SCIENTIFIC INTROSPECTION BY VICTOR FOTA

by Ariadna Zierold

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Victor Fota was born in 1989, he is from Bucharest, Romania. He’s a visual artist, graduate of Fine Arts High School “Nicolae Tonitza”, has a Bachelor and Master degree in Art History, department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the National University of Arts in Bucharest.

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Currently, he lives and works in Bucharest and he’s focusing on experimenting with oil paintings which illustrate concepts and phenomena described by the scientific methods, combined with personal introspection. For his paintings he uses a clean technique which resembles the old Flemish method of rigid forms and a successive glazes of paint. The most recent series of oil paintings, have a concept based on the relation of man and machine, called Human Extension, in which the artist explores this relationship using facts and imagination, resulting in a surreal image.

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THE MYTHOLOGICAL LENS OF SADDO

by Ariadna Zierold

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Saddo is the alias of Raul Oprea, a Romanian artist who cut his teeth in a street art collective called ‘The Playground’, which he founded around ten years ago. Since then, Saddo has been making a name for himself as a fine artist within the New Contemporary gallery scene. Tackling big themes head on, he explores the likes of death, mortality, violence and war, opting to view his subject matter through a mythological lens. Saddo’s fascination with religion and mythology extends back years and pervades many of his works, as he contemplates how tales and beliefs have travelled between different cultures, all the while growing and morphing into new entities.

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A STEAMPUNK-THEMED CAFE FILLED WITH KINETIC SCULPTURES IN ROMANIA

by Ariadna Zierold

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A new cafe opened in Romania called Enigma that claims to be “the world’s first kinetic steampunk bar”. It certainly looks impressive from these photos, if you’re into that sort of thing. A slightly terrifying humanoid robot with a plasma lamp cranium bicycles by the door, and a variety of kinetic artworks churn and rotate on both the ceiling and walls.

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The Work of Romanian Artist, Saddo

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Check out the work of Romanian illustrator and muralist Saddo, founder of the first Romanian street art collective, The Playground. Saddo, who lists his past influences as horror movie posters, comics and street art, has recently started working with more elaborate shapes in his art. The artist’s current inspirations include naturalistic illustration, pop surrealism, religion and mythology.

Saddo’s work has exhibited in galleries all over the world, including Vienna, Bucharest, Berlin, Stockholm, Glasgow, Copenhagen, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Salvador.

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Marble Hall

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Artist Zimoun and architect Hannes Zweifel put together this installation in the National Contemporary Art Museum in Busharest, Romania.  This really an amazing use of the space.  They created an overwhelming installation with an awesome contrast of the marble floor and the cardboard hallway.

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If you ever wanted to hear Romanian hip-hop, here you go

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The good people at Vice have found the Holy Grail: Romanian hip-hop. Sure this is ironical, but so is everything slightly off-the-cuff these days. So in a country that can resonate with hip-hop we can only guess in terms of some very academic essay that compares the socio-economics of late 1970s NYC with the current climate in Romania (which would be a great read by the way, somebody get on that), we give you hip-hop Eastern Europe style.

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