in 2020 after studying at the Royal Drawing School till 2017.
He was the recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Award in 2021 and 2023, was selected as a runner up in the STUDIO WEST ‘NOW Introducing’ Open Call 2022 and is an elected member of The Contemporary British Portrait Painters Society.
Recent selected group exhibitions include A consciousness harnessed to flesh, (D Contemporary, London, 2023), NOW Introducing 2022, (STUDIO WEST, London, 2022), Contemporary British Portrait Painters, (The Department Store, Brixton, 2022), Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of Portrait Painters, (Mall Galleries, London, 2022), Proserpina, (Apiary Studios, London, 2022) and RAW, (Soho Revue, London, 2022). His work has been featured in Booooooom Magazine and Artit Magazine, and is held in private collections across Asia, Europe and the USA.
SKIN DEEPGroup Exhibition 10 March - 5 April 2023The works on show examine the body as a vessel through which we interface with the external world and as a blank slate onto which our experiences are irreversibly inscribed. Through various renderings of skin texture and surface, we are reminded of our corporeal fragility - we witness the porousness...Read more