Preslav Kostov CBPP (b.1998) is a painter based in the United Kingdom with paintings in private collections across Australia, Europe, the UK and the US. 
He is a figurative painter and elected member of The Contemporary British Portrait Society. His work explores psychological narratives, trauma and its manifestations initially within domestic settings and currently through metaphysical scenes.

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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