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RADU BĂIEȘ (1988 - )
oil on board
The slandered sofa that lost its form and was found at the university is his first leitmotiv. The gently caressing and wispily painted couches are stroked by the warm light, while the space widens and the background that appeared like wall is opening to an imaginary romantic scenery mounting the inner and outer world. The version named The Empty Throne shows a blazing red blanket covering the empty couch before a background that melted into an abstract blast. Evoking the absence of classic art - precisely the virtuoso crimson velvet in the Portrait of Pope Paul III by Titian. Băieş – as a young representative of Cluj School – is nursing a heart-felt and personal relationship with the big masters of European tradition.
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