Preslav Kostov (b. Ruse, Bulgaria) is a London based artist whose work engages with the intricacies of identity and recollection of memories. Employing the technique of automatism, Kostov’s paintings emerge from a cumulative process of self-questioning around past observations.
Kostov's imposing compositions dialog with the form and palette of the old master painters, presenting imagined scenes of discovered narratives situated within a liminal realm. His works speak to the enduring reality of human experience.​​​​​​​
He is a recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Award (2021 & 2023).​​​​​

Notes toward a shell - Tara Downs Gallery, New York, USA (2024)
Softer, Softest - Guts Gallery, London, U.K. (2024)
Beauty in chaos - Hew Hood Gallery, London, U.K. (2024)
The Arcadian Dream - Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China (2024)
The sum of our parts - Swivel Gallery, New York, USA (2024)

New Now - Guts Gallery, London, U.K. (2023)
Manifest - SixtySix London, London, U.K. (2023)
Touch-a-touch-a-touch-me - Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery, London, U.K. (2023)
From The Cloud - Baert Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2023)
Skin Deep - Studio West Gallery, London, U.K. (2023)
A consciousness harnessed to flesh - D contemporary, London, U.K. (2023)

Now introducing 2022 - Studio West Gallery, London, U.K. (2022)
”Proserpina” duo show with Henry Baker - Apiary Studios, London, U.K. (2022)

ArtSG - Gallery Vacancy, Singapore (2024)


Royal College of Art (2021 - 2023)
Leeds Arts University (2017 - 2020)
Royal Drawing School (2016 - 2017)

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