Bulgarian artist, Georgi Andonov, believes that “art should express beauty and joy.” Andonov works in many mediums and genres, and his paintings draw from the inclination to nostalgia. Working with deference to the masters, he creates paintings that are strikingly contemporary, though without specific timely references. Andonov graduated from the National Art Academy in 1990. He has managed an owned galleries in Beirut, Lebanon, and has exhibited extensively in Bulgaria, where he’s resided since 2006. He has also exhibited in London, Dubai, Greece, Prague, Berlin, Istanbul, Vienna, and Los Angeles. In addition to his work as an artist, Andonov is passionate about his work with Contemporary Art Society, bringing art to a wider audience, in partnership with Art Contemporian/Fadi Mogabgab Gallery (Beirut), the latter with which Andonov has been associated since 1998.