Belgian Artist to Paint Mural in Downtown Sofia

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Belgian artist Gijs Vanhee will paint a mural in the centre of Sofia, starting work on the project on July 18, the organizers of his visit to Bulgaria said. The finished mural on 23 Khan Asparuh Street near the pedestrian section of Vitosha Boulevard will be unveiled on July 22.

Vanhee will arrive in Sofia on the occasion of the 16th edition of Days of Belgium in Bulgaria. 

The project is implemented with the financial aid of National Culture Fund, the One-year Grant '21 programme, and the Belgian Embassy in Bulgaria and in partnership with the Belgium-Bulgaria-Luxembourg Business Club and 0511 Designs.<'/p>

Gijs Vanhee, born in Mechelen in 1982, is an illustrator who has been interested in street art since his teen years. He creates narrative drawings in which animals, quite often birds, play a leading role. The search for freedom forms the common thread throughout his work, as well as the balance between nature and society.

Source: BNA