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Interview with Albena Hristova

Albena Hristova

Albena Hristova

Albena Hristova, an international artist with over twelve years of classical art training and a master’s in mural painting, is one of the most successful open edition artists on the market. She relentlessly searches for the perfect combination of form, color and texture. Her paintings exude elegance and timelessness. She was born and raised in a family of artists in Eastern Europe and presently resides in California. She possesses an incredible visual memory that fuels her avid artistic imagination.

 

Q: What is your favorite subject to paint?

ANSWER: Over the years I have shifted across themes and subject matters: people and faces, flowers, horses, abstracts. I think today I am mostly attracted to the abstract theme as an evolution of everything I have done in the past. At the end of the day, what I love is the process of playing with colors and shapes and the fact that I can apply it to everything that crosses my imagination.

 

Q: If you could only take one thing from your studio to keep with you, what would it be?

ANSWER: My dog. He is part of my creative process.

 

Who is the most important role model or mentor you’ve had in your life?

ANSWER: My professor of composition. Now, he is 82 years old and he still does a large mural every year. I have given up murals, but I would like to think that I will have the stamina and love to keep creating artwork forever.
Anita Petersen

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