Artist Liubka Kirilova creates bronze figurative sculpture that immortalizes the grace, plasticity, and freedom of dance.
Bulgarian sculptor Liubka Kirilova never set out to become an artist. “When I was little I dreamed of becoming a doctor,” she says. “Painting was part of my favorite pastime.”
But fate had a different plan for Liubka. Although she studied economics, Liubka kept up with her art. All of her teachers had a portrait from her. She also used to carve the chalk they used to write on the chalkboards into miniature female bodies. And then Liubka met a famous Bulgarian sculptor who convinced her that she must apply to the Academy of Arts. At the age of 28, she was accepted by the academy and set out in a new artistic direction.
At the Academy of Arts, she had the good fortune to study under one of the most prominent Bulgarian sculptors Prof. Velichko Minekov, who laid the path for her training. As she became more confident, she found her own style.
Liubka’s figurative sculpture is now recognized around the world. Her work had been displayed in France, Germany, Italy, England, Holland, the USA, and her homeland Bulgaria.
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The demon of music and dance
“I am currently possessed by the demon of music and dance,” Liubka says. “I love good music in all its divisions and my preferences are in the field of classical music and ballet. Ballet is my favorite subject and now I work mainly on it, not excluding birds, butterflies, and love.”
Sculpting, cooking, and enjoying life
When Liubka isn’t creating, she can be found cooking her family’s beloved meals. Her favorite quote is, “I wouldn’t want to live in a world without art!”
To see Liubka’s beautiful figurative sculptures, visit Saatchi Art >