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Plamen Malinov

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About the studio

The Icon Painting Studio - Plamen Malinov and Rossen Donchev at Etara Ethnographic Museum was established in 1995. Since it's establishment they have been working in team:

Plamen Malinov

He was born on 10th February 1960. He finished Art High School in 1988 and graduated Nikolaj Pavlovich National art Academy. He worked for Galkom Galary - Geneva in 1993.
In 1995, together with Rosen Donchev, he started the icon-painting workshop at Open-air Ethnographic Museum "Etara".

Rossen Donchev

He was born on 11th February 1963. He finished The Applied Art School in 1982, and in 1990 he graduates Kliment Ohridski University where he had specialized ethnography and folklore.
In 1995, together with Plamen Malinov, he started the icon-painting workshop at Open-air Ethnographic Museum "Etara".


What distinguishes the icons created in the studio?

Since 1995 the two craftsmen have been working in team in the sphere of the Bulgarian icon. They have taken part in the European Craft Fairs in Belgium, Switzerland, Germany. Some of their works are part of private collections in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, Canada and Japan. The team enriches and develops the unique traditional style of decoration characteristic of Bulgarian icon-painting: laying on the so called "alchia" by hand so that a decoration can be achieved.

What distinguishes the works of the two masters - painters is the vivid style, the accuracy of the detail, and the rich decoration (ornament).

Every work of the studio has own sertificate.

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