In a boundary-less world, we need boundary-less artists that speak the universal language of profound meaning.
Francisc Chiuariu (born 1966, Sibiu, RO) is one of the most significant contemporary Romanian painters who emerged after the fall of the Communist regime.
A prolific artist and gifted former professor at the Bucharest Art University in his mid-20s, over the last 30 years he focused exclusively on painting.
Chiuariu is an avid and fearless explorer of diverse forms of visual expression who has developed a unique creative identity, distinctive in its mixture of traditional media and unconventional materials, techniques or surfaces.
Spanning three decades, Chiuariu’s artistic practice produced a multi-layered combination of photorealism and neo-expressionism, with his recent series Vortex moving firmly into ample abstract territories, at times reminding of Richter.
He works in oil and acrylic with typographic ink, on canvas or translucent polymer sheets, with light-boxes and occasionally video as well.
His recurrent themes involve the dissolving human presence in urban landscapes, the fleeting visual apparition of the powerful underlying network geometry which sustains our emotional interaction with follow humans, history and the spiritual divine.
As work in progress, the Vortex series has resulted in several outstanding large-scale canvases, examining famous urban squares resonant with personal and historic(al) memory.
His works were included in the MNAC Romanian Contemporary Art Museum as well as in private collections in Romania, France, Russia, Switzerland, Israel, Canada, Austria, United States and South Africa.