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Serban Savu

Foundation for the Tower of Babel, 2015

Oil on canvas
70 9/10 × 66 9/10 in
180 × 170 cm
location
Los Angeles
About the work
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Nicodim Gallery
Los Angeles
Medium
Painting
Serban Savu
Romanian, b. 1978
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In his realist, melancholic paintings, Cluj School artist Serban Savu—who grew up during the overturn of Communism—depicts a newly democratic society among the drab modernist housing and abandoned factories of Romania's cities and countryside. Using a subdued palette and impressionistic figures, he presents nature as dominated by concrete, as in Mountain of Nostalgia (2008), in which men sift through a junkyard's wreckage. An anti-heroic update to Socialist Realism, Savu's work also references the history of landscape painting.

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About the work
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Nicodim Gallery
Los Angeles
Medium
Painting
Serban Savu
Romanian, b. 1978
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In his realist, melancholic paintings, Cluj School artist Serban Savu—who grew up during the overturn of Communism—depicts a newly democratic society among the drab modernist housing and abandoned factories of Romania's cities and countryside. Using a subdued palette and impressionistic figures, he presents nature as dominated by concrete, as in Mountain of Nostalgia (2008), in which men sift through a junkyard's wreckage. An anti-heroic update to Socialist Realism, Savu's work also references the history of landscape painting.

Serban Savu

Foundation for the Tower of Babel, 2015

Oil on canvas
70 9/10 × 66 9/10 in
180 × 170 cm
location
Los Angeles
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