Andrei Tudoran was born in 1987, Slatina, Romania, lives and works in Bucharest as an artist and as an assistant professor at the The National University of Art, Painting Department. He graduated from the same university in 2009 painting department, class of Prof. George Moscal and finished his PhD in 2017, but also studied at Poznan Academy of Fine Arts in Poland (2007-2008). The artist participated in many group exhibitions such as: ”Transformation of the Image” (Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, 2016), ”Three Shades of Romanian History” (Holland, 2018) and ”Another East. Romanian Painting” (New York, 2019). His artworks are present in private collections in Romania, The Republic of Moldova, Austria, Portugal, Italy and Germany.
The artist’s first solo show is called Out of Memory (2019) and aims to reconcile a path of pictorial tradition in painting with the influence of new technological media in his process of creating images, practicing oil painting on canvas in which he inserts digital media elements. His main conceptual concern is Romanian contemporary history where he draws most of his inspiration from, depicting figurative dramatic scenes on a dark red background that expresses the tension and trauma that still dwells in the common conscience since the communist regime. ”This context of visual as an omnipresent entity in daily life is a result of the great democratization of access to and production of images through the emergence of information technologies and the ever more easy use of digital photography tools”. ⒸAD