Rossen Daskalov

  • Faculty
  • Bespoke Courses Faculty
  • Alumni, 2004


Rossen Daskalov studied in an art school in Sofia, Bulgaria and later graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London. In 2003 he was accepted as a Drawing Year student at The Prince's Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School). His work has been exhibited in national competitions including the BP Portrait Award in 2001, the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2004 and Barbican Art Thrust in 2010. In 2012 he won a public art commission from Southwark Council to create a permanent sculptural bench for Camberwell Green in South London. He lives and works in London and currently teaches Etching at the Royal Drawing School. 

On drawing

Visual signals alert our consciousness and guide the realisation of our impulse and its response. A simple line carries vitality and a quick sketch recharges with freshness and curiosity the way I see the world. The reality that emerges through drawing is deeper and helps me to grasp and imagine any fleeting sensation. In the process of studying form, thoughts and feelings are embodied in a concrete dimension that uncovers a whole spectrum of meaning. 

Drawing is an act of sharing, a communion with light, it allows one to perceive a live source and to transmit life back into it. 

Rossen Daskalov