REMUS GRECU

(b. 1976, RO) 

Biography

Selected exhibitions

Awards

Publications

Collections

Biography: 

Remus Grecu, born in Bucharest, is a Romanian painter currently residing and working in Bucharest, Romania. Grecu is known for his deeply psychological paintings rendered in a distinctive representational visual language. Marked by surrealism, the absurd and various sociological issues, Grecu depicts dream-like images of figures in an 'in-between' state, frozen in time and space. 

"My work explores the relationship between reality and poetry within a defined cinematic intensity."

Vivid colours and an unparalleled imagination are key characteristics of the Romanian virtuoso. Grecu builds his own sets and attributes in order to 'direct' the image he is looking for. By manner of photography, Grecu makes his sketches of these scenes before painting them over a long period of time. As a result, the paintings look like moving 'stills' with the seductive quality of a painting. Doing so, the Romanian painter investigates themes such as magic, isolation, rites, corruption of the human mind, censorship, religion, social disease and alienation.

Grecu studied at the University of Arts in Bucharest, before moving to London and Stockholm. The Romanian artist has exhibited across the globe and participated in institutional and/or museum shows, for instance the Romanian Culture institute in Stockholm, Sweden or the Staedel Art Museum in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Selected exhibitions:

 

2021, Night Rainbows (solo exhibition), CAI Gallery, Kortrijk, BE

2021, May amnesia scratch our membrane (group exhibition), Iomo Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2020, Surrounded (group exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, DK 

2020, At the Edge of Realism (group exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, DK

2020, Art Herning (group exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, DK

2019, Art Herning (group exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, DK

2019, The Taste of Heaven (solo exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, DK

2018, North Art Fair (group exhibition), Aalborg, DK 

2018, Art Herning (group exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, DK 

2018, Untitled (solo exhibition), Galerie Jan D'Haese, Ghent, BE

2017, Scope Art Show (group exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Miami, USA

2016, Art Copenhagen (group exhibition), Copenhagen, DK

2016, North Art Fair (group exhibition), Aalborg, DK

2016, Galerie Jan D'Haese (group exhibition), Ghent, BE

2016, Janine Bean Gallery (group exhibition), Berlin, DE

2016, Galerie Jan D'Haese (solo exhibition), Ghent, BE

2016, Repentance (solo exhibition), KIRK Gallery, Aalborg, DK

2015, Art Copenhagen (group exhibition), Copenhagen, DK

2015, The New Wave of Realism (group exhibition), KIRK Gallery, DK

2015, Untitled (solo exhibition), Zuid Gallery, Antwerp, BE

2014, From Home (group exhibition), Widmer & Theodoridis Gallery, Zürich, CH

2014, Portraits of Gods (group exhibition), Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2014, Varsalongen (group exhibition), Liljevalchs, Stockholm, SE

2013, Varsalongen (group exhibition), Liljevalchs, Stockholm, SE

2013, Lustral (group exhibition), Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2012, Drawings (group exhibition), NAU Gallery, Stockholm, SE

2012, Silent Faces (solo exhibition), Anaid Gallery, Bucharest, RO

2010, Unfamous (group exhibition), Naive Gallery, Stockholm, SE

2009, October remember December (group exhibition), Naive Gallery, Stockholm, SE

2009, Contemporary Beauty Ideals (solo exhibition) Staedel Art Museum, Frankfurt, DE

Awards:

2013, Selected by the jury, STRABAG Art Award

Publications:

"Artist spotlight: Remus Grecu" in BOOOOOOM Magazine (2021)

"An Interview with Remus Grecu: Night Rainbows" in Contemporary Art Issue (2021)

"Remus Grecu" in Contemporary Art Issue (2021)

"Remus Grecu" in STRABAG Kunstforum (2013)

Collections:

Fabian Fryns Collection, Beijing, CN

Iomo Collection, Bucharest, RO