Nestor Kovachev was born in 1981 in Bulgaria; lives and works in Vienna. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria and at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Veliko Tarnovo in Bulgaria.
"Drawing and collage have always been an essential part of my artistic development and by this, I try to create and design my own rules of image-making. My graphic work contains elements of both drawing and collage and my artistic research is strongly influenced by the tradition of old propaganda books and newspapers. I investigate in my work the generation of society identity: a sense of self, within the context of culture.
Trained in an academical drawing, I learned how composition, layout, color, proportion and scale all play a role in conveying a message. These principles are the strong background of my mind when I create my drawing-collages and transform them into a large piece of art. The motives, in close connection with the titles, consider the outside world and current events. In my works, I investigate and handle with very human individual concepts of distance, banality, isolation, ignorance or irrelevance. It is also important for me to have a strong hands-on relation with my work, therefore everything is done by hand- from cutting and drawing to assembling." - Nestor Kovachev