About The Artist
Simeon Gigov is an artist from Austria, Permanent Resident in the United States, living and working in the United States and Europe.
In his works, Simeon represents a different reality, invisible to the eye but perceptible through our intuition. Applying classical means of expression, such as plain form and perspicuous composition, he strives for abstract symbolism, mood and atmosphere inspired by real life.
Simeon is an oil, acrylic and mixed media painter. His paintings are marked by their expressive, dynamic, clear color and modern form. The landscape, still life and abstract themes are represented with superb artistry. His works harmoniously combine the influence of modern classic artists and pronounced original temperament.
He showcased his work in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the US and Europe.
Simeon is an Art Professor and enjoys working with people of all ages. Over the years, he has been teaching art in Brigittenauer School, Vienna and his studios in Orange County, California and Vienna, Austria.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria – Postgraduate Qualification for Art Professor and Art Therapist.
- Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria – Master of Fine Art in painting & graphics.
- Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria – Master of Fine Art in mural painting.
PUBPLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
- Collection of the National Museum of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Collection of the City Gallery, Sofia and many other permanent collections in Bulgaria
- Collection of the Family Zellermayer, Berlin, Germany
- Collection of the Princesses de Pomery, Basel, Switzerland
- Collection of the Dynasty Manz, Grand Hotel “St.Gotthard”, Zurich, Switzerland
- Private collections in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Russia, Greece, USA, Canada
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT
- Member of the Professional Association of Austrian Artists.
- Member of the International Association of UNESCO.
- Member of the Professional Association of Bulgarian Artists.