Sculpture by Cluj/Carrara based sculptor Dan Istrate, winner of the 2011 Ube, Japan Biennale Grand Prize, and oil painting by Bucharest based Ciprian Udrescu, multidisciplinary artist, five times featured in Best Two Hundred Digital Artists Worldwide Luerzer's Archive.
Booth Artfooly Gallery at Art Safari Bucharest, 2016
For Art Safari Bucharest 2016, Artfooly Gallery is proud to present two of its star artsits: Cluj and Carrara based sculptor Dan Istrate, winner of the 2011 Ube, Japan Biennale of Sculpture Grand Prize, and Bucharest based Ciprian Udrescu, multidisciplinary artist, five times featured in Best Two Hundred Digital Artists Worldwide Luerzer’s Archive (2014-2016). Dan Istrate presents for the first time his newest work: “Charlie Hebdo”, a triptych of marble sculptures mounted on steel. The artist’s message is one of peace: “Thou shall not sculpt yourself an idol!”, carved in Romanian, French and Italian on each marble head. Istrate launches an invitation at respecting all human values, regardless of the differences between people, and not misuse any image, in order to avoid conflicts and dramatic misinterpretations. Romanian because the artist is Romanian, French because of the place the story happened and Italian because he considers it to be the eternal language of sculpture, and also because his studio has been in Carrara for over sixteen years and the work is made from Carrara marble. Artfooly Gallery is showing oil on canvas paintings by Ciprian Udrescu for this year’s Art Safari Bucharest. All the works are recent works, dated 2015 and 2016, focusing on the artist’s representative human figure re-interpretation and objectification. Udrescu’s Narcissus with his head fully under water brings a classical theme into contemporary attention, making a strong statement about our current over-Narcissistic society.