All Men By Nature Desire To Know: Featured Artist: Stefania Batoeva 04 January 2017


Stefania Batoeva (b. 1981 Sofia, Bulgaria) is a London-based artist who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2014. Her paintings cross between the traditional form of painting and sculpture – often created as site specific work.

Batoeva’s work also blurs the line between abstract and figure-based painting, exploring ideas around the subconscious and memory. 


The paintings are difficult to categorise – as Batoeva captures moments in vivid colours which feel similar to distant memories; almost-recognisable figures obscured by heavy brush-strokes, smears and scratch – or the figures themselves represented through loose brush-stokes themselves, almost disappearing into the background…


Stefania will be producing new works specifically for All Men By Nature Desire To Know. Find out more:

Recent solo exhibitions include:
» Angela Is Sliding, Galeria Nicodim, Bucharest, 2014
» PAUL, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv, 2014

Recent group exhibitions include:
» Club Caligula, Supplement, London, 2015
» You will find me if you want me in the garden, Galerie Valentin, Paris, 2015
» Got tortilla with butter on phone. Think it’s the end?, Rod Barton Gallery, London, 2015
» Majestic Bather, 68 square metres, Copenhagen, 2014

 Images: Never Sleep Never Die2016, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 170 x 200 cm; New Friend, 2015, Oil on canvas, 230 x 180 cm; Club II, 2015, Oil on canvas, 230 x 180 cm

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