“BEHIND THE CHRISTMAS TREE”
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – EXHIBITION OF CARTOONS
Art Gallery Serdica and the Union of Bulgarian Artists (UBA), Cartoon Section present the best works of 17 prominent Bulgarian cartoonists: Lyubomir Mihaylov, Ivaylo Tsvetkov, Walex Alexandrov, Alla and Chavdar Georgievi, Maya Tcholakova, Milko Dikov, Dilliana Nikolova, Trayko Popov, Margarita Yancheva, Svetla Hristova, Miroslav Bozhkov, Halit Aytoslu, Gencho Simeonov, Anatoliy Stankulov, Galina Pavlova, Hristo Nedyalkov and Valentin Georgiev.
“BEHIND THE CHRISTMAS TREE” presents for the second time, before Christmas, established Bulgarian cartoonists with cheerful graphic surprises for fans of the genre and is about to become a tradition for the art space at the Art Gallery Serdica. In addition to original cartoons, the exhibition presents satirical drawings, digital watercolor graphics and painting techniques. High-quality prints of cartoons will be shown, the prices of which will start from BGN 40. The topics are, as always, varied, but this time without political satire as the main “inspiration” of our everyday life.
“Ironic graphics, in particular cartoons, are better known and recognizable as a propaganda tool for creating and focusing in crises and critical situations, as a means of criticism, satire and achieving goals. The other side of cartoons as an art is for fun, even in the fog of viruses,” said Valeri Alexandrov, Secretary of the Cartoon Section at the UBA, adding that the pre-Christmas exhibition is an event loved by the public and in our case it is a review of the achievements of contemporary Bulgarian artists working in the field of cartoon.
Art Gallery Serdica is becoming a traditional host of the Christmas Cartoon Bazaar. A similar exhibition took place at the end of 2019, which attracted unprecedented interest from the public. The organizers expect that this time fans of the genre come and enjoy again the latest works of talented Bulgarian cartoonists. The exhibition is held in compliance with all anti-epidemic requirements required for such events.