This curated selection is an intriguing exploration of boundless imagination and wistful nostalgia.

Emma Vakarelova transports her audience on an enthralling voyage that seamlessly blends elements of imagination and reality. Each piece provides a look into the artist’s distinct poetic voice and invites viewers to ponder the beauty of everyday items, treasured memories, and the wonder of the human experience.

Emma Vakarelova is a Bulgarian visual artist and director of animated films, currently living and working in France.

Throughout her artistic journey, Vakarelova has explored captivating surrealist illustrations and paintings.

Emma Vakarelova’s imaginative world came to life in a mesmerizing 2D animated poem, “J'ai tant rêvé de toi” (I have dreamed of you so much), demonstrating her mastery in blending poetry and art.

She honed her artistic skills at La Poudriere, where she directed several short films. In 2007, she illustrated her first book, "The Snowdrop" (Perce Neige).

Vakarelova has held four solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and England, showcasing her paintings and sculptures. Her contributions have been recognized through prestigious awards at international illustration and animation festivals in France, Korea, the United States, Bulgaria, Japan, and other countries.


  • Emma Vakarelova Angel (2021) Ink, pencil and gouache on paper (Unframed)

  • Emma Vakarelova Leaf Fall I (2010) Acrylic on canvas

  • Emma Vakarelova Leaf Fall II (2010) Acrylic on canvas

  • Emma Vakarelova Leaf Fall III Acrylic on canvas

  • Emma Vakarelova Ornament (2019) Ink on paper (Unframed)

  • Emma Vakarelova Swing (2019) Ink on paper (Unframed)

  • Emma Vakarelova The Chair (2017) Gouache on paper (Framed)

  • Emma Vakarelova The Girl and the Star (2018) Oil on canvas (framed)


Discover emerging artists

Latest Articles

Yinka Shonibare | The Crowning

Yinka Shonibare: Navigating Identity Through Cultural Interchange

Yinka Shonibare explores colonialism, authenticity, identity, and power relations through his paintings, photographs, videos, and installations. Raised speaking Yoruba and immersed in British and American media, Shonibare’s work reflects a blend of influences and a questioning of cultural purity. Born in London in 1962, Shonibare was struck by transverse myelitis early in his art school journey, leading to paralysis on

Read More »
Chiharu Shiota | The Extended Line | Art Basel

Art Basel 2024: Overview

Art Basel 2024 has turned out to be an incredible edition, with an enlarged city-wide program featuring new and returning sectors, public art installations, and 285 top global galleries from 40 countries displaying stunning paintings, sculptures, photographs, and digital art. Art Basel, the largest and most esteemed fair for modern and contemporary art, revealed a dominant theme: an abundance of

Read More »
Joan Mitchell | Sunflowers

Art Basel 2024: Market Pulse

Contrary to the persistent doomsday narratives in the art market, Art Basel 2024 opened with a record-breaking first day. Top-tier galleries reported solid sales, including multi-million-dollar purchases, highlighting the tenacity and ongoing demand in the art market. The top galleries, such as Gagosian, Hauser & Wirth, Pace, White Cube, and David Zwirner, remain relatively unaffected by the current market conditions,

Read More »
Crèvecoeur's Booth | Art Basel

Art Basel 2024: Must-See Booths

From a captivating roster of iconic artists to the debut of young, up-and-coming names, the galleries at the fair offer a diverse array of artists. Each booth underscores the galleries’ unique contributions to the art world, from experimental works to thematic exhibits. Here are our highlights of must-see booths… Pace Gallery booth, featuring renowned painters like Agnes Martin, Pablo Picasso,

Read More »
Yoshitomo Nara | Guggenheim Bilbao

Yoshitomo Nara at the Guggenheim Bilbao: A Thematic Retrospective

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is hosting Yoshitomo Nara’s first major European museum exhibition. Renowned for his bold, cartoon-like depictions of children with exaggerated features, Nara captures a spectrum of emotions, from defiance to introspection. The retrospective offers a compelling journey through his artistic evolution. The exhibition features a wide array of Yoshitomo Nara’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations from 1984

Read More »
Vivian Maier | Fotografiska

Vivian Maier at The Fotografiska New York: Chronicles of Everyday Life

Vivian Maier: Unseen Work at The Fotografiska New York exhibits over 200 of Vivian Maier’s works, showcasing both her famous black and white street scenes and her lesser-known color photographs. Maier captures fleeting moments of human connection, often focusing on the small details that people usually overlook in their everyday lives. The exhibition delves into the comprehensive body of Maier’s

Read More »

Contact us

Fill in the form below to inquire about this artwork.

Join our newsletter and grab your free copy of Best Exhibitions Around the World in 2024.


Plus, continue to stay updated on the contemporary art world through a weekly digest of headlines and our own new articles!