Some basic facts about myself:

I was born in 1957 in the Southern Romanian town of Craiova.
In 1978, I interrupted my university studies in engineering to become a full-time painter. For five years I studied church painting and restoration that gave me the opportunity to learn and master all painting techniques from the ancient fresco to the contemporary oil and acrylic. The influence of the Byzantine style is noticeable in the suppleness of the personages.
Since 1989, while in Hungary, I completely dedicated myself to surrealism.
Moving to Canada meant real international recognition. I won various national and international awards and have been shown and celebrated in several art galleries. I won the first prize at the "International Salon of Art" in Montreal, and at the national HMV "Music in Visual Art", Canada.
Over the past 25 years, my paintings have been seen in Romania, Hungary, Canada, the United States, Austria, France, and Mexico.

Today, I live and work in Calgary, Canada.

Some of my exibitions:

Canada
1992-96
Montreal, SODARCO, First International visual art competition, Jury's Special Mention (1993)
Montreal, Place Ville Marie, Exhibit of artists which are International Prizes winners (1994)
Montreal-competition "ART VIEWED IN MUSIC", organized by HMV, 1st prize winner (1995)
Montréal, "Constantin Brâncusi" Cultural organization, art competition – 1st prize
Montreal, "Unique Concept" art gallery
Saint Sauveur, Quebec, Anny's Art Galerie
Laval, Gallery "Sonnen et Dubuc"
Laval, Maison des Arts, group ehibition
Montreal, University of Quebec at Montreal, group exhibition
Mirabelle, Spring Hall, 1992
Mascouche, Fall Art Festival, 1992
Montreal, Ezotherique Library Center
Toronto, "Pegas" Gallery, Hazelton Complex
Quebec, Bon Pasteur Historical Chapel––personal exhibition

2003-07
Calgary, AB, Avenida art gallery
Calgary, AB, Metamorphosa, Artspace

Calgary, AB, ArtSpace Gallery, personal exhibition, December 2005
Victoria, BC, Fat Cat art gallery
Victoria, BC, Mocka Café, personal exhibition, December 2006
Chemainus, BC, Oak Leaf Gallery

USA (1997-2003)
New York, Paul Brezinsky (?) art gallery SOHO (1997-98)
Washington, DC, Romanian Embassy, personal exhibition, Dec 1999-Jan 2000
Washington, DC, World Bank, group exhibition, 2001

Hungary (1989-90)
Budapest, Group Exhibition , Professional Artists "Art Color" Gallery

Budapest, "Fontana" Gallery permanent personal exhibition
Budapest, "Christian Intellectual Foundation"––personal exhibition.
Nyiregyhaza, Academy of Sciences and the Theological Academy––personal exhibition
Budapest, International Spring Hall, group exhibition (1993)
Included in the Hungarian “Who is Who” 1992

Mexico (1993)
Neocalpan, Group exhibit organized by the Embassy of Mexico

France (1996 -1997, 2003-04)
Several group and personal exhibitions in Paris, Vichy, and other towns

Austria (1996 -1997, 2003-04)

Several group exhibitions and auctions in Vienna

Romania (1980-1989)
Arad, Buzias, Felix, Moneasa – personal exhibitions

 

Some general explanations about my work:

The basic idea of my work consists of showing the relativity of the material World surrounding us.
The ruins illustrate the temporary nature of the material matter.
On the other side, things that don't seem material--like the sky, appear with material consistancy.
The human beings don't have faces, because they are symbols.
I created long, gracious shapes that are moving in a magic dance, in a spiritual space.
The fire is present to suggest the basic form of energy; in fact all that we are is nothing but energy.
The parallel spaces (a picture in another picture, one sky after another) show this spiritual World. The music, dance and open spaces join in perfect harmony, allowing an introspection into the human existence.
The search for the Human essence, for the link between the human reality and the spiritual one are the leading ideas of my work.
The elements I use are almost real; the characters are fluid and in motion; they are spiritual, radiating an energy on the point of merging with the Universe.
Each work is a story, a rhapsody, a vision into spirituality. I only try to suggest the idea of departure in meditation toward perfection, without creating the image of an absolute world.
The suppleness of the human symbols, the movement, the soaring toward the infinite try to introduce the spectator into a system of perfection.