"I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Because knowledge is limited, while the imagination covers the whole world and everything there will one day be to know and understand, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." - Albert Einstein
With great pleasure from June 10 to July 7, 2021 Le Papillon Art Gallery presents the latest dramatic stories, transformed into paintings by the talented artist with inexhaustible imagination Christo Yotov. Served with an elegant sense of humor, these captivating imaginary tales of people and their ordinary life passions often affect as a wonderful film or theatrical production. All his paintings show the rich soul and the high intellect of the artist, deep knowledge of human nature and his ability to have fun, to observe the world from the high position of a creator who loves his characters. And in combination with his fine painting feeling, his virtuoso handling of the brush, mixing classic techniques and daring experiments, his complex multi-figure compositions engulf the viewer's attention like the magic of an ancient magician.
The works of Christo Yotov invariably capture the attention of every viewer with a curious spirit and high artistic requirements and are eagerly awaited by collectors from several continents and connoisseurs of contemporary art. Yotov is able to compose philosophical stories through his paintings - strange and unprecedented, in which the main role is assigned to the Person and his/her experiences. With picturesque persuasiveness, a thin brush, often resorting to surreal techniques, he skillfully recreates the rich range of emotional states that his characters go through - from inner struggle, through determination, discovery enthusiasm and happiness, to ecstasy and euphoria. With ease, but in complex compositions, as if as a shot, capturing the movement and transformation, Yotov reveals to us a parallel reality in which everything is possible and achievable. There we can trace our reactions and values in a veiled and coded way, through the symbol characteristic of his manner. In the plots, as part of his turbulent dreams, we recognize the universal features of various characters placed in an extreme situation. Very often in the paintings the main plot line is supplemented by elements that escape the consciousness at the first meeting with the work. When we dive, however deeper, the hidden faces, objects and elements stand out one after the other, often from the dark and everything falls into place - the viewer discovers the logical connection, which becomes obvious.
Yotov is an artist with undeniably rich emotionality and imagination. His characters are bearers of imaginary expressions, some hidden behind masks, others expressing pure frank strong emotions, but all are active participants in the spectacle of life, where each of us can find himself.
The main meaning of high-class art is to definitely provoke the audience's thought, to magnetically capture the attention, but also to imperceptibly upgrade the viewer's awareness, to develop his emotional intelligence and aesthetic censorship. This additional award is given to the fans of Yotov's work, together with the good mood from the colorful funny plots, as well as the mental puzzle - a challenge for the intelligent observer, all presented with a very high level of painting with fine details and beautiful sculptural forms.