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Ciprian Muresan

12 Leftovers from the negative film of ‘Leap Into the Void” – after 3 seconds, 2003-2013

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24 × 17 in
61 × 43.2 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
CAD $500
location
Vancouver
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Contemporary Art Gallery
Vancouver
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Artistic and literary works are the starting point for Romanian artist Mureşan who appropriates …

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Artistic and literary works are the starting point for Romanian artist Mureşan who appropriates them in a reflective project that intersects with the recent history of Romania and other Eastern European countries and more generally ponders the realities of the contemporary world often with an understated, wry humour. …

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Ciprian Muresan
Romanian, b. 1977
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Quietly subversive, Ciprian Muresan’s allegorical artwork reflects on post-Soviet life and questions artistic production. While best known for short, darkly humorous videos, Muresan works across various media to communicate a sardonic worldview shaped by coming of age during Romania’s revolution and the political disarray that followed. His “Pioneers” (2010) series refers to the scandalous revelation that homeless children were living in sewage passageways, which came to symbolize Romania’s failed transition to capitalism. To Muresan, these sketches of children sniffing glue constitute “the perfect image,” revealing the myths and hypocrisies of capitalism and communism alike. Meanwhile, Leap Into the Void, after three seconds (2004) adds a dark twist to Yves Klein’s 1960 photograph of a man suspended in mid-air having leapt from a window. Sprawled on the pavement three seconds later, his sense of freedom and transcendence has vanished.

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Artistic and literary works are the starting point for Romanian artist Mureşan who appropriates …

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Artistic and literary works are the starting point for Romanian artist Mureşan who appropriates them in a reflective project that intersects with the recent history of Romania and other Eastern European countries and more generally ponders the realities of the contemporary world often with an understated, wry humour. …

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Ciprian Muresan
Romanian, b. 1977
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Quietly subversive, Ciprian Muresan’s allegorical artwork reflects on post-Soviet life and questions artistic production. While best known for short, darkly humorous videos, Muresan works across various media to communicate a sardonic worldview shaped by coming of age during Romania’s revolution and the political disarray that followed. His “Pioneers” (2010) series refers to the scandalous revelation that homeless children were living in sewage passageways, which came to symbolize Romania’s failed transition to capitalism. To Muresan, these sketches of children sniffing glue constitute “the perfect image,” revealing the myths and hypocrisies of capitalism and communism alike. Meanwhile, Leap Into the Void, after three seconds (2004) adds a dark twist to Yves Klein’s 1960 photograph of a man suspended in mid-air having leapt from a window. Sprawled on the pavement three seconds later, his sense of freedom and transcendence has vanished.

Ciprian Muresan

12 Leftovers from the negative film of ‘Leap Into the Void” – after 3 seconds, 2003-2013

Photo-etching
24 × 17 in
61 × 43.2 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
CAD $500
location
Vancouver
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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