If I were born a god, I would paint with Light, but I am born a man so I paint with colour and creative obsession.
GEORGI Danevski (July 25, 1947) is a world renowned painter, iconographer and muralist. Throughout his professional career, Georgi’s talents have been in high demand. His lifelike iconic figures and vibrant compositions don the walls and ceilings of churches across Europe and North America. He is known for his masterful interpretation of the Byzantine art form and is “…hailed as having elevated the art of Byzantine iconography to a new and breathtaking plateau.” [in Tiffany Hsieh]
GEORGI is also known for his work on canvas. He has created a wide array of expressions in style with a broad and steady demand for his work across Europe and North America by private collectors, museums and galleries. Georgi has a particular passion for painting Arabian horses.
“The sheer majesty and beauty of his wild stallions defy description…No artist in history has ever captured the essence of wild horses as GEORGI Danevski.” [Helen Chaiton]
“The creative scenes of the past are represented in harmony with the present and future, depicting a hymn of many voices of which I am proud to make a contribution.” [GEORGI]
GEORGI Painting the altar walls of St. Dimitrijus, Canada. Photo: Boris Spremo, Toronto Star.
“GEORGI Danevski is to painting what Michelangelo is to sculpting. Although they are artists centuries apart, they share the same Muse. The artistry of Georgi Danevski exuberates with passion and power. The sheer majesty and beauty of his wild stallion defy description. The man, the artist and the beast seem as one centrifugal force. It is as thought the supernatural wizardry of the elements: Fire, Water, Wind and Thunder surge forth in a cacophony of sound and fury.” [Sandquist]
“GEORGI breathes his own breath into the flesh of his horses. The blood surging through their veins pulses through his own. The passage of Millennia serve as a natural shadow. The cadence of hooves resonate a bridge between civilizations.” [Chaiton]
GEORGI has had many individual exhibitions and is the recipient of numerous awards in Europe. Several documentaries of his life have been filmed including “Icons of God’s Eyes.” filmed in cooperation with the Vatican and the Italian television, in collaboration with the Film Company of San Paolo as well as “Georgi Danevski: Confessions of the Heart” – by OMNI filmed on location in Toronto and Macedonia 2010.
OMNI Documentary film producer and director, Yancoff states:
“There is only one GEORGI Danevski; he is a genuine national treasure.”
1. “He is being hailed as ‘having elevated the art of Byzantine iconography to a new and breathtaking plateau.'” in article Inspired Painter Takes Mural Route, Hsieh, Tiffany. Markham Economist and Sun. April 11, 2009.
2. Chaiton, Helen. in Man. Civilization. Horses. Georgi Danevski. Sandquist, Trevor. Trevor Allan Gallery. 207 Queen’s Quay West. M5J 1A7. 1995.
3. Danevski, Georgi. in Man. Civilization. Horses. Georgi Danevski. Trevor Allan Gallery. 207 Queen’s Quay West. M5J 1A7. 1995.
4. Sandquist, Trevor. in Man. Civilization. Horses. Georgi Danevski. Trevor Allan Gallery. 207 Queen’s Quay West. M5J 1A7. 1995.
5. Chaiton, Helen. in Man. Civilization. Horses. Georgi Danevski. Sandquist, Trevor. Trevor Allan Gallery. 207 Queen’s Quay West. M5J 1A7. 1995.
6. OMNI Media Release. OMNItv.ca. Friday, March 5, 2010. Georgi Danevski: Confessions of the Heart.