I was born on October 10, 1960 in Rousse, Bulgaria to a family of medical specialists. My father used to write short stories and attended a literary club in his spare time, and my mother’s hobby is painting.
I live in my home town, where I graduated from a secondary school of general education in 1979.
I started to paint in 1981. I was taught my first painting lessons by the famous Rousse artist Kiril Stanchev and I painted under his guidance for three years.
From 1983 till 1990 I worked in the Rousse Puppet Theatre, the Rousse Public Opera and Economic Department of Trade where I have carried out artistic and advertising projects.
I exhibited my paintings for the first time in 1988 in a youth art exhibition in Rousse. Since then I have taken part every year in the annual autumn art exhibitions. Since 1992, I have been a member of the Rousse Group of Artists. He arranged six one-man art exhibitions - in1992, 1993, 1994, 1997 and 2000. He works drawings in mixed technique and oil paintings. Some of his works are in private collections in Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Bulgaria and Internet galleries.
December 1993 - Art Gallery "Borisova 6" - the town of Rousse, Bulgaria - 12 paintings, mixed technique
June - July 1994 - Art Gallery "Borisova 6" - the town of Rousse, Bulgaria - a one-man exhibition, 20 paintings mixed
technique, 10 oil paintings
March 1997 - Art Gallery "Borisova 6" - the town of Rousse, Bulgaria - a one-man exhibition, 28 oil paintings
March - April 2000 Art Gallery "Borisova 6" - the town of Rousse, Bulgaria - a one-man exhibition, 28 oil paintings
November 2000 Art Gallery " VIP" , Rousse - a one-man exhibition, 22 oil paintings
Main Group Exhibitions:
1992-with group "Unique" ,Gallery "Rakovska" Sofia,Bulgaria May - September 1993 - Art Gallery "Vladimir Dimitrov - the Master"- the town of Kiustendil,Bulgaria.
1994- Art Gallery "Aleksander" Sofia, Bulgaria.
April-May 1995 - Art Gallery in Bucharest,Romania
1995 - " Kanev Art " Hague, Netherlands
1995,1998-Art Gallery "Spectrum", Veliko Tarnovo,Bulgaria.
July 2002- Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, USA.
August 2002- "Borisova 39" Gallery, Russe, Bulgaria " The drawing" National exhibition.
September 2002-" Ilia Bechkov" Gallery, Pleven, Bulgaria and "Shipka 6" Gallery, Sofia - "Little form", National exhibition.
January 2003 - World Fine Art Gallery, New York, USA.
Spring and autumn exhibitions in Rousse Bulgaria-
from 1988 until now.
Biser Panayotov’s paintings are metaphorically-allegoric, filled with mystic-mythological characters. Most often these are stylized female figures situated in multiple-aspect spaces, and also strange animals and birds. Biser Panayotov says himself that he paints fictitious, almost fairy words because hi is unsatisfied with the
reality. Our world is too material, and on a mediocre level at that, he says. He strives for a more spiritual life and this is his art’s mission. From his teacher Kiril Stanchev he has learned something very important - to have a clear stand on life and to uphold his principles to achieve self - perfection and creative progress.
As to the technical aspect of his pictures, they represent a saturated and rich art of painting. The space is created and formed by color. Brighter and fresher shades and hues are preferred. The image as if arises out of nothing - as a metaphysical act. Biser Panayotov’s paintings can be observed long and gradually still newer elements can be found in them. By realizing his conception in the world of fantasy, the author is tempted to play with the viewer and also with himself. Images in their sensuous - material form convey other images and suggest rich associations. The works have more intellectual than material orientation. They possess a certain dose of mysticism. Some of them are influenced by music, mainly by jazz.
Biser Ivanov Panayotov's richly imaginative canvasses are filled with delicate but bold shapes and colors. The images evoke organisms, landscapes, and objects with their graceful curves and elaborate detail. The subtle tones of rich red and orange, watery blue and sunlight yellow indicate a fantasy world. His work is mystical, recalling experience rather than intellectually laden and symbolic, leaving the viewers free to compose their own meaning based on sensual interpretation. He concerns himself more with the interaction of different patterns than clearly definable foreground and background to create space and depth in his paintings. Panayotov was born and continues to live and work in Rousse, Bulgaria. He studied with the famous Rousse artist Kiril Stanchev. His first work was exhibited in a Youth Show in 1988 in Rousse and has continued to exhibit work consistently since. His paintings are in private collections across Europe, Canada and the United States