November 26 through January 08, 2016 – EASTERN PROMISES
ARTISTS: Belenyi Szabolcs, Istvan Betuker, Szilard Gaspar, Dan Maciuca, Ioan Popdan
OPENING EVENT: Wednesday, November 25, 7pm
CLOSING EVENT: Friday, January 08, 7pm
Szabolcs Belenyi (b.1988), Istvan Betuker (b. 1984), Szilard Gaspar (b.1991), Dan Maciuca (b.1979) and Ioan Popdan (b. 1974) are five strong and emerging international artists descending from the Cluj School of Art, Romania; all five artists equally master their mediums, ranging from classical techniques of drawing (Szabolcs Belenyi) and painting (Istvan Betuker, Dan Maciuca and Ioan Popdan), to sculpture and performance (Szilard Gaspar).
On the conceptual level, they all show much interest in overlapping existential inquiries with societal issues, while comprising all addressed problematic in the framework of recent history and art history bench marks. The novelty element in all of these five artistic approaches consists in their new attitude towards the Eastern European cultural legacy, echoing in each artist`s practice as a re-discovery of existentialism and its connected themes.
1. B. o. Szabolcs BELENYI,
2. Istvan BETUKER, Stag, 2014, mixed media on canvas
3. Szilard GASPAR, Action Painting 6, 2015, oil on canvas, 90×150 cm
4. Dan MACIUCA, Phoenix Bird, oil on canvas, 60×40 cm
5. Ioan POPODAN, Confession, 2015, oil on canvas, 120×100 cm