30 x 100 cm, Oil on canvas
When we go to sleep, we dream. Our dreams are so colourful, so powerful and full of emotions that they sometimes lose any resemblance to the physical world that we know.
This is what Mitkov’s paintings placed in this category are: mystical and enchanting with their bright colours at the speed of time. They offer a reality lingering on the verge between waking life and a reverie.
And awake, you can enjoy the harmony of his dream, her dream and our dreams.
Every now and then, there looms a familiar shape, which, though, is far from real enough to be the wake-up call.
Nevertheless, dreaming is a treasure, and putting a dream down in a painting is even more so.
The most fascinating period is from 2012 on. Mitkov highlights two particular dates in it: 21.12.2012, supposedly the end of the world, and 10.02.2013, the beginning of the Age of Aquarius and the Chinese New Year. According to the artist, that was the time when the mankind chose its future 2000-year cycle and the good prevailed. Always positive, always filled with a lot of energy, Mitkov turned his latest period into a life mission. It is not about just composing paintings but rather about creating and putting enormous love into canvases. The painter believes a painting can make a real difference in a man’s life.