George Ianaki

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

George Ianaki

United States

George Ianaki (Georgi) studied painting and drawing at the Kazanlack School of Arts and Design and holds a M.A. Degree in traditional classical painting from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria.

After years of modern abstract paintings, Georgi has returned to traditional chiaroscuro portraits and figurative scenes inspired by Neo-classicism and mythology. Georgi's paintings combine the bestial and the divine, transporting ones subconscious into reality. They imply situations, events, or relationships that are suggestive and not directly expressed. This imbues them with an engaging sense of mystery.

Georgi has exhibited in U.S., Europe, Mexico, and Japan. He lives and works in Washington, DC.

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