Red skies (detail)

Red skies (detail)

I am a Spain based contemporary artist.

I use different techniques such as – drawing, painting, photography, illustration. My work contain references to Spanish and Asian culture, fashion, art history, merged with my own experiences and ideas, drawing inspiration for my figurative work from life, my own photographs, or fashion magazine editorials, movie scenes, or the work of earlier artists like Pablo Picasso, De Kooning, El Greco, Diego Velázquez. I have been painting and exhibiting in Romania, Netherlands, Spain and UK.

I studied painting for 6 years, at University of Arts, Bucharest (graduated in 1997), and Film direction for one year at Hyperion University (2000/2001), before embarking on a career in graphic design, art direction and illustration. (My graphic design works were published and reviewed in several well-known design magazines and books).

Interviewed by various TV stations (TVR1, TVR2)
Interviews in press (Imagoo – Advertising magazine, Mediafax – news agency)

Works in private collections – in Canada, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, UK, France, Portugal, Norway, Holland, Belgium, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, Greece, USA.

awards & nominations

2016 – My Royal Portrait series were featured in top interior design magazines (Lakáskultúra). Richard Adams, the last true maximalist, one of the world top notch interior designers (http://www.richardadamsinteriors.com) asked me if I want to collaborate on a project (the redesign of a sumptuous residence in Budapest, Hungary). My task was to contribute with two very large canvases. When it was completed, the project have been presented in top interior design magazines (Lakáskultúra). My artworks were much appreciated, also featured and reviewed in the same editorial.
2014 – Included in several thematic Saatchi collections
Saatchi Inspired by Picasso collections, curated by Rebecca Wilson and Katherine Henning (another collection) Featured artwork: Portrait of Marie Thérèse Walter
2008 – Contributor to Touch magazine
2007 – Contributor to Color Management for Packaging: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers book, by John Drew (Author), Sarah Meyer
2006 – Contributor to Logology, a Victionary design book
2005 – 2nd prize / illustration contest organized by Romanian Postal Service Publishing
2001 – The National Prize for Graphic Arts, TIAV 2001 (The International Visual Arts Fair, Bucharest)

solo exhibitions

Private Estate
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
May 2015

Office Estate
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
September 2015

Private Estate
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
December 2015

collective exhibitions

2017 – painting, collective exhibition at The Art House Asia Gallery, Hong Kong

2013 – painting, collective exhibition at Pullman Hotel, WTC Bucharest

2013 – painting, collective exhibition at the King Jaume Hall, (Town Hall of Tarragona, Spain)

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 – graphics, collective exhibition / TIAV (The International Visual Arts Fair, Bucharest)

1998 – art performance, visual experimentation / Mediawave Film Festival / Gyor, Hungary

1993, 1994 – painting, collective exhibition / Student Fest / Art Students Festival / Timisoara, Romania

Illustration works in the National Stamps Museum, Bucharest, Romania