Georgi Andonov

contemporary

biography

Education BA degree, College of Fine Art, Kasanlak. PHD masters degree in fine arts in the National Academy

EXHIBITIONS
1986 BIANALE OF THE ROSE -group - KASANLAC
1987 ART CENTER -group -KASANLAC
1988 ART CENTER -group - KASANLAC
1989 CITY GALLERY -group -BURGAS
1989 "500 YEARS REVOLUTION" -group -PARIS
1990 CITY GALLERY -group -KASANLAC
1991 DEISIS GALLERY -solo - SOFIA
1991 UNIKAT GALLERY -group - SOFIA
1992 DOSEF GALLERY --group -SOFIA
1993 SAPIO GALLERY -group -SOFIA
1994 "B.STAMENOV" GALLERY -group -VIENNA
1995-1997 COL TEMPO GALLERY -solo -SOFIA
1999 REGENCY PALACE HOTEL -solo - LEBANON
1999 BEIRUT HALL "LA FIAD" -group - Beirut
1999 NOAH'S ARK GALLERY -group - Beirut
2000 Gallery "Mogabgab" -group - Beirut
2000 Hotel "Vandom" , presented by Mogabgab's gallery - solo - Beirut
2001 Hotel "Intercontinental" , presented by Mogabgab's gallery - solo - Beirut
2002 Hotel "Metropoliten" , presented by Mogabgab's gallery - solo - Beirut
2004 Gallery "Mogabgab"
2004 WILLIAM MERRILL GALLERY -solo CALIFORNIA
2005 Mogabgab Gallery -group - Dubai
2006 Mogabgab Gallery -group - Beirut
2007 Mogabgab Gallery -solo - London

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
BULGARIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, LEBANON, AUSTRIA, SPAIN,UNITED KINGDOM,USA , UAE , JORDAN, Dubai, Canada, Tunisia , Malissia , New Zealand , Some of my works are displayed in the Fine Art Academy Museum in Sofia near the work of Christo.

artist statement

I believe that art should express beauty and joy. There is a longing for romantic nostalgia in my work.

I believe that each painting should be a distillation of reality rather than a direct representation.

I am driven to render familiar images and present them to the viewer in their most extreme form. Each painting is a symbol.

I want my paintings to reflect a feeling of timelessness, choosing subjects devoid of any contemporary characteristics -monkey, rose, silent row of umbrellas on an empty beach.

I am torn by the dichotomy caused by the uncomfortable bedfellows of my modern sensibilities and my respect for the old masters.