Dan Beudean (b. 1980), an alumnus of the University of Art and Design Cluj, graphics department, is known and appreciated primarily for his drawing work – often fantastical images stemming from an exacerbated perception of reality. Both his drawings and his installations include superimposed layers of mythology, history, mysticism and pop culture, coalescing into a strange anatomy of past and present society, as well as his private universe.
Selected exhibitions: BEING MOUNTAINS, BEING SEAS, Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj-Napoca (2017); Grădina imposibilă [The Impossible Garden], Jecza Gallery, Timișoara (2017, solo, with Alex Mirutziu); Neurosturgeon Stream, 8 Mihail Kogălniceanu street, Cluj-Napoca (2016); Dan Beudean. God Luck and Good Speed, Cluj-Napoca Art Museum (2016, solo); Magellan’s Cabin, Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj-Napoca (2014, solo); Apprehension. Understanding through Fear of Understanding, BB6 Bucharest Biennial, Bucharest (2014); Festival of the Supreme Being, STRABAG Artlounge, Wien (2013, solo); Let’s Talk about Cars, Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest (2013); Scènes Roumaines, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2013); Defining/Creating, LARM Gallery, Copenhagen (2013); What We Do Is Secret, Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest (2012, solo); Realm, Slag Gallery, New York (2010); Dan Beudean, Laika Gallery, Bucharest (2009, solo).
George Crîngașu (b. 1988) lives in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His practice focuses on data de/recontextualization, with work ranging from installation and video to print and painting.
Selected exhibitions: Orange as the Grove, Salty as the Sea, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest (2017, solo); Artefactual Persistence, SUPERLIQUIDATO, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca (2016, solo); Polished Honesty, CAV, Bucharest (2016); Digital Pop, Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens (2016); BOOKS London Edition, Arebyte Gallery, London (2016); You dreamt with straight lines, I did with curves, which had acid shadows, House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest (2015); ppm | copy-art show. pages per minute, Aici-Acolo Pop Up Gallery, Cluj-Napoca (2015); Appearance and Essence, Art Encounters Biennale, Timco Halls, Timișoara (2015); LISTE, Art Fair Basel, SABOT (2015); The Ocean and the Friendly Shore, SABOT, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca (2014, solo); Aberrations of Appropriations, Bosisio-SABOT, Residency Space, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca (2012, solo); ABRACADABRA, Ataș Project Space, Cluj-Napoca (2011, solo).