Daniel Nikolov’s art is characterised by an instinctive and visionary approach, which transports the observer into a fascinating dimension, the expression of an unconscious that emerges during the creative process. The blank canvas thus becomes an extraordinary opportunity to let oneself be led by the most authentic sensations of the moment, without a draft or a precise idea, capturing the very essence of an emotion. This aspect is harmoniously combined with Daniel’s experimental nature, which pushes him to create always different combinations of materials and textures, which on the one hand coincides with the diversity of the subjects represented, and on the other hand helps the viewer to approach each work in different way. For example AKASH, one of the works presented for F**K U, immediately projects the gaze into a cosmic dimension, inspired by the Akashic registers. The composition – based on leaden and dark tones – is illuminated by a distant glow, and by small indistinct shapes on the right side of the painting. Although the idea that inspired the creation of the work refers to the journey of astral creatures, the artist still leaves the viewers the freedom to develop their own interpretation, and to recognise a different and personal reality. The same idea is expressed in an even freer form in UNDERWORLD, in which the artist seems to exhort the observer to a proactive role, inducing him – with a blue magnetic background – to imagine his own version of a remote world in which cach individual one can come face to face with the most intimate and essential aspects of one’s interiority. The choice of the primary colors yellow and red does not seem casual, since they symbolically represent the most ardent passions of the human soul. With UNTITLED, the artist focuses on contrasting colors of acrylic, worked layer by layer, reminiscent of the concept of the sublime in nineteenth-century art, used to describe a beauty so absolute as to be almost frightening. It is no coincidence that the inspiration for the creation of the work came from the extreme landscape of Antarctica, a place as inhospitable as it is able to offer amazing natural spectacles like a bloody sunset reflected on the water.