Andrei Ciurdarescu

Visual artist, born 1984, Orastie, Romania

"This pictorial rendition disguises a poetic undercurrent of the symbolic polysemantic character: an archeological quest to discover and reveal the symbolic base of the European culture and civilization. Yet, the statues of once perfectly beautiful Venus are now hideous, broken and invaded by and almost prisoner of the spontaneous nature. A monumental civilization is under the monumental force of the rebel nature. Creation becomes creator.
The broken remains and debris of the ancient days recollects reflections of a utopic past and reveals the true nature of the present and an urgent need of a philosophical reconstruction of values, icons and life."

Diana Andrei, curator @ Art Halle Gallery - Icons of Utopia 2019