Valer (Valeri Tsenov) is a renowned European artist who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. Combining elements of modern and ancient Mediterranean art, his work, largely recognized in Bulgaria, has received further popularity in Europe through prestigious art fairs and personal exhibitions in Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Saint-Paul du Vence, Aix-en-Provence, Brignole, Paris, Strasbourg etc.His paintings take part of prestigious private and public art collections all over the world (in the Bulgarian Presidency, in Unesco, in many European institutions etc.). Valer was chosen by the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent country's culture during the country's Presidency of the Council of Europe by one-month personal exhibition in the prestigious art hall of Aubette in Strasbourg (April 2016).
Using finest and rare pigments from around the world to prepare some of his own, unique colors and shades, his paintings (mixed technique) are conceived as vibrant mosaics: multiple layers of space and time. They represent unique emotional matrices helping us rediscover the vital, but somehow forgotten, sources of our European culture.
Through the various art journeys Valeri took in his life he enriched his understanding of art and developed a creative and innovative way of thinking. His unique artistic style combines elements from the typical Bulgarian tradition with his own vision and understandings. He uses symbols that goes beyond country borders and cultural differences to send his spiritual messages to the world. Valeri’s endless energy gives him the strength to continue his everlasting pusuit of perfection, harmony and beauty.