About the exhibition
The Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie presents the famous Parisian silver sculptor Goudji in an exclusive solo exhibition. After his first successes in Moscow, Goudji Amachoukelis (* 1941) began his international career in 1978 when he moved to Paris and accepted French citizenship. For over forty years the artist has been creating inspiring silver sculptures for the most important institutions of the Paris Salon International, for the Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris and for the treasury of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
The opening of the exhibition “Goudji” will take place on Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 7 pm. In addition, a color catalog will be published for the exhibition.
Already in the former Soviet Union, Goudji learned to skillfully forge iron and steel. This knowledge, which increasingly inspired him to learn the art of silversmithing in Paris, is still used by the sculptor today to create his own special tools for creating the work. In addition to gold, precious and semi-precious stones, silver, or even vermeil, which was subsequently coated with gold, are Goudji's preferred materials for the creation of his unique figurative sculptures and imaginative objects.
Every work that is presented to the “Bureau de la Garantie de Paris” before it is published speaks to the rhythm of traditional, individual technology and innovative creativity. Mythical animals that seem to spring directly from Goudji's dreams and creatures with mythical connotations cavort on the first floor of the gallery and together develop a unique arrangement of mythological vision and contemporary art.
Goudji's exclusive works have also been exhibited in important museums in Paris, London, New York and Tokyo and are a central part of the liturgical collection of Pope John Paul II. In addition to numerous other honors, he was named Chevalier des “Ordre de la Légion d 'honneur' appointed by President Nicolas Sarkozy.
From 28 November 2019 to 15 January 2020 the exhibition "Goudji" will be presented in the Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie.
Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.