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mix media paintings
During her artist residency in 2019 in New York, Raytchev started working with oil paints. She developed her unique signature style by contrasting oils with other mediums such as enamel, spray paint, paper collages.
Paintings from 2019-2021 commented and discussed female empowerment, power dynamics in relationships, healing and nature.
She exhibited the full body of work around this theme at her 2nd solo show held in 2021 at S&P Gallery in London.
Raytchev first body of work led to her first solo show in London’s Notting Hill in 2015. She personally interviewed addicts in recovery and created large scale abstract portraits.
Spiked detail, texture and strong brush strokes, juxtaposed with detail and sensual line work describes Raytchev’s style from 2016-2019.
from early work to independent small collections
small works works on paper
Raytchev has been drawing since childhood. Classically trained in life drawing and still like, these charcoal sketches and self portraits have been done when she was 16, whist she was enrolled at Plymouth College.
Collage, drawings and illustrations continued to be Raytchev favourite medium until 2011 when she graduated from London College of Fashion.
She created a commissioned set inspired by human psyche for King’s College and once in a while continues to release small collections. Sketches, writing and collage maintain to be Raytchev’s primary source of idea creation.