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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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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 psychological 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.

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 psychological 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.

Until November 2014 a large wall drawing, Dust to Dust, 2014, is on view at the Gwangju Biennial in South Korea. It consists of fifty drawings made using charcoal and monoprint. Beginning 2015 a first solo show at Zeno X Gallery follows as well as a solo show at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest.

Work by Mircea Suciu has been on view in several group exhibitions amongst 'Scènes Roumaines' at Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris (FR), Hybride at Fondation Francès in Senlis (FR), Sex, Money and Power at Maison Particulière in Brussels (BE), Nightfall – New tendencies in Figurative Painting at MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art in Debrecen (HU), European Travellers at Mucsarnok Kunsthalle in Budapest (HU), the 4th Prague Biennale and the 11th Istanbul Biennial. Soon work will be on view at the Boulder Museum of Contempoary Art (US).

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Featured Artworks

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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
Girl Power by Mircea Suciu contemporary artwork Mircea SuciuGirl Power, 2019 Oil, acrylic and monoprint on linen
34.5 x 25.5 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

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