Ocula MagazineContentsView All
Featured ContentView All
Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Sydney Lowdown: Exhibitions to See 6 Sep 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The fifth edition of Sydney Contemporary will take place once again at Carriageworks between 12 and 15 September 2019, with Spring 1883 bringing together a cohort of 27 galleries from across Australia and the region to inhabit rooms at the Establishment Hotel from 11 to 14 September 2019, uniquely presenting contemporary works propped up on...

Fade out copy.
Read More
Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

Fade out copy.
Read More

Mircea Suciu

b. 1978, Romania

Mircea Suciu born in 1978 in Baia Mare (RO), lives and works in Cluj (RO).

Mircea Suciu works with different materials such as acrylic, oil and often combines them with monoprint techniques. For a long time his works were based on images he found in newspapers, magazines and other media. The themes he choses are mainly socio-political and psychologically orientated. The artist has a particular interest in the way the individual appropriates the behaviour of the mass during manifestations and therefore loses his own identity. Recently elements, such as props, curtains, covered objects and people struggling with heavy entities, like big balloons have appeared in his new works.

For Mircea Suciu the process is at least equally important as the final image. He likes to work in series in order to exhaust the imagery and to transform them in a way that the viewer gets different perspectives on a certain topic. Since last year he started making his own photographs so that he can combine different realities and visuals in one work. Despite a complex and layered creation process the surface of each work has a unified quality. Suciu envisions works that are difficult to define in time and space. By using a staged process of creation, destruction and restoration, his surfaces seem to have suffered and give the impression of embodying an intense history. Painting is a loaded and heavy medium that Mircea Suciu wants to honour. This implicates a dialogue with the past but also with the future, because as an artist he searches for new areas in painting by pushing limits and possibilities and looking for a position of his own in a contemporary world filled with new media.

In 2014 a large drawing installation was on view at the Gwangju Biennial in South Korea, which consisted of charcoal drawings with monoprints. He also participated in the 4th Prague Biennial, 11th Istanbul Biennial and 16th Vilnius Painting Triennial. In 2017 several of his works were on view at the Timisoara biennial.

Work by Mircea Suciu has been on view in several group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Bochum, Weserburg Museum in Bremen, Museum Beelden aan Zee in The Hague, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris, Fondation Francès in Senlis, Maison Particulière in Brussels, MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art in Debrecen and Mucsarnok Kunsthalle in Budapest.

Fade out copy.
Read More

Featured Artworks

View All (43)
Wicked by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuWicked, 2018 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
192.3 x 110.4 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Butterfy by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuButterfy, 2018 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
144.7 x 97.6 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Soul Gazing by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuSoul Gazing, 2019 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
34.5 x 25.2 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Strange Fruit (final series - 2) by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuStrange Fruit (final series - 2), 2019 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
145.2 x 92.4 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Trans-Atlantic Still Life by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuTrans-Atlantic Still Life, 2019 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
175.3 x 115.4 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Stargazing by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuStargazing, 2019 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
65.4 x 60.4 cm
Zeno X Gallery
A Large Smile (Self-portrait) by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuA Large Smile (Self-portrait), 2019 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
32.5 x 27.2 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Protection by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork
Mircea SuciuProtection, 2019 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
34.4 x 25.2 cm
Zeno X Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Mircea Suciu, Hotel Empathy at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Closed
20 March–27 April 2019 Mircea Suciu Hotel Empathy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Works On Paper I at Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Closed
17 January–24 February 2018 Group Exhibition Works On Paper I Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp

Represented By

Be among the first to know when new artworks and exhibitions by Mircea Suciu are added to Ocula.

WeChat

Scan the QR Code via WeChat to follow Ocula's official account.

Scan to follow Ocula on WeChat.
iCal GoogleYahooOutlook