We are accustomed to treating watercolor as a technique in which paintings are drawn "in one breath". Andrian Bekyarov completely changes our perception of this approach and shares why he prefers realism as a means of expression: "About style, there is a difference between realism, hyperrealism, photorealism, and so on. What I do is realism. The old, classic realism of the past. I like old masters and learn from them because, in my view, their worldview is closest to nature. I work on the Flemish painting method, on many layers, firstly building things monochrome, and then applying the colors. But this is when I paint with oil paints, the watercolor is more immediate. Only the principles of rendering are common. Based on principles, I mean the things that have been discovered since the Renaissance, the airborne and airborne outlook discovered by Leonardo. "The result is sincere and exciting works.
Andrian Bekyarov was born in 1973 in Sofia.
In 1999 he graduated the Nikolay Pavlovich Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Prof. Zdravko Stoyanov.
2007 - solo exhibition at Liker Gallery Sofia.
2012 - 2013 - finalist of the Art Renewal Center for figurative and realistic art.
2016 - won the prestigious Daniel Smith Award at the First Water Triennial of the Watercolor "The Spirit of Watercolor" held in Varna.
2017 - solo exhibition at Absent Gallery Sofia
He works in the field of classical painting, expressing himself in the styles of realism and fantastic realism. Andrian Bekyarov is the only Bulgarian artist whose paintings are included in a catalog of world hyperrealism.