Jan Royce Gallery

Victor Kirov was born in Dobrich, Bulgaria in 1987. In 1992 his family immigrated to South Africa. He found himself entrenched in the world of computers and, from an early age, helped his father, in his metal design and fabrication business, with computer aided design work.

Throughout his schooling Victor was interested in art and dabbled in sketching, digital art and 3D design and animation. After matriculating, Victor completed degrees in Mechatronics Engineering and in Computer Science. After working in the IT world as a software developer for 3 years he realised that a desk job was not for him and, in May 2014, he began his full-time apprenticeship under his father, Rado Kirov, who had created a unique technique of manipulating stainless steel and was, by this time, an established artist in stainless steel sculpture.In his art, Victor is constantly trying new techniques of fabrication, incorporating and combining new materials, and blurring the line between art and technology.