Nikolay Devenski has been studied painting and sculpture at the National School of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria for five years to get his first art education. Being always quite interested in experimenting with new techniques and discover new means of expression he studied after that Art Textiles and Fashion at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, where he graduated in 1994 with a Master of Arts degree. 20 years ago Devnenski moved to Barcelona, Spain, discovering another passion. There he made his career as a web and graphic designer, despite being self-educated in this field, working also 2D animation and 3D product design among others. After his work as a web designer for a multinational company for 5 years in Munich, Germany, Nikolay Devnenski dedicated the last three years to digital collage and photo manipulation exclusively, becoming a digital artist with fast-growing popularity.
In 2019 David Asch wrote: "Nikolay’s artwork is collage-based with a leaning towards pop art; he uses an eclectic mixture of photography and graphic elements, edited to produce a painterly appearance. His story-like subjects explore the possible symbiosis of two different cultural universes; the modern one and the renaissance/middle century art in a perpetual search for harmony. Man, faced with multiple solicitations from modernity, finds equilibrium in this double universe. Nikolay Devnenski believes the time is not linear, and the future can influence the past and vice versa. Therefore there is no contradiction in the symbiosis between modern society and any other from mankind's past. Devnenski’s digital art and drawings are full of vitality through a combination of grace, movement and force."
In 2022 Kelly Kaimaki, Creative Writer / Curator wrote: "This artist can be greeted as a digital time-traveler, making this present world seem very uninteresting without his aesthetic intervention. From this point in time to the renaissance/middle century and from this continent to another, a man is faced with multiple challenges, choices and riddles; and perhaps he finds equilibrium to this double universe that is so gracefully created. A mixture of modern and classic imagery, with a glimpse of vintage and retro, leaves no soul unsatisfied. In his arena, an ordinary man smokes diamonds and gains angel wings to quiver and thrive."
2022 • Digital Art Exhibition "Pieces of Mirror Reality", Sofia Press Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria 2020 - October • National Fine Art Exhibition - Sliven, May Gallery, Sliven, Bulgaria 2020 - October • National Exhibition "Veliko Tarnovo - Space for Inspiration '2020", Rafael Mikhailov Gallery, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria 2020 - March • Nikolay Devnenski - Solo exhibition, NH Collection Eurobuilding, Madrid, Spain 2020 - January • Nikolay Devnenski - Solo exhibition, Finca de los Arandinos, Logroño, Spain 2019 - November • Joint exhibition, Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany 1996 - February • Textile art solo exhibition, Art Gallery Ruse, Ruse, Bulgaria