Founder, Artist and Designer
Art by Ilian
Born in Sofia, Bulgaria, Ilian Rachov starts his artistic career like
self-taught man in 1988 realizing copies of medieval orthodox icons and frescoes,re-discovering ancient techniques of gilding methods and how to engrave after the golden backgrounds of the icons. His personal elaboration of that kind of old techniques and his modern view of this very antique art helps him to develop an own personal and unmistakable style in the iconography field.
This makes him very popular in Bulgaria and outside of the borders ,finding him many estimators and followers.
Many of his icons and oil paintings are properties of Museums and churches in Bulgaria, Germany, Spain and Italy.
From 2003 till 2006 Ilian created for VERSACE and VERSACE Home Collection six collections with baroque pattern designs used for prints on scarves ,fabrics ,clothes ,cushions ,lamps,ties and bed spreads …used till now by Versace in their actual collections. Some of his scarfs and clothes created for VERSACE were wear by celebrities like Christina Aguilera, Donatella Versace, Elton John, Madonna and more.
In 2014 Ilian Rachov realized the Portrait of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. This portrait was displayed during the most exclusive supercar show in the world TOP MARQUES MONACO 2014 by MAC Monaco Artist Connection.
Being an artist with high aesthetic sense he exhibit some of his more
important works during the MISS World Italy in Milan and he was called to be a jury for important events like Miss Cinema Italy, Mister made in Italy Piedmont, MISS FERRARI etc.During his artistic career he participated in various Television shows like artist and expert of Art.
Ilian Rachov with Barbara Castellani at theOpening of his artevent in Rome.
Portrait of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
Versace Design by Ilian Rachov
Penelope Cruz Painting by Ilian Rachov