E N I L E N C H E V
Enil Enchev is an architect, musician, and visual artist. Born in Plovdiv on April 2, 1961. As a boy he was an apprentice to his grandfather Iliya Marinov, a painter and teacher. He studied painting under the painters Ivan Popovski a.k.a. Giovanni and Boris Dochev. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. During his university years he co-founded the rock band Atlas; he wrote most of the band’s songs until 1988. He has been working as an architect since 1987. In the early 90s, he created the brand Enil and Teya Design together with arch. Teya Troshanova, and for a few years he worked in silk painting. In 1992, he shot, with Ivo Hristov, the first documentary about the Bulgarian underground: New Generation and Friends - Live. Since the mid-90s he has been actively engaged with graphic design. He has done professional photography for and for Bulgarian magazines. Enil is also one of the pioneers of 3D modeling and planning in Bulgaria. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked as a 3D artist for the gaming industry, and he has won several prestigious international awards in the field. In 2001, he redesigned the space of the Senza furniture showroom for the Bulgarian premiere of Kenzo Perfumes. In 2005, he created the space and multimedia design for Forem Consulting’s anniversary, which was held on the main floor of the Sofia Art Gallery. He began experimenting with acrylic on canvas in 2008. In late 2010, he started a series of paintings titled 16:9, which is inspired by films, places and memories. Every painting limits the artist’s possibilities with its format. I chose the aspect ratio of 16:9 because I love cinema just as I love photography and the feeling of the places, I’ve been to... and painting is feeling captured in material...
01.2021 WRONG [a]cube contemporary Sofia BG
01.2020 InvisibleSun [a]cube contemporary Sofia BG
04.2017 Rust [a]cube contemporary Sofia BG
03.2016 Walls [a]cube contemporary Sofia BG
01.2016 [a]cube contemporary Sofia BG "2" group exhibition
12.2015 [a]cube contemporary Sofia BG "#vir2all" solo exhibition
04.2015 Algara gallery Sofia BG egg#7 solo exhibition
10.2014 ArtBox gallery Sofia BG Hidden Houses solo exhibition
08.2014 Burgas city gallery "The Friends of the Sea" approved by jury group exhibition Biennial.
07.2014 Palaveev's House gallery Koprivshtitca BG solo exhibition
07.2014 Nessy gallery Burgas BG "7 Etudes on Turner" solo exhibition
02.2014 Resonance gallery Plovdiv BG group exhibition "from 100 artists’ studios"
12.2013 Lessedra gallery "15x15" Group exhibition featured artist and jury member.
10.2013 Seasons gallery Sofia BG "Reconstruction of Memories" solo exhibition
07.2013 Artist's Society gallery Burgas BG solo exhibition
04.2013 Artamontzev gallery Sofia BG "PastelNO" solo exhibition
03.2013 Resonance gallery Plovdiv BG group exhibition "The New 100"
09.2012 Seasons gallery Sofia BG joint exhibition - "The Fifth Element"
06.2012 Gr6 gallery Sofia BG solo exhibition
04.2012 George Papazov gallery Plovdiv BG solo exhibition
02.2012 Resonance gallery Plovdiv BG group exhibition "Chinarite"
01.2012 Resonance gallery Plovdiv BG group exhibition "Feeling ...
01.2012 Union of Bulgarian Artists gallery approved by jury group exhibition "Salon 2011" Sofia BG
12.2011 WonderBar Sofia BG solo exhibition
10.2011 VedArt gallery Sofia BG solo exhibition