Painting, Drawing, Photography, Video, Installation, Performance
B. 1955, BUCHAREST
Bandalac Olimpiu (b. 1955) is a visual artist, video producer, and animated film director. He lives and works in Bucharest.
Since 1980, he has been exhibiting works of drawing, painting, installations, photography, experimental and animated film. His interest is tied to the perennial themes of visual arts: the portrait of the artist at different ages, time/movement, history, eco-art. Starting from 2019, he has been involved in artistic education - offering courses in drawing, color, and modeling to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, or multimedia courses (to students at UNARTE, Bucharest).
He has been a member of the Union of Plastic Artists, Bucharest Branch - Graphics Section since 1981 and a member of the Union of Filmmakers in Romania since 1983.
His works can be found in public collections (National Museum of Contemporary Art - Bucharest, Museum of Recent Art - Bucharest, Brașov Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Kunsthalle Nürnberg - Germany, State University Museum São Paulo - Brazil) and in private collections in Romania, Germany, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada.
b. 1991, Arad
Beaver is a contemporary artist.
He studied graphics but is much more interested and preoccupied with painting.
In general, he paints in oil, but he also plays with other materials.
Thematically and stylistically, he is very diverse, either he works meticulously and realistically, or strongly abstract.
His ideational spectrum starts from baroque visceralities, goes through vulgar beginnings and ends up in humorous existential absurdity.
b. 1969, Bucharest
Raluca Ilaria Demetrescu
Visual artist and curator, she tells life stories with a feminist twist through her artistic practice, both (auto)biographical and (auto)fictional. A graduate of the UNARTE Bucharest master's program and with advanced studies at Sorbonne Paris, she lives and creates in Bucharest. The artist questions social and cultural contexts, both immediate and general, and addresses themes related to self, intimate framework, gender minorities, and from a feminist and playful perspective. She exhibits in alternative spaces, museums, and established galleries. She curates art exhibitions and events in both alternative spaces and art galleries. She writes and publishes essays and art reviews. She has received the UAP Romania award for painting and the third prize from Dominus for graphics. Her works are featured in collections in France, Germany, England, Japan, the USA, MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest), and the Art Museum in Ploiești.
b. 1987, Bucharest
Daniela primarily works with oil on canvas, watercolor, and ink on paper. By incorporating elements from reality or symbols from the universal human consciousness, the artist establishes synergistic, symbiotic, or antagonistic relationships. These elements are engaged in continuous interaction with one another, generating a distinctive symbolic dynamism. The seemingly spontaneous forms, with references to elaborate realities, reveal a continuous unpredictability, a flux of surprising associations and juxtapositions: angels, birds, Madonnas, monsters, and figures caught in a Brownian motion.
I like to deal with simple and apparently banal objects, actions and fragments of reality, which obsessively pervade my thoughts, with fragmentary and seemingly commonplace scenes, which I represent in attempts to confer them a metaphysical dimension and symbolic meaning. However, my more recent works are attempts to reach a more sophisticated metaphorical, symbolic quality and to more compellingly affirm the importance of spirituality in our egocentrism burdened lives, as well as the art’s ability to offer, via fantasy and imagination, an insight into one’s spiritual quests and identity revealing challenges.
B. 1982, Horezu
Sabina Elena Legănaru is an artist born in Horezu, she has been living and creating in Bucharest for 20 years.
Sabina graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Bucharest, the National University of Arts where she completed both the undergraduate and master's courses in the painting department. She studied and created for 2 years in Florence and Rome. She is a member of the Union of Plastic Artists, Bucharest Branch - Painting Section.
Sabina has had exhibitions of drawing, painting, photography, and installation in Bucharest, Paris, Rome, Florence, London, Montreux, Nice, Frankfurt, and New York.
The participation of her works at the Paris Painting Salon as well as the Florence Biennale of Art represent important moments in her career as an artist.
Her works can be found in private collections in Romania, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and the USA.