Veron Urdarianu began his career as a painter in the late 1960s, before switching to sculptural work following a move to the Netherlands in 1973; he has worked in both mediums since the 1990s. His paintings, fittingly, have a sculptural quality; Urdarianu sometimes fashions canvases from pieces of cardboard and paper to make the work appear to be a cast sculpture. He paints in a representational style by building up his compositions with thick impasto, hard-edged forms, and solid planes of color. His subjects are sometimes narrative, and allude to quotidian scenes, human relationships, and art-historical subjects. His sculptures are often based on freehand architectural sketches, with complex moving parts—like doors that open and shut, or roofs or floors that lift.