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Ognian Zekoff

Born in Bulgaria in 1964, Ognian Zekoff acquired his MFA at the National Art Academy in Sofia before moving to Montreal, Quebec, where he currently resides. Since his education, Zekoff has always concentrated his artistic aim at carrying on the strong tradition of European methods he learned, such as charcoal drawing, oil painting on canvas and his intense use of light and dark in his works. He stays true to these classic and universal painting techniques, never working from a photograph but only from live objects and models. He gives you every visual feature of the subject matter; every wrinkle, fold and line of the hands, every minute detail of a body, an apple or even a loaf of bread.

The hands are one of the most expressive parts of the human body. Zekoff has mastered the ability to capture what is the mood of his subject by simply portraying the hands. Their imaginative positions have an incredible emotive power and can conjure a range of states of mind such as anxiety, concern, protection and love. Life pulses from the fingertips of one figure and transfers its energy to the fingertips of another. There is a sense of innocence and longing in these lifelike representations of bare flesh. Zekoff's figures are typically depicted in a peaceful and vulnerable state, lying somewhere in the realm between dreaming and wakefulness.

The artist's high-realist technique adds such a tangible quality to the viewing experience that one can almost feel the surface texture of the subject. Zekoff creates a new reality through his images that generates a feeling of crossing the boundaries between space and time. The order and repetition of forms in his compositions reflects a harmonious equilibrium. The simplicity and purity of these stimulating images exude a soothing calm as they contradict the overwhelming influx of images that saturate and convolute our everyday lives in modern society.

The Lightkeepers 26, 27 & 28(triptych)
Oil on canvas
48" x 140"
Ballet I, II, III (triptych)
Oil on canvas
36" x 24", 36" x 30", 36" x 24"
Resistance II
Oil on canvas
18" x 18"
Ballet XIII
Oil on canvas
60" x 48"
The Flight
Oil on canvas
42" x 120"
Resistance I
Oil on canvas
18" x 18"
Fusion IX
Oil on canvas
72" x 48"
Fusion X
Oil on canvas
36" x 36"
Patience (Fusion Series)
Oil on canvas
48" x 72"
Mirage
Oil on canvas
60" x 36"
Ballet IX
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
French loaf
Oil on canvas
24" x 96"
SOLD
The Lance II
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
Fusion VII
Oil on canvas
72" x 60"
Sold
Ballet XIV
Oil on canvas
60" x 48"
Sold
The Light Keepers XXIII, XXIV, XXV (triptych)
Oil on canvas
3 panels of 36" x 30"
Sold
Confession III
Oil on canvas
30" x 20"
Sold
The Flight II (Fusion Series)
Oil on canvas
30" x 72"
Sold
The Light keepers XIX
Oil on canvas
60" x 60"
Sold
Ballet IV
Oil on canvas
48" x 24"
Sold
Ballet V
Oil on canvas
48" x 36"

Sold
The Lance
Oil on canvas
18" x 18"
Sold
The Light Keepers XVIII
Oil on canvas
36" x 30"
Sold
Light and Shadow
Oil on canvas
24" x 36"
Sold
Ballet VII
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
Ballet VIII
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
Witness II
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
The Flight III (Fusion Series)
Oil on canvas
30" x 72"
Sold
Ballet VI
Oil on canvas
48" x 24"
Sold
The Light Keepers XVII
Oil on canvas
36" x 30"
Sold
The Light Keepers XX, XXI, XXII
Oil on canvas
3 panela 30" x 24" each
Sold
Lifeline II
Oil on canvas
72" x 30"
Sold
The Blessing
Oil on canvas
48" x 96"
Sold
Feedback III
Oil on canvas
72" x 48"
Sold
The Lotus
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
The Light Keepers XV
Oil on canvas
36" x 30"
Sold
The Witness
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
The Light Keepers XIII
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Sold
The Light Keepers XIV
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Sold
The Light Keepers XV
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Sold
Resistance
Oil on canvas
48" x 72"
Sold
The Light Keepers X
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Sold
The Light Keepers XI
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Sold
The Light Keepers XII
Oil on canvas
24" x 30"
Sold
Conscience (diptych)
Oil on canvas
72" x 96"
Sold
The Light Keepers IV
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Sold
The Light Keepers V
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Sold
The Light Keepers VI
Oil on canvas
30" x 24"
Sold
Confession II
Oil on canvas
30" x 20"
Sold
Feedback II
Oil on canvas
72" x 48"
Sold
Feedback I
Oil on canvas
72" x 48"
Sold
Ballet VII
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
Levin
Oil on canvas
72" x 36"
Sold
Dream
Oil on canvas
12" x 24"

Sold
Confession
Oil on canvas
24" x 12"
Sold
Expectation
Oil on canvas
30" x 60"
Sold
The Bridge III
Oil on canvas
16" x 48"
Sold
Shelter
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
The Secret Uphold Hope (triptych)
Oil on canvas
48" x 108"
Sold
Defense
Oil on canvas
60" x 60"
Sold
The Light Keepers I
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Sold
The Light Keepers II
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Sold
The Proof
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
The Light Keepers III
Oil on canvas
24" x 24"
Sold
Ballet I
Oil on canvas
60" x 30"
Sold
Ballet II
Oil on canvas
60" x 30"
Sold
Ballet III
Oil on canvas
60" x 30"
Sold
The Choice
Oil on canvas
30" x 72"
Sold
Bridge
Oil on canvas
12" x 24"
Sold
Nude I
Oil on canvas
10" x 20"
Sold
Nude II
Oil on canvas
10" x 20"
Sold
Awakening
Oil on canvas
12" x 24"
Sold
The Bridge II
Oil on canvas
30" x 60"
Sold
Fusion VI
Oil on canvas
72" x 48"
Sold
Soul
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
Awakening
Oil on canvas
60" x 60"
Sold
Fusion IV
Oil on canvas
48" x 48"
Sold
Resistance III
Oil on canvas
18" x 18"
Sold
Ballet XI
Oil on canvas
60" x 36"
Sold
 

 

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