Boris Sarikov grew up in Bulgaria near the Northern Thracian valley which in 1989 inspired his development in the tradition of Thracian toreutics. His works are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Sarikov’s figures depict the duality of man by capturing in metal an uncertain confidence in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. Sarikov studied at the Technical University of Bulgaria in artistic metallurgy, has 8 years of experience in antique metal craftsmanship on gold and silver, taught sculpting for 2 years, and owned and operated a bronze sculpture casting foundry for over 10 years. He specializes in chasing and respoussé, lost-wax bronze casting and works with other media such as stone, wood, clay, plaster, and wax--incorporating techniques from Antiquity through the Renaissance to Modern and Contemporary Art. Sarikov’s works have been exhibited at the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead, Minnesota; the Downtown Art Gallery in Fargo, North Dakota; and the Royal St. Art Gallery in Aspen, Colorado. In 2013, he won Best Sculpture at the Muse Gallery from the Art Coalition of Longmont. His works are the possessions of the Belgian royal family and private collectors from Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Zurich, Munich, and Osaka.