Exhibition: „Traian Boldea / Babel“
Duration: February 05 2015 – April 01 2015
Exhibition: Traian Boldea / Babel
Part I of the project series Crossroads / Kreuzungen
An artist, a collector and a filmmaker
Vernissage: February 04 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition duration: February 05 – April 01 2015
Furthermore a movie by Dan Staiculescu about Traian Boldea, LABORNA and the collection Daniel Stefanica is shown.
Traian Boldea on Babel:
Since 2010 I have been confronting myself with the individual identity in relation to the collective identity.
“Agorafobia” is the title of a series of projects I am still working on. The driving force in the composition of my paintings stems from the sense of loss emerging from the very moment of diving into the mass. This sense is amplified when everyone in the mass looks alike, the reason for which the protagonists in my compositions are always multiple versions of one and the same individual.
Will and collective action are the result of the reproducibility of those versions and attitudes, the variations of which become less discernible in relation to the mass.
The subjects of these projects are well known to the Western culture. Rather than a certain story or event, the definition of the individual identity in relation to the collective identity is focussed on.
Naturally, the subjects contain a multitude of actors, as in the Apocalypse, Sodom and Gomorrha, the Exodus from Egypt or the Tower of Babel.
In parallel the technical efforts focus on the coalescing boundaries between drawing and painting that are so hard to define.
The tactile evolution can be measured chronologically from work to work; from my sole use of pen and black trying to integrate coloured areas to my line-drawing melting into a coloured spot.