Garudis between rocks and butterfly wings
1 December, 2017
An exhibition by the great artist of Bulgarian-Greek descent Mihalis Garudis has been opened at the Arte Gallery in Sofia. The collection presents 21 paintings spanning the entire range of themes and motifs characteristic of the master’s whimsical, surrealistic world - antiquity and its timeless statues, the sea and the rocks moulded by it, fragments of wood, pieces of rope, and rusty nails resembling remnants of long-ago shipwrecks. And also butterflies, the vibrating of whose wings is said to have the power to cause a tsunami on the opposite side of the Earth.
Mihalis Garudis’s works start a philosophical conversation with the viewer about the universe’s inexorable laws encapsulated by the short human life.
An alumnus of the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Garudis has been living and working in Thessaloniki since 1986, but periodically returns to Bulgaria for his shows. The current exhibition, for the opening of which the artist travelled especially from Greece, will welcome visitors at Arte until 22 December.