Ernaste Nasimo

People know me by the names of Naste, Nasimo, Kardami Kapila Das or by my birth name Stanislav Trifonov

I started my artistic development as part of Bulgaria’s very first graffiti wave in the 90s.

I have painted murals in Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Greece, Kosovo, Turkey, India, China and Russia.

In 2009 I came with the term #Fine Graff Art which I believe is to be the child of graffiti and classical paintings.

My approach technically is to meet the rеbellious expression of the street art and the fine delicacy of the traditional painting. I am doing this by using mixed media – oil, acrylic, spray, markers, and rollers. As I love to stretch with the changing world, I am looking forward to finding my way of working with the possibilities of technology also.

As for my approach philosophically – I am searching for themes that will always be relevant even after our death and I figure out that no other social, political, religious, national, or local event, nothing from the outside will be as relevant in the great spawn of life as our internal life of souls having human experience.

I love cross-field collaborations and for the most part of my 7 solo exhibitions I’ve collaborated with some other great artists recognized in their field so we can really immerse spectators into an experience.


2004, Nicholas Ganz and Tristan Manco, “Graffiti world” – The first Graffiti Bible, 3 of my works were on the cover + I had also a profile of 4 pages in it.

2008, K. Iosifidis “Mural art” – I had a profile of 2 pages in it “Brain Damage” Graffitti magazine- “Bulgaria Explodes” – I had a profile in it

2012, Collective, “Bulgarian New wave”

And my books:

2007, Ernaste Nasimo, “Napalm graffix”

2011, Ernaste Nasimo, “A graffiti of cats”

2019, Ernaste Nasimo, “25 years of Nasimo, The sketchbook”

2022, Ernaste Nasimo, “The Supper box”

Solo exhibitions

2009 – ‘Scratching Instinct’- Gallery 1908 , Sofia, Bulgaria

2009 – ‘Scratching Instinct’ – The Fall Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

2010 – ‘Lov You’- 5 Open Art Space Gallery, Sofia , Bulgaria

2010 – ‘East meet East’- Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London, England

2011 – ‘V.I.T.R.I.O.L.’- Gallery 1908 ,Sofia, Bulgaria

2013 – ‘The Source’ – Gallery 1908 ,Sofia, Bulgaria

2016 – ‘There is a Light’ – Urban Creatures, IEC , Sofia , Bulgaria

2018 – ‘There is a Light’ – European night of Museums and Galleries, Varna, Bulgaria

2019 – ‘Life is a Study’ Fine Graff Art Exhibition + ’25 Years of Nasimo:Sketchbook’ Release 

2022 – “The Supper” – “Nirvana” gallery, Fine Graff Art Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria

Group exhibitions

2010 – ‘East meet East’- Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London, England

2019 – ’28 European Stars’ – Go Gallery – Amsterdam, Netherlands (participation)

2020 – ‘A Window to Childhood’, National Gallery, Bulgaria (featured artist and curator)

Artistic education

1998-2003 Fine art at “St. Cyril and St. Methodius”, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


2016 -‘Enlightener of the Walls’ by Bulgarian National Television and FM+ Radio

2018 – Contribution towards Culture in category of ‘Fine Arts’ by Municipal of Targovishte

2022 – John Dalton Art Prize – 1 Grand art prize for figurative artist

Brands I’ve worked with