Dimitar Stankov was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria. His artistic work is mainly represented in contemporary jewellery and art objects. At the age of 14 he started his art education at the Secondary School for Applied Arts ‘Saint Luca’ and then continued his studies in Metal Design at the National Art Academy in Sofia where he received his BA degree in Applied Arts. In 2011 Dimitar received his second BA in Fine Arts and in 2013, his MA degree and also the Jewellery Design and Silversmithing award from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Since then Dimitar is based in Brussels where he also has his studio.
StatementDimitar Stankov believes that sound has a very strong effect on the human mind and body. According to him, the sound has the ability to interact with human brains and leave lasting traces. Inspired by this, he decided to use these potentialities to visualize sound in cornstarch using a study of visible sound and vibration, cymatics.
The idea to perform this research came while listening to a traditional Bulgarian music instrument the so-called Kaba bagpipe and all the memories that appeared in his mind.
Considering key words as sound and silence, melody and harmony, form and structure, colour, rhythm, and texture the sketches were recreated into objects.
With his research, Dimitar seeks a way to depict the sound images emerging in human mind after its interaction with certain sound or music and the way to metamorphose them into art objects or jewellery that can be perceived not only mentally, but also physically.
Exhibition 23 Jun 2020 - 12 Jul 2020 Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Exhibition.
Award giving 23 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020 Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Winner.
Exhibition 18 May 2019 - 06 Oct 2019 The Legacy Award & Collection. The Ultimate Edition.
Exhibition 14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 Six.
Group exhibition 14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 SIX.
Exhibition 13 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019 Heart Failure in Munich.
Exhibition 09 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019 The European Prize for Applied Arts 2018. Monumentality - Fragility in Kilkenny.
Exhibition 14 Dec 2018 - 23 Feb 2019 Heart Failure.
Exhibition 21 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019 The European Prize for Applied Arts 2018. Monumentality - Fragility.
Exhibition 22 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 Collectiva Meeting.
Fair 23 May 2018 - 30 May 2018 Athens Jewelry Week 2018.
Exhibition 08 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018 Transformation.
Exhibition 17 Feb 2018 - 18 May 2018 The European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery 2017 in Sweden.
Exhibition 28 Oct 2017 - 04 Feb 2018 The European Triennial for Contemporary Jewellery 2017.
Exhibition 24 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016 Trans-it by Dimitar Stankov and Jonathan Hens.
Exhibition 08 Aug 2015 - 12 Sep 2015 Koru 5 Exhibition.
Fair 11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015 Schmuck 2015.
Fair 12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014 Schmuck 2014.
Catherine LargeBrisbane, Australia
Raquel BessudoMexico City, Mexico
Hebe ArgentieriJunin, Argentina
Luis AcostaUtrecht, Netherlands
Adriana RadulescuWashington, D.C., United States
Marta Armada RodríguezVigo, Spain
Liana PattihisLondon, United Kingdom
Regine SchwarzerAdelaide, Australia
Yukiko KakimotoKyoto, Japan
Julia deVilleMelbourne, Australia
Kim NogueiraSaint John, United States
Karin van PaassenHook of Holland, Netherlands
Lorena LazardMexico City, Mexico
Sílvia Serra AlbaladejoBarcelona, Spain
Fumiko GotôBasel, Switzerland