Abstract Artist: Claudiu Presecan
In Claudiu Presecan’s recent series of paintings and drawings, Path over Water, his investigation into how gesture is translated into visual imagery continues. Using a variety of methods of applying pigments—pouring, dripping, smearing, dropping, erasing—this series walks an edge between figuration and abstraction. Inspired by the vast Danube Delta which transverses his native Romania with its lagoons, reeds, hidden recesses, and isolated villages this art speaks to movement, change and, in a poetic way, to continuity. This work does not, however, portray a specific landscape; rather it speaks to an experience that transcends place and time. [Behind the Veil]
Claudiu Presecan is a Romanian artist whose artwork has been exhibited throughout Europe. He received a PhD, magna cum laude, from the University of Art & Design in Cluj (2008). His doctoral dissertation was “The Landscape, state of mind and expression.” He also holds an MFA (1995), and a BA (1994) in painting and ceramics from the University of Art & Design, Cluj. He studied arts management at The Amsterdam Maastricht, the Netherlands. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the world, including the United States, Austria, Great Britain, The Netherlands, South Africa, Italy, Taiwan, Greece, Germany, Hungry and Turkey.