Anton Terziev was born 1977 in Sofia. He lives and works in Sofia. He graduated from the National Art Academy, МА in Ceramics (2004). From 2002 to 2018 he has thirteen solo exhibitions and is the winner of seven artist's awards, the last of which is the BAZA Award for 2010. He works in the field of various media formats, by treating different subjects of the everyday often with the means of sharp irony. „Often uses his body (blood and pain) to react to political circumstances or to ask moral and existential questions“, Vladiya Mihaylova. He is also an author of several short tales and poetry books: Half-life (2016), All Inclusive (2012), Local Heroes (2010), Urban Yogi For Beginners (2008) and No Portarait for the Artist (2007).
My inspiration has always come to me in two ways: either it happens to me, or I imagine it. Every iteration of my art has the subtle garinish of pop-culture taken out of movies and books. Every piece has a plot and metatext without being too noisy - I think that good art whispers, but never shouts. I always strive to leave my audience with the sense of an open ending. The title is always the hardest part and sometimes I cheat by citing books, movies or songs. My career as a painter is strongly tangled with the one I have as a writer. My ideas come to life in the form of paintings or art objects. I also have experience in performing, filming, painting and design.