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Hi, I'm Nicole Andonova
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Born: 06 July, Lives in Sofia, Bulgaria

H uman bodies merged with nature or rather with the four elements - fire, air, water and earth. The result is the vision of my imaginative world hanging between reality and fantasy, dream and utopia in which colour and sensitivity have the predominant role…

Through the years I've been painting graphics, acrylic, resin art, working over installation art and other handcrafts. Nowadays, however, my biggest passion is digital painting, merged with portraits of people and beautiful pieces of the world...

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Born: 06 July, Lives in Sofia, Bulgaria

H uman bodies merged with nature or rather with the four elements - fire, air, water and earth. The result is the vision of my imaginative world hanging between reality and fantasy, dream and utopia in which colour and sensitivity have the predominant role…

Through the years I've been painting graphics, acrylic, resin art, working over installation art and other handcrafts. Nowadays, however, my biggest passion is digital painting, merged with portraits of people and beautiful pieces of the world...

T he most important thing for me is to combine my inner universe with the material real Earth. These hybrid creatures are telling their own stories. My paintings are filled with emotions. They are layered, painted, featured and manipulated. I work with layers, different textures, brushes, photos and latest techniques.I love the flexibility of working digitally. It allows me to bring my ideas to life. I mostly use Photoshop and a Wacom art tablet. Part of the role of my paintings is to cause disturbances and reactions. On my first exhibition “Symbiosis” , one of the most exciting things was listening to the audience’s chatter in front of my works.

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T he most important thing for me is to combine my inner universe with the material real Earth. These hybrid creatures are telling their own stories. My paintings are filled with emotions. They are layered, painted, featured and manipulated. I work with layers, different textures, brushes, photos and latest techniques. I love the flexibility of working digitally. It allows me to bring my ideas to life. I mostly use Photoshop and a Wacom art tablet. Part of the role of my paintings is to cause disturbances and reactions. On my first exhibition “Symbiosis” , one of the most exciting things was listening to the audience’s chatter in front of my works.

I love exploring new techniques and applying them to my artworks after they are printed. In Bulgaria we have rich history, but not enough modern digital artists. I perceive them as artists of the future. To paint on a tablet or PC is quite different from painting on canvas. Illustrators and all digital artists use computers, tablets and difficult software. They are expected not only to be creative but to possess many technical skills. Most of the collectors in my country rely on well- known names and collect trophies instead of innovations. Maybe the problem is not only in Bulgaria, because I think that the majority of people don’t understand digital art. People think its ‘easier’ or ‘quicker’ to work digitally. When it comes to gallery work though (and this is one of the worst hurdles) is that as a digital artist there is no definitive physical ‘original’ and that’s what really causes the problems for collectors. You might have spent weeks of time to create a piece of art but in order to produce the physical product you are limited to print your piece and this concerns most of the people. I do hope that young artists in the digital sphere could change the vision of our country (and not only) in this direction.

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I love exploring new techniques and applying them to my artworks after they are printed. In Bulgaria we have rich history, but not enough modern digital artists. I perceive them as artists of the future. To paint on a tablet or PC is quite different from painting on canvas. Illustrators and all digital artists use computers, tablets and difficult software. They are expected not only to be creative but to possess many technical skills. Most of the collectors in my country rely on well- known names and collect trophies instead of innovations. Maybe the problem is not only in Bulgaria, because I think that the majority of people don’t understand digital art. People think its ‘easier’ or ‘quicker’ to work digitally. When it comes to gallery work though (and this is one of the worst hurdles) is that as a digital artist there is no definitive physical ‘original’ and that’s what really causes the problems for collectors. You might have spent weeks of time to create a piece of art but in order to produce the physical product you are limited to print your piece and this concerns most of the people. I do hope that young artists in the digital sphere could change the vision of our country (and not only) in this direction.

F or me, the main challenge in the world we live in is to have modern- minded people. Art in general has just this mission..frees our thinking and urges us to look ahead. My imagination is provoked by almost all I read, places I visit, music I listen to. I tend to mentally store those things I like, so later I can use them as resources for my work. I’ m inspired by many other digital artists, too. Tom Bagshaw, Silje Holst, Daniel Egneus, David Downton, Oriol Angrill Jorda , Emi Haze, Arhan Nair, Bojan Jevtic, Chloe Early, Miki Takahashi, Mehdi Raad, Antonio Mora, are just a short list.

There are many other artists like designers, sculptors, architects, musicians, filmmakers, artists, photographers who present in an unique and fascinating way their works. Some of them are my idols and mentors. Some of the best portrait photographers who capture emotions, anxieties and feelings of different nations are Lee Jeffries, Jimmy Nelson, Lisa Kristine, David Lazar, Steve McCurry, Joel Santos, Phil Borges, etc. Moreover, nature’s glory has been shot by adventure photographers like Joel Sartore, Jon Cornforth, the young Fritz Bacon, Cory Richards, Jimmy Chin, the new vein Murad Osmann or the modern multiple photographer Nicolas Ruel. With this kind of beautiful photoshoots combined with digital art technology, I think we make the world of art modern, innovative and keep today viewer's attention much more.

Find me in instagram: @art.tag

F or me, the main challenge in the world we live in is to have modern- minded people. Art in general has just this mission..frees our thinking and urges us to look ahead. My imagination is provoked by almost all I read, places I visit, music I listen to. I tend to mentally store those things I like, so later I can use them as resources for my work. I’ m inspired by many other digital artists, too. Tom Bagshaw, Silje Holst, Daniel Egneus, David Downton, Oriol Angrill Jorda , Emi Haze, Arhan Nair, Bojan Jevtic, Chloe Early, Miki Takahashi, Mehdi Raad, Antonio Mora, are just a short list.

There are many other artists like designers, sculptors, architects, musicians, filmmakers, artists, photographers who present in an unique and fascinating way their works. Some of them are my idols and mentors. Some of the best portrait photographers who capture emotions, anxieties and feelings of different nations are Lee Jeffries, Jimmy Nelson, Lisa Kristine, David Lazar, Steve McCurry, Joel Santos, Phil Borges, etc. Moreover, nature’s glory has been shot by adventure photographers like Joel Sartore, Jon Cornforth, the young Fritz Bacon, Cory Richards, Jimmy Chin, the new vein Murad Osmann or the modern multiple photographer Nicolas Ruel. With this kind of beautiful photoshoots combined with digital art technology, I think we make the world of art modern, innovative and keep today viewer's attention much more.

Find me in instagram: @art.tag