In the middle of the pandemic, artists are finding countless ways to continue their practice and lift our spirits. Eight Romanian artists have taken our challenge with the kind of ingenuity one would expect from highly creative minds and are ready to share with us and the world, every week, how the current situation impacts them and their artistic imagination. Our series ART FIGHTS CORONA continues with nonconformist Radu Pandele, an emerging artist whose daring visual experiments lie at the cross-roads of art and technology and aim at confronting prejudices and stereotypes.
Radu Pandele (b. 1993) studied at the art universities of Cluj-Napoca and Bucharest in Romania and at University of Grenoble in France. He is part of a generation of new Romanian artists who are interested in exploring novel, experimental, and provocative ideas expressed through different techniques. Pandele is working in a wide range of mediums, using painting, conceptual art and digital art to reflect and comment on modern-day society. He is focused mostly on nihilistic absurdism, leading the viewer through a very personal and heavily coded landscape, challenging him to be at once critical and obedient to the world. Each artwork becomes a possible key for unlocking this reality in which common rules are no longer valid. The artist's ambition is to assemble a body of works that can reveal us how to defuse social, cultural, and political stereotypes.
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