Enil Enchev / BG

Enil Enchev is a Bulgarian architect, musician, and artist. His artistic penchants are multifaceted and are related to multimedia, 3D art, photography, music, and poems, recounting his memories from the 80s and 90s. At an early age, he apprenticed his grandfather Iliya Marinov, an artist and pedagogue.

He studied painting with the artists Ivan Popovski-Giovanni and Boris Dochev. After high school, in the summer of 1979, he applied for graphics at the National Academy of Arts and Architecture at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia, where he graduated in 1987. During his student years, he co-founded the music band Atlas, and until 1988 he wrote many of the band’s songs.

He has been working as an architect since 1987. In 1992, together with Ivo Hristov, he shot the first feature-length documentary – a concert for 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 modelling 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. He began experimenting with acrylic on canvas in 2008. In late 2010, he started a series of paintings titled 16:9, inspired by films, places, and memories. Every painting limits the artist’s possibilities with its format.