On the road to Tarascon 2

About Adrian Ghenie

In his darkly disturbing works, Cluj School painter Adrian Ghenie weaves together personal and collective memories and fears to address the traumas of 20th-century European history. Recalling the textural richness of Northern European Renaissance painting, Ghenie depicts figurative imagery in contrasting states of clarity, fluidity, and decay, dripping and pouring paint, scraping surfaces, and deploying strong chiaroscuro. His works reveal a preoccupation with 20th-century political and scientific ideologies, such as Communism and eugenics, and references to figures like Marcel Duchamp, German SS officer and physician Josef Mengele, and Charles Darwin figure heavily in his oeuvre.

Romanian, b. 1977, Baia Mare, Romania, based in Cluj, Romania; Berlin; London

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Romanian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Appearance & Essence, Art Encounters Foundation, Timisoara
2015
'Desire of the Other', Annka Kultys Gallery, London