Christo Kasabov is an American-Bulgarian artist who currently lives and works in Toronto. Kasabov's work is a reflection of his artistic and philosophical pursuits that embody his views of the world. He is an abstract figurative expressionist intensely grounded in exploring relationships between the conscious and unconcious and one's inner versus external 'realities'. His ideas integrate the heritage of ancient civilizations, and more specifically, draw from reliefs, signs, symbols, engravings in earth, stone objects and walls. Through oil and acrylic, collages from wood, metal pieces and household objects, Kasabov enriches his abstract compositions until he's achieved a philosophical reincarnation, like a trip beyond the horizon. He strives toward an exceptional feeling of the material and non material across time and space. Onto acrylic layers, he engraves various signs and symbols, numbers and words, often implementing fragments of structure, the skeleton of a fish, a pyramid, a cross, a circle, an oval. It appears as primal language, a rationality that rises from disorder.
Solo Exhibitions 2016 Art Gallery Claude Maurer, Montreal, PQ 2016 Phyllis Lucas Gallery New York, NY 2014 Phyllis Lucas Gallery New York, NY 2012 Phyllis Lucas Gallery New York, NY 2011 Phyllis Lucas Gallery New York, NY 2010 Phyllis Lucas Gallery New York, NY 2008 Jain Marunouchi Gallery New York, NY 2005 Washington Art Association Washington Depot, CT 2004 BOSI Contemporary Fine Art Rome, Italy 2003 Marie Louise Trichet Gallery Litchfield, CT 1999 Consulate General of Bulgaria New York, NY 1998 Say Gallery New York, NY 1998 Metta Art Gallery Madrid, Spain 1997 Alpha Delta Art Athens, Greece 1997 Art Place Burgas, Bulgaria 1996 Union of Bulgarian Artists Art Salon Burgas, Bulgaria 1996 Art Gallery-27 London, UK 1994 Bulgarian Cultural Center Berlin, Germany Selected Group Exhibitions 2015 Bulgarian Arts Festival, Papermill Gallery Todmorden Mills, ON
2011/12 Engine Art Gallery Toronto, ON
2011-14 Gallery 133 Toronto, ON
2007 Energy Gallery Spring Salon Toronto, ON
2007 Viridian Artists Gallery New York, NY 2006 Energy Gallery Toronto, ON 2006 Bulgarian Art Biennale Burgas, Bulgaria 2004 Maniero Gallery Rome, Italy 2002 Marella Arte Contemporanea Milan, Italy 1999 Howrs Gallery New York, NY 1999 Ward Nasse Gallery New York, NY 1998 International Print Biennale Sapporo, Japan 1997 Livorno Art Gallery Livorno, Italy 1997 International Print Biennale Kanagawa, Japan 1996 L & B Contemporary Fine Art Barcelona, Spain 1995 Union of Bulgarian Artists Sofia, Bulgaria 1993 Art Salon Johannesburg, South Africa 1991 Du Pont Neuf Art Gallery Brussels, Belgium 1990 Art Salon 'Between East and West' Rotterdam, Holland 1987 Print Biennale Liege, Belgium 1987 Print Biennale Art Salon Varna, Bulgaria Education 1986 M.F.A. Academy of Fine Arts Sofia, Bulgaria 1978 Fine Arts Diploma Sofia, Bulgaria