Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest

58 Plantelor Street, 023975 Bucharest, Romania

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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.

Iulian Bisericaru, This Place in Queens, 2018, oil on canvas, 93 x 140 cm
Dragos Badita
Winter Sleep
2016, Oil on wood, 40 x 50 cm.
Dragos Badita
Mirage
2018, Ink on paper, 200 x 150 cm.
Dragos Badita
Vertigo
2017, Blue pigment powder, 30.5 cm, 11 cm diameter
Dragos Badita
Vertigo
2017, Blue pigment powder, 30.5 cm, 11 cm diameter
Iulian Bisericaru
Motherwell’s Place
2017, Oil on canvas, 101 x 123 cm.
Iulian Bisericaru
Platoon
2017, Oil on canvas, 72 x 100 cm.
Dragos Badita
Morning
2016, Oil on board, 50 x 70 cm.
Dragos Badita
Flame
2016, Oil on paper, 50 x 65 cm.
Dragos Badita
Sungazing
2015, Oil on paper, 50 x 65 cm.
Dragos Badita
Tea
2017, Oil on board, 50 x 70 cm.
Dragos Badita, Vertigo, 2017, Anca Poterasu Gallery installation view from Dragos Badita Solo Show Light Falls
Dragos Badita
House with Thuja, Ochre
2016, Oil on paper, 50 x 65 cm.
Dragos Badita
House with Thuja, Magenta
2016, Oil on paper, 50 x 65 cm.
Dragos Badita
House with Thuja, Yellow
2016, Oil on paper, 50 x 65 cm.
Iulian Bisericaru
The Eastern Wind
2017, Oil on canvas, 96 x 140 cm.