Art studio LIKIN - custom made orthodox icons and wallpaintings. Restoration and conservation of icons, wallpaintings and paintings.
In our virtual ARTstudio you can take a look at our activities, our gallery with pictures of icons, to see some iformation about what we have done so far and to order a custom made orthodox icon.
Art gallery "Likin", one of the symbols of Sandanski, keeps living the art and the culture of the region more than 20 years. The gallery is founded august 1989 from the artist and art expert Rumen Bozhinov. The art for him is more than an occupation, it is a vocation. His daughters also took the way of art. Thus appeared ARTstudioLIKIN. It includes Gergana Bozhinova-Likin, artist and restorer and Katerina Dimitrova - Likin, artist and art expert. Те са магистри, дипломирани в Националната Художествена Академия "Николай Павлович" в град София.
The iconography is specific kind of arts. It includes artistic, aestetical and theological parts, it expresses the visible and invisible. The iconography as arts match some strong rules, as the main tendency is to achieve the wanted expression, harmony and depth of the image.
A lots of church iconostases are made from ARTstudioLIKIN. They are distinguished for the exeptional rich and narrative images and a lots of wormth and light. They are: the iconostas of the church „St Trinity” Novo Delchevo village , Sandanski region; the iconostas of the church „St Ilia” Popina lyka, Sandanski region; the iconostas of the church „St Nedelya” Kolarovo village, Petrich region; the iconostas of the church ”St Simeon the Pillar”, Pleven region; the iconostas of the greek church „St George” , Chikago, USA; Thousands of home icons, that are wearing its message in the homes of the orthodox christian families and admirars of the orthodox arts in Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Russia, Austria, Germany and many other contries in Europe and elsewhere.
ARTstudioLIKIN not only creates, but also preserves created already relics. The restorers lead active restoration and conservation, that coud not be possible without the voted trust and exeptional cooperation of His Eminence Metropolitan Natanail. The head restorer in our collective is Gergana Bozhinova-Likin, who is one of the few certificated from the ministry of the culture master restorers.
The alliance of several artists with different qualifications and skills in ARTstudioLIKIN, makes possible their complementation in the process of creation and performing multiple art activities.
ARTstudioLIKIN organizes iconography classes and initiating in the christian arts lectures. Very often interested in this classes are foreigners, attracted from our spiritual and cultural wealth.