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Hristo Staikov Gaberov

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10 "Doiran" Street
6600 Kardjali
Bulgaria
phone: (+359) 361 6 21 37
mobile: (+359) 887 26 00 32
e-mail: gaber@mail.bg

Hristo Gaberov was born in Kardzhali, Bulgaria in 1973. He graduated fine arts painting in St. Cyril and St. Metodius University of Veliko Tarnovo. He has been a member of the Union of Bulgarian artists since 2000.

Hristo Gaberov takes part in many group and one-man exhibitions troughout Bulgaria. Some of his art works are property of private collectors from Portugal, USA, The Netherlands, South Africa, etc.

In Sep, 2nd 1999 Hristo Gaberov and the traveler Volodia Sorokin started a bike trip from Bulgaria to South Africa trough the Middle East – Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Egypt – 5500km for two months and a half. They flew between Cairo and Nairobi, Kenya. After that, again on the bikes, they rode trough Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe down to South Africa – 7000km. The travelers got back to Europe in the spring of 2000. They flew from Johannesburg to Lisbon Portugal, then again with the bikes they rode trough Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and finally Bulgaria -4500 km total in Europe. There were no sponsors. Hristo and Sorokin had $ 1000 each.

The whole trip lasted 300 days, the travelers passed trough 23 countries on three continents, and rode the bikes for 16500 km. Hristo and Volodia got back in Sofia, Bulgaria in June,16th 2000. After all this, Hristo painted 22 new pictures with African motives.

“To be a great living artist you must connect your art with the living. Many great works of art are appreciated because of the stories they tell, a glimpse from a time or journey without cameras or video equipment. However, today, to appreciate the artwork from a living artist, one seeks what our eyes lack in our busy days of technology. We find ourselves in awe of the ability of an artist to capture the beauty that surrounds us yet somehow our own eyes miss. That is the true talent of Bulgarian Artist, Hristo Garberov. He focuses on the beauty of diverse cultures, on a journey that can only be told on a canvas with great emotion to detail. As my eyes scanned the walls, I noticed that this artist knew about love. Love for mankind, love for nature, love for his homeland, Bulgaria, but most of all love for GOD. “Teri Shields