Stefan Doru Moscu

"I am an independent Romanian artist, born in 1982.

My work covers both painting and sculpture. I studied Arts and Restoration-Conservation (polychrome wood restorer) at the Faculty of History and Heritage with Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu.

The transformation of society between the 'online and offline' of the immediate past and the present is my main focus. I take inspiration from textures like those of objects degrading, decaying, rusting, or corroding over time. The complex structure of the combination of broad brushstrokes with specific colours (blues, greys, browns, and greens) assumes extreme importance in the artwork, taking a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues by suggesting a sombre, furtive, and enigmatic mood.

I try to expose a contemporary vision of major political narratives and fundamental, universal topics such as the abuse of power, exploitation and oppression, and also of a personal, individual human struggle. In my research as an artist, I intend to deconstruct reality, fairy tales, old photos that depict childhood, and adult culture, in a discourse that challenges existing political, economical, social, and technological paradigms. Last but not least, I intend to explore the relationship between man and nature in urban environments in an attempt to obscure historical and political references with personal memories, film references and scenes from the entertainment industry, and elements from art history."

June 2017 – Solo show at Foier Internationales Haus / Tiny Griffin Gallery, Nurnberg, Germany

July 2017 – Solo show at Galerie am Maxmonument / Munich, Germany

Works of art in private collections in the US, Australia, Monaco, UK, Germany, France, Romania, Slovakia, Belgium and Ireland

Arts and Restoration-Conservation at the Faculty of History and Heritage with Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, 2008

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