"The sense of live is in elaboration of human spirit, and the highest manifestation of the spirit is art, through it the artist in a moment of inspirations is touching to God" - Hristo Panev
Hristo Panev is a recognized author in the contemporary Bulgarian art. He works in the sphere of paintings, graphics, illustration, book design and monumental art.
His paintings are characterized with expressionism, rich colorful gamma, genre and theatrical variety. It is influenced from the Bulgarian icon and mainly from the Bulgarian fresco. Typical for his cycles: Frescos, Mythological scene, Bible subjects, Life subjects: Love, motherhood, music.
His graphic drawings are with clear line and closer to the poetry.
His monumental art are in technicks - sgraffito and dry fresco.
Hristo Panev is eternally seeking, a restless spirit in the contemporary Bulgaria art.
Birth place: He was born in 1942 in Krepost village, Haskovo district, Bulgaria. Graduated from Veliko Turnovo Univercity "St.St.Kiril and Metodii" in 1969 - subject black and white drawing. In 1976 - he became a member of the Union of the Bulgarian artists.
Exhibitions in Bulgaria: Pernik /1973/, Dimitrovgrad /1977, 2002, 2005, 2010/, Pavlikeni /1983/, Gabrovo /2003/, Plovdiv /2004/, Haskovo /1989, 1996, 2010/, Ruse /1997/, Nesebar /2004/, Shabla /2011/, Veliko Turnovo /1971, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2012/, Dryanovo /2010/, Lovech /2011/, Shabla /2011/, Varna /2001, 2011/, Sofia /1987, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012/.
One man shows in Europe: Germany - Hammeln /1991/, Hannover /1992, 1996/, Munster /1992/, Hammelburg /1993,2002/, Mossingen /1997,1998/, Switzerland - Bern /1993/, Bremgarten /1993/, Austria - Viena /1994/, Mossingen /1997,1998/, Hungary - Budapest /2003,2004/, Slovakia - Snina /2002/, Croatia - Groznjian /2005/, Italy - Roma /2006/, Cortona /2010/, Turkey Istanbul /2011/.
International salon of invention and innovation: Sofia/1997/-gold medal,
USA - Pittsburgh /1998/ - gold medal,
Cyprus/1998/ - gold medal,
Casablanca /1998/ - silver medal.
He was awarded with the prize of Veliko Tarnovo 2006.
Honorary citizen of Dimitrovgrad 2002.
In 2011 - Actual member of the International Academy of Art at UNESCO "New Era."
In 2011-Participate in the First International Art Exhibition of the actual members of the International Academy of the "New Era" Goverment Gallery in Moscow.
In 2012 - Participation in the exhibition "Mnogolikaya Russia" in the city Vladimir.
In 2013 – he was awarded with medal “Painter of the new Century” in the nomination “Painter of the Year” from World Art Academy “New Era”, in Istanbul, Turkey contribution to the development of modern European art.
In 2013 – he was awarded with medal "1150 years since the creation of the Russian Republic" by a decision of the Russian Academy of Arts in Moscow.
In 2013 – he was awarded for contemporary portrait in nomination "Work of Inspiration" in III International Art Exhibition in Gabala, Azerbaijan Republic.
In 2013 - He become honorary member of the Russian Government Art Academy with president Zurab Tseretely in Moscow.
In 2013 - Diploma for participation in the exhibition "Mnogolikaya Russia" in Kazan organized by the Russian Government Art Academy.
Works of the artist are in possession of galleries and private collections in Austria, Belgium, Germany, India, Mexico, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Japan, USA, Bulgaria, Greece etc.