Norman and Rose
Charcoal, 28.75 x 42.5 (in)
A Splash of Wonder
Acrylic on Canvas, 19.5 x 27.5 (in)
Dan Laurentiu Arcus
Practiced in PBrussels(Be), Bucharest(Ro), Galati(Ro), Cluj-Napoca(Ro)
Born in Galati, Romania | Masters in decorative arts from the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Faceless figures, in absurd situations, common people, living in an ignorant society are all usual subjects for Dan’s radiography of contemporary times.
In a very short period, he managed to establish a style where the colour is treated as an unexpected intervention, sudden, like an accident. That creates action on the character sometimes static and a spectator himself. In each composition, there is a strong relationship between the figure, the gesture and the environment, with hidden meanings for which the title serves as a guide for contemplation.
He works in multiple techniques and mediums with a preference for the dry pastel and charcoal because “it gives the painting a velvet texture with very little reflections which keeps the colours saturated and the contrasts deep and spectacular”.