Serban Savu, ‘New Road’, 2011, David Nolan Gallery
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Serban Savu

New Road, 2011

Oil on canvas
11 7/8 × 15 3/4 in
30.2 × 40 cm
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New York, Los Angeles
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, ‘New Road’, 2011, David Nolan Gallery
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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

New Road, 2011

Oil on canvas
11 7/8 × 15 3/4 in
30.2 × 40 cm
Sold
Location
New York, Los Angeles
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