Radoil Serafimov was born in 1988 in Gabrovo,where he lives and works. He graduated in Painting from the St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo in 2012.
In 2013 and 2016 he had solo exhibitions at Orlovska 10 Gallery in Gabrovo. He has taken part in national and regional exhibitions, such as Studios, Stubel Gallery, Sofia (2018); Art Start, Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia (2017); The First Seven Years, Contemporary Space, Varna (2017); Scale 1:1. New Social Realism, Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia (2017); Placebo– National Autumn Exhibitions, Plovdiv (2017); The Dispute about Reality, Gallery of the Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia (2017); Save the Dreams– 148 Contemporary Artists from Bulgaria, Venice Biennale, Imago Mundi Project (2015); Caution: Wet Paint!, Sofia City Art Gallery, (2015); Young Art as an Object of Desire, Rakursi Gallery, Sofia (2014).
He is the recipient of the Edmond Demirdjian Foundation Award for promising development and devotion to art in 2014 and of an Award at the Spring Salon of Gabrovo Artists in 2016.
“I’m interested in the accumulation of paint and its movement as a mass. Without any clear idea of a concrete end result, I immerse myself in a process of constant searching and reformatting. Daubing around with paint and immersing myself in this act frees me from previous self-imposed regulations, placing me under new ones. The layering of movements and paint on top of one another brings the viewer closer to a process and its temporal stoppage as an end result. What’s important to me is that the painting should have an unpremeditated emotional charge expressed in a dynamic or static form.”
Radoil Serafimov. Looking for a Dialogue, 2019