Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest
Anca Poterasu Gallery presents two young painters of the same generation, Iulian Bisericaru (b. 1987) and Dragoș Bădiță (b. 1987).
The two emergent artists adopt a fresh, experimental practice of a new wave of painting in Romania, with distinct preoccupations and techniques. Iulian Bisericaru's elements of luxuriant vegetation are in a permanent tension with architectural constructs, apparently void of any human presence. His painting engages overlays and cultural references, abstract passages set next to figurative motifs. The artist transforms art history citations into illusory, uncanny spaces, reaching into the pleasure of the pure materiality of painting. Divergent yet recognizable associations contribute to creating an urgency in his works. Iulian Bisericaru turns a critical eye towards the ecologist ideology.
Dragoș Bădiță searches for the sanctuaries of human spirit in slightly distorted lines and ethereal installations, relating to a spiritual connection with space, with its natural or artificial boundaries. His renaissance-inspired works reflect upon uncovering enclaves in which human spirituality inhabits spaces, without wanting to dominate another/ an Other. The artist plays with the materiality of painting, complementing his oil-on-wood and ink-on-paper works with video installations and objects.
The artistic dialogue is built upon ecologic engagement and the need of an un-mediated experience of reality.
Anca Poterasu Gallery is supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute.