Steli Christoff - City Flower II, 2020 (detail)

Steli Christoff

Geometric abstraction

November 3, 2020

Steli Christoff is a Bulgarian contemporary artist whose painting/collages represent a form of communication through colors. For him, color is an instrument, not a means of expression. It is both form and content. Christoff studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he graduated in 1993. His most recent series of works titled "City series" is made of stylized flowers, hearts, or purely geometric compositions that have metaphorical, poetic, and lyrical meaning. These pieces are inspired by his travels to world-famous metropolises such as Paris, New York, London, and other cities.

Featured image: Steli Christoff - City Flower II, 2020 (detail). Collage, acrylic, gold & silver leaf on canvas. 40 × 40 in. 101.6 × 101.6 cm. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary