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Under the high patronage of the Ambassador of Sweden to Bulgaria, H.E. Mrs Louise Bergholm, Gallery 2.0 in cooperation with the Bulgarian Musical Society has the pleasure to present the art exhibition “Trans Europa” .
The exhibition began with the performance of the Great Voices of Bulgaria choir and was organized on the occasion of the Bulgarian presidency of the European Union. It revisits atmospheres and personalities from the European history of 20th century.

Many of the themes are collected from the Balkans and specifically Bulgaria. In some cases the work is based and inspired by the Bulgarian portraitist Dimitar Giudjenov like the paintings of the two Bulgarian WW1 Generals, Krastyu Marinov and Danail Nikolaev.

General de Gaulle, Kemal Attatürk and other strong leaders appear as well, reminding us about courage in a time when many old demons from darker times reappear in the present European reality. The narrative is balanced by female beauty like Brigitte Bardot and Princess Grace of Monaco.

Fabian Edelstam has always been attracted to history and fascinated by the European cultural heritage.His works are a combination of painting and canvas photography, using the mosaic principle.
“By splitting  the images and then reconstructing them the author seeks a deeper reality. As if they were snapshots of a childhood memory or an historic event – some pieces will be lost, some will be misplaced or put back in disorder. As with the human memory – there will always be lacunas and omissions – a process of disintegration.”
Louise Bergholm
Ambassador of Sweden to Bulgaria.

Fabian Edelstam was born in Stockholm where he studied at the prestigious Beckmans School of Design, then at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. From the 90th he lives and works in Paris.

His works have been exhibited in the European Parliament, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, the Charles de Gaulle Memorial in France, the Parliament of Luxembourg, NATO and belong to many private collections such as that of Prince Albert of Monaco, the Swedish royal family, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and more.