• Portraits

    Danco Kalcev cherishes two parallel approaches: one in the realm of abstraction, and the other in figurative art. In both he is equally convincing and dexterous painter.In the area of figuration, in addition to still life, he paints portraits of his contemporaries.  The portraits are drawn with confidence and painted in the classical manner to satisfy the basic intention: the painted portrait is intended to be a lively evocation of the original, with the person's characteristic comportment and recognizable appearance. Kalcev is an artist of the realist portrait, but he also like to make it pleasing to the person commissioning it; he knows how to highlight the psychological traits, but also to stylize or embellish in order to create the effect of the pleasantness of the model.