Today we are going to tell you who are Nikolovi Art. Two idealists – this is how we would describe each other in one sentence. We are soul mates, friends, family and most importantly creators. We decided to set up our first website to connect with the world, with other artists, lovers of abstract art, and of art in general. The name is not accidental – it covers the common between us, namely: family and drawing. We have been together for many years, but even before we both met: Tony used to draw graphite mostly, and Sotir had devoted himself to creating beautiful digital works. Generally, our love was at first sight and at that time we did not realize how analogue and digital art could merge and achieve something wonderful together.
Over the years, everyone has developed their own style in their own way. In 2016, something interesting happened. For the first time, we came across a clip on yputube.com in which one hand drew glasses of paint on different canvases, and from the spill formed incredible fairy-tale paintings. Yes, I remember it as if it was yesterday. For about 3 months, we searched the entire network for information on what is known as “Liquid Art”. We were sure they were abstract because everyone saw something different in each one. Guess – we haven’t found the full details of these various masterpieces.
We experimented with acetone and paint cleaner, eggs, universal glue, window cleaner, pharmacy ricin, coconut oil, milk, turpentine, paraffin, liquid glass, and more. And yes – many unsuccessful experiments. But one turned out to be weak, not enough, with only two colors, but still there was hope. Over time, we have refined our methods. We were heating with a burner, not a hairdryer and a lighter. We did a studio (we spilled the first works in the kitchen). We started spilling together, creating and most importantly having fun. In March 2017 we had already refined our technique. We created Abstract Liquid Art. Friends started liking our paintings, asking us how much they cost. We were unprepared for this. Still, we were drawing for pleasure, not for financial gain. We started calculating the materials + some percent profit for us. And then the idea of a website was born. A place to upload our art so people, lovers, critics can even view it.
It was not difficult to choose our name – “Liquid Art”, “Abstraction”, “Surrealism” sounded somehow concretely impersonal. We did not want to frame – as society dictated. Our paintings represent us, and we are: Nikolovi Art.