Nikola Dimitrov’s works on paper reflect a wealth of variations on musical compositions. They typically consist of several parts, each translating the respective compositional principle – with its characteristics in terms of texture, tempo, key and time signature or articulation – into a pictorial language. The works on the individual compositions are generally to be regarded as a coherent whole. An experience of rhythm finds expression in the choice of colour and in the recurring rows of strokes superimposed horizontally, vertically and diagonally, giving rise to a wide range of structures and patterns that are founded on a superordinate framework. Rather than being one-to-one renderings of the musical composition, the paintings on paper reflect analogies through a visual language.
Nikola Dimitrov was born in 1961 in Mettlach/Saar,
and now lives and has studios in Heusweiler near Saarbrücken and in Köln.
He studied at the University of Music Saar, qualifiying as a music teacher in 1984 and embarking on a career as a concert pianist in 1988.
Since 2000 he has worked mainly as a painter, seeking to bridge the gab between music and visual art.