Homage a Buren. A Pineapple with Columns and Stripes.
I have created this Pineapple as a homage to the work of the great French artist Daniel Buren. His conceptual universe of equally distributed stripes is a testament to the determination and motivation of a truly innovative idea.
Spikey the Pineapple
Spikey is a Pineapple. I imagine that to get to the sweet pulp of the pineapple, you have to dig through the layers of spikes. I drew this pineapple using red and black ink and focusing mainly on the shapes that it conveys. Some of them are abstract and some of them not so much but all of them make sense together.
Coffee Stained Pineapple
This is a pineapple. I made it because once I have spilled my last drops of coffee onto a blank sheet of paper. This paper became my new Coffee Pineapple. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy drinking coffee and i assure you it's luscious lines will seduce you. (Coffee Stained Pineapple, ink and coffee on paper, 29.5 x 21 cm, 2018)
Cactus on Electric Orange
The Cactus is king of the island plants. It reigns over hot and arid lands. It contains the vital juices of life within it's thick skin. It brings green to places where green has left. I contemplated the essential nature of the cactus as a provider of life and hope and I interpreted it into a perfect image. On an electric orange background (symbolizing the scorching heat of the desert) the plant majestically rises with it's multicolored leaves - to symbolize it's multiplicity of roles in the cycle of life. Cactus on Electric Orange (100x80cm, oil on canvas, 2017 - Private Collection)
Looking to make a great many Pineapples, I have begun creating all kinds of weird images. This, I imagine, is the way a Freudian Pineapple would look like. With hands reaching out from the deepest depths of the Psyche and protruding into the void of the unknown.
Cactus on Grey Gradient
A cactus is the best inspiration with their rounded shapes - they are like beautifully shaped sculptures of nature's own design. I wanted to convey the fact that each shape is distinct from the other - that is why i colored each cactus leaf in a different and powerfully colorful gradient. Cactus on Grey Gradient (100x80cm, oil on canvas, 2017, Private Collection)
Towards the Light, 100x127.5 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
This painting is made using the traditional Flemish method of under painting and glazing. I chose this technique because it conveys the message of light and powerful energy that is contained in the image.
As the dancers reach for the light, their bodies become defined by the light itself, they exist where the light exists. The ellipses on the ground are a perfect geometrical match to the bells generating the light. (Towards the Light, 100x127.5 cm, oil on canvas, 2018)
Touch my deepest Feelings, 29.5x21 cm, ink on paper, 2018
Part of Eden, 127,5x100cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Eden is where we believe in perfection. Eden is the place with no danger. This is Part of Eden.
I am inspired by the story of Eden and wanted to show a bit of what it would be like to actually see it in an image. I chose a picture of a jungle that I took in 2018 on a trip into the wilderness. (Part of Eden, 127,5 x100 cm, oil on canvas, 2018)
Afterlife, 200x200cm, oil on canvas, 2017
"Afterlife" is part of a broader project called "Dreams and Vanities" - It is a work where I engage the theme of death vs. dream in a playful, colorful and very serious way.
Original Story - 170x160cm, oil on canvas, 2016
The conscious, the subconscious and the unconscious mind - all working together to achieve a higher level of consciousness.
I dig deep below the surface and then dive again below that into a myriad of colors and amazing shapes and figures.
Fly with Guilt (200x200 cm, 2011, oil on canvas, private collection)
Focusing on the way we all relate to the subject of guilt, punishment and sexual desire, I have created an attempt to portray a situation of uncertainty. This image is a kind of Schroedinger's cat - we cannot say precisely what situation is described, yet we can fully comprehend that it is very dramatic.
Porcelaine Tenerife 160x170cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Around the corner there was a kitschy porcelain shop. In the window there, I photographed a few of the figurines: a dancer with lavish moves, a woman expressing freedom and some children figures infused with melancholy.
I put them all together in a collage of pictures that I took on the island of Tenerife in 2015.
This is the NOW (150x150cm, digital work, 2017)
I often choose my topics based on random images that I collect from the net. It's a process of continuous selection and purging through tons of material.
Have Faith (90x90cm, oil on canvas, 2017)
I chose a theme of contrast and color - a theme where I could speak about many issues at the same time.
Wish I knew You sooner, (150x150cm, digital work, 2017)
Choosing to represent assorted fragments of different universes creates a web of weak and strong symbolic connections: monkeys and fashion, fish and dancing under palm trees.
This all speaks about the relativity of our perceived reality.
Aim to the Heart _ 150x150cm_digital work_2017
Aiming high or aiming low, the heart is not always where we suspect it might be.
I love tackling issues of belief and habit within my paintings.
It's a challenge of grinding down my own deep-felt beliefs.
All is good (digital work, 200x200cm, 2015)
Swimming graciously in the open sea, while a giant war-ship approaches piercing through the waves - the synchronized swimmers have no care at all. Just like our approach to much of life's challenges: let's all do the same and hope for the best.
I was under a feeling of revolt: I had just witnessed an christian-orthodox wedding ceremony and the priest had said: "....and the woman shall obey to what her man says..." I came home and I painted this.
MicroPolitics_200x200 cm_oil on canvas _2015_
Sometimes, life is just a collection of moments. For this painting, I've collected some of the more iconic images of actors pointing guns in Hollywood movies that I could find.
The aim is blank, but you can imagine your own reaction when faced with such multiplied violence all at once.
Micropolitics is a statement about what it is we actually, subconsciously, retain from much of what interactions we have in the world.
Roadkill (oil on canvas, 170x150cm, 2010)
What are those last moments before a sudden death? What will I see? What will I feel? Maybe it will be like a tv-station loosing signal - with all its colors going pink.
Memory Empty (oil on canvas, 170x150cm, 2010)
What do you see here? Do you see the bride jumping to grab her prized baby? Or maybe you have spotted the Hulk-ish woman preparing to jump in a second. Either way, I bet you haven't noticed the happy dog in the foreground.
Cremaster (business as usual) (print on canvas, 200x200cm, 2012)
The relationship of power and domination between the strong and the weak has been an object of perpetual fascination within my range of subject matters. This work was originally exhibited at the "After Cremaster" exhibition in 2012 at the Caminul Artei Gallery of Bucharest. The theme of the exhibition was an ode to the great Matthew Barney and his epic work-cycle "Cremaster".
Circus Equilibrium _173x130cm_oil on canvas_2016
This amazing painting was made to order for a collector friend of mine in Switzerland. I chose the colors to represent the calmness and wisdom of serene choice. The equilibrium of life is a fragile balancing act that we accomplish everyday with more or less success.
circus equilibrium_230x190cm_oil on canvas_2012
Circus Equilibrium relates to a dream (a sensation) I had when I was a child: I felt as if I was carrying the whole world on my head. It was the feeling of being an Atlas - like a greed god who has both all the power and all the responsability all at once.
This became a drawing and then a series of two paintings.
Las Meninas (Bam - Bam - Bam) - 200x200cm, digital work, 2012
Velasquez's Meninas never ceased to impress me. Since I was a student I have been fascinated with the perfect composition, the imaginative juxtaposition of characters and the incredibly vast symbolism of this work.
There are many interpretations to the Meninas - i guess this is my version from that time.
Hot Shower (food & sister) (170x160cm - digital work - 2015)
I am interested in the process of creating new realities through gradual juxtaposition and subtraction. This composition contains images that I've found and re-contextualized into a new scenario.
Sweet Nectar - 170x160cm - digital work - 2015
Within the framework of a montage, I am interested in thought-provoking scenarios.
Missing bits and pieces of a scene - like people's faces or relevant gestures - I speculate on what our mind does to replace or create an acceptable story-line.
I fiddle around with images until a scene emerges and I am satisfied with the amount of uncertainty created.
War of Milk (oil on canvas, 200x250cm, 2012 - Private Collection)
I made "War of Milk" during my Erasmus scholarship in Leipzig, Germany in 2011. At the time, it was my most accomplished work - a piece where I had put all my effort and talent.
It spoke about justice, exploitation and weirdness of the capitalist system in a way that attracted a lot of criticism.
For a long time, I have been interested by cartoon characters and the way advertising uses them to convey simple messages.
The focus behind this painting was to displace the context in which "nice" and "cute" characters act and create a more threatening and challenging situation.
The Kiss _170x160cm_ulei pe panza _2015_private collection
I made "the Kiss" especially as a book cover for Adina Rosetti's "De 10 ori pe buze" - a book with short stories for teenagers. The story I've illustrated here was the moment of that first kiss and the exhilarating happiness and emotion it can produce.
Amazons (200x200cm, oil on canvas, 2012)
This work was created during my second Master's year in Bucharest. At that time, the old city centre was an uncontrolled place of debauchery and pornography - an open air disco with very few fire-exists and many buildings in danger of collapsing. Little did I know - a few years later we would have an unfortunate tragedy that changed all of that for the better.
Swarm - 2012 - digital work, Telekom Art Collection
For this digital work, I was curious to see how a perceived point of view could be ever-so-slightly skewed to reveal new meaning.
When in fact you notice that the fish swarm around the diver are in fact Snickers-bars, it's already too late.
On the Rocks (Snowboarder) (oil on canvas, 170x150cm, 2013)
I've created this work as part of my Master's project. The painting is a painted montage of myself snowboarding down a steep mountainside.
The dreamy sunset landscape interested me as part of a surreal aspect of snowboarding.
Rabbits in a boat (oil on canvas, 160x150cm2014)
Is this a tunnel of darkness or a tunnel of light? Are the three rabbits floating on air or on water? Are they rabbits or are they human?
The Questioning 2_100x100cm_digital montage_2015
Underwater-100x100cm-oil on canvas-2014 - private collection
something composition 4
The Questioning_100x100cm_digital montage_2015
Multiple Victory 100x100 cm oil-on-canvas-2015_JPG_72_DPI
hands 2-100x100cm-digital work-2014
pieces of the bear_digital work_100x100cm_2016
The Unnamed Pain_100x100cm_digital Montage_2015
Dominic-Petru_VIRTOSU_____Endless Relaxation_100x100cm_digital montage_2015
more of the same-80x60cm-digital work- 2014
Captured In Negative Spaces_80x100cm_digital montage_2015
Interstellar Entertainment 100x100cm, digital work, 2016
Inside an astronauts house, 100x100cm, digital work, 2016
Captured In Negative Space_80x100cm_digital montage_2015
Three Friends_120x160cm_digital montage_2014
All Season Granny, 100x100cm, digital work, 2015
What is THIS 100x100 cm oil-on-canvas 2015_JPG
Turning Tricks_ 100x100 cm_digital montage_ 2015_JPG
Bastet in the water_120x100 cm - oil on canvas - 2016_private collection
chips, cherries and lobsters_ digital work_100x80cm_2015
Holly&Daisy are cumming - oil on canvas - 100x100 - 2014 - 72DPI
In the Bushes_50x70cm_oil on canvas_2015_private collection
Interstellar Candy - 100x120cm - oil on canvas - 2013_private collection
Lasers - Horses - Astronauts_170x160cm_oil on canvas_2016
Life of Shaorm_150x150cm_digital montage_2014
Let Me In - 120x100 cm oil in canvas 2014 _resize
LookOverThere 160x150 cm _oil on canvas _2015
rabbit disco_170x160cm_oil on canvas_2013
Rabbits in a Boat (160x150 cm, oil on canvas, 2013)
We are all Unicorns - 120x120cm - oil on canvas - 2016_web
The Buck - 50x70cm - oil on canvas - 2016
air walk passage-170x160cm_oil on canvas_2013
the Gap_90x90cm-oil on canvas-2013
Where it all comes from_90x90cm_oil on canvas_2016
Abstract_170x160cm-oil on canvas - 2013
Batman with Batman_120x120cm_oil on canvas_2012
YesCats_120x120cm_oil on canvas_2016-private collection
33 cake_20x20cm_ink on paper_2017
All of That _ 29x41cm_2015
angels_100x70cm_ink on paper_2013
Convulsions -100- 29x21 cm - ink on canvas - 2015_big
I m quite simple _ big _29x21cm ink on paper 03-08-2015_private collection
Knight on Palm Tree_42x29cm_ink on paper_2015
Life not Fair_29xx42cm_ink on paper_2014
Linistea_29x21cm_ink on paper_2015
my heart is your playground_41x29cm_ink on paper_2015_private collection
split cello_29x21cm_ink on paper_2014
Starship Assembly _ big _29x21cm ink on paper 02-08-2015
SuckBetter in Nice_29x42cm_ink on paper_2014_
Tell me what to do _big_ - 29x21 cm - ink on paper - 06-08-2015
the fish0001_29x21cm_ink on paper_2014_private collection
the fish0002_29x21cm_ink on paper_2014
the fish0003_29x21cm_ink on paper_2014
the knights of Tenerife_42x29cm_ink on paper_2015
The less complex Side of Things_100_29x21cm-ink on paper - 2015_big
They never told me _29x21cm_ink on paper_2014
Wave of Heat_29x42cm_ink on paper_2015
You are so Hot- in Nice_29x21cm_ink on paper_2014
Doll in my Jeans_oil on canvas_100x70_2009
Baby - I-m Cool_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
Because I love You_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
Big Blue_100x70cm_oil on canvas_2009
Dismembered by your Love_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
Doll_Face_number one_100x70cm_oil on canvas_2009
Fence of Tears_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
I am your doll_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
I know without looking - 100x70cm - oil on canvas - 2009
I make the Trend_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
I-m a Prince - can-t You See_100x70cm_oil on canvas_2009
oh, gracious me _100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
Red body and blue hair_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
The Right Attitude_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
Two Rabbits for Me_100x70cm_oil-on-canvas_2009
Angel de Pantelimon_120x100cm_digital montage_2016
Arthur_de Obor_120x100cm_digital montage_2016
Arthur-contemporary style_100x120cm_digital montage_2016
Fernando de Colentina_digital work_100x120cm_2016
elephant_machine 4_100x100cm_digital montage_2014
elephant_machine 2_ 100x100cm_digital montage_2014
elephant_machine 3_100x100cm_digital montage_2014
elephant_machine 5_100x100cm_digital montage_2014
The blue Horse of Happiness_120x120cm_oil on canvas_2015_private collection
My decorator is Swiss, 120x100cm, oil on canvas, 2014_private collection
My new Golden Chandelier, 120x100cm, oil on canvas, 2014_private collection
My Pink is showing_oil on canvas_100x110cm_2015
Sweet Tooth (get sweet) - 120x100cm - oil on canvas - 2015
Magnetic Horse Fields 2 - 120x100cm - oil on canvas -2016
Magnetic Horse Fields - 120x100cm - oil on canvas -2016
dragon_120x120cm_oil on canvas_2016
the Bear floating_digital work_120x120cm_2016
True Kingdom - 100x120 cm - oil on canvas - 2016 - Sold- 1500px
True Kingdom Color - 100x120 cm - oil on canvas - 2016
The Horse_70x100cm_2013_acryl on canvas
Blue Cactus_90x90cm_oil on canvas_2016
Cactusses on Orange - 100x80cm - oil on canvas - 2016
Give it all_90x90cm_oil on canvas_2017
Green Day _ 170x160cm _oil on canvas - 2106 - 100dpi
I Love Tenerife_100x80cm_oil on canvas_2016
one day in tenerife _100x80cm - oil on canvas-2016
Orange is my Tenerife_big_50x70_200dpi_private collection
Pink Tenerife_100x80cm_oil on canvas_2016
Platanos_50x70cm_oil on canvas_2016_private collection
Tenerife - plant_50x70cm-oil on canvas_2016_private collection
Tenerife _ 127-5x100cm_oil--on-canvas_2016
Tenerife Fish_80x100cm_oil on canvas_2016
Tenerife Fish_80x100cm_oil on canvas_2016
The Cactus of Love_50x70cm_oil on canvas_2016
The Flower of my Dreams_100x800cm_oil on canvas_2016
three cactusses_700x50cm_oil on canvas_2016_private collection
untitled cactus 2_70x50cm_oil on canvas_2016
untitled cactus 3_70x50cm_oil on canvas_2016
untitled tenerife landscape_50x70cm_oil on canvas_2016
Landscape of my Dreams_100x120cm_oil on canvas_2016