"I'm working on a few different themes of art. One is the aspects of Human nature with surreal elements. Another subject of my work is the Wildlife. I'm looking at animals in a unique angle, showing them as impressive, impactful, and eye catching. Some people might say it's a bit commercial, but I feel this is just a symptom of our culture interpreting striking images. Currently, My latest pieces are influenced by the South, the beautiful beaches, and the unique lifestyle of Charleston."
Educated at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, Emil Hristov has been living and working in the Charleston area for some years now. Drawing on both classical and modern influences for inspiration, his work reflects a blending of different cultures and perspectives. His series of wild animal paintings uses a combination of subtle shading and bold compositions to create these arresting portraits of ferocious felines. For a few years, he was a part of the Charleston Art Guild, participated in a CAG group exhibitions.