Preslav Kostov CBPP (b.1998) is a painter and illustrator based in the United Kingdom with paintings in private collections across Australia, Europe, UK and US. 
Through his work, Preslav casts a spotlight on the intimacy and emotions within the moments which lose the fight for our attention in the rush life. Working largely autobiographically, he captures the essence of the his subjects by stripping down conscious barriers and exploring the visceral liminal spaces between those  states of existence.
Press:
Tomorrow's Talent Vol. II, Booooooom Magazine (2021)
Issue 12 Portraits & Figures, Artit Magazine (p.68)

Exhibitions:
More Heed - Auction Collective x The Magic Garden Battersea (2021)
Figurative Art Now - Federation of British Artist x Mall Galleries (2021)
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Award - Virtual Exhibition (Longlisted) (2021)
Small Pleasures - All Mouth Gallery x The Auction Collective (2021) 
Annual Exhibition - Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries (2021)
Jackson's Painting Prize (Shortlisted) (2021)
Quotidian - Blanco Gallery, virtual exhibition (2021)
Isolation - Blanco Gallery, virtual exhibition (2020)
Feel, Don’t Feel - Leeds, West Yorkshire (2019)
Royal Drawing School Foundation Year Show - Trinity Buoy Wharf, London (2017)


Education:​​​​​​​
Royal College of Art (2021 - 2023)
Leeds Arts University (2017 - 2020)
Royal Drawing School (2016 - 2017)
Lavender Hill Studios (2014 - 2015)

Experience:
Recipient of The Elizabeth Greenshields Grant 2021
Member of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters Society
Copy Painting - reproductions of historical paintings to serve as props within the TV industry
Various private commissions for portraiture and still life
Finalist in the Gap x Me T-Shirt competition
Studio QD and Nicky Haslam -  Watercolour Interior Rendering
(featured in the November issue of House and Garden magazine 2017)
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