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Daniel Petrov has produced a large and consistent body of artwork. His paintings are executed in oil and acrylic and his drawings in pencil, acrylic and ink. Fascinated with the human figure, Daniel has developed a dynamic and sensuous visual idiom. He strives less for realism than emotional acuity. Characteristic are his long, fervent brush strokes and a penchant for vivid colors, whimsical gestures and heightened expressions.
Daniel was born in Bulgaria in 1966. The son of political exiles, he grew up in Munich, Germany. After a brief stint in medical school he turned to visual arts. He studied painting and filmmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and graduated with a BFA in 1992. In 1995 he moved to New York City, where for ten years he worked as a cameraman, shooting television news stories and documentaries for international broadcasters. With an ever-growing output of art, Daniel began pursuing a life as a painter. He has exhibited in ten solo shows and over sixty group shows across the US. In 2006 Daniel settled in the Tampa Bay area where he engaged in various creative activities. He taught expressive figure painting classes for adults and kids, wrote articles on contemporary art and headed the education department at a community art center. Daniel is married to Japanese artist Yumiko Tateishi Petrov with whom he has a daughter, Jun, and a son, Kenji.

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