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About DAN BRAD



"Dan Brad is an original artist of the moment, with an international activity and great success to public and art critics. His art works can be found in art galleries from U.S.A. and Europe, in the collections of several institutions and private collectors around the world. He creates in art the Realism of Conception, (2003), in a manner that brings a new dimension and ideological substance of representation to Abstract expressionism. The art lovers and collectors are in permanent contact with his artwork through: permanent exhibitions, artistic projects, personal and group exhibitions, since 1983."

International Contemporary Artists, Vol. II, page 28

I.C.A.Publishing(2011), New York, U.S.A.






RECENT EXHIBITIONS :

2014 - Art Gallery Priamar Fortress, with Charity Auction, Savona, Italy

2014 - Art Gallery Elite Prof Art - Cotroceni, Bucharest

2014 - Art Gallery Crowne Plaza Hotels, Bucharest

2013 - Art Gallery Pullman Hotels, Bucharest

2013 - Art Gallery Elite Prof Art - Cotroceni, Bucharest

2013 - Art Gallery ATRIO, Comune di Savona, with Charity Auction, Italy 

2012 - Art Gallery ATRIO, Comune di Savona, with Charity Auction, Italy 

2012 - Art Gallery Villa Cambiaso, with Charity Auction, SV, Italy  

2010 - Art Gallery Non Solo Antic, Savona, Italy

2009 - Art Gallery Indiana University of Kokomo, U.S.A.

2009 - International Festival of Art - Watumi, (BV), Romania

2009 - Art Gallery NH Savona Darsena, Savona, Italy

2008 - Open Studio db 5, Brasov, Romania

2007 - Annual Conference of the Academy for Art and Science American - Romanian

2007 - Art Gallery Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania

2007 - Open Studio db 4, Brasov, Romania



PROFESIONAL ACTIVITY :

2015 (11 July) "St Leonards-on-Sea Festival", East Sussex, U.K.

2015 (6 June) Summer Fair - Hastings Old Tower, East Sussex, U.K.

2015 (2 May) Spring Fair - Battle, East Sussex, U.K. 

2013 - 2014 Voluntar de Profesie at Vodafone Foundation, Bucharest, Romania. The Painting Circle - The Sun from Soul. Artistic Educational Project for the Blind.

2013 - Art Project: The Painting Circle - The Sun from Soul. Artistic Educational Project for the Blind. Brasov, Romania

2013 - The representative of IMMAGINE & POESIA - International Artistic Literary Movement, in Romania

2012 - Launched The Artistic Movement International RoC ART. (co-founder)

2009 - Art Project: Poesia di Aldo Capasso sulla tela - Savona, Italy

2008 - 2009 Represented by Agora Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2004 - 2008 Art Project : Atelier db, Brasov, Romania

2003 - Launched the artistic manner Realism of Conception

1996 - Art Project: De imitatione Christi - Art Museum, Brasov

1991 - 1992 Drawing Artist - Writers’ Association Bucharest

1989 - 1990 Sketcher - I.C.S.I.T.M.U.A. Bucharest, Romania

1985 - 1988 Stained Glass Restorer - Black Church Brasov, Romania

1983 - First Exhibition - Art Gallery Sala Arta, Art Museum, Brasov, Romania




A CONFESSION OF DAN BRAD, (2003) 

I was trained, during the years of study, in the academic painting. This did not determine me to hold myself upon the same coordinates. I have studied the abstract painting admiring the abstract expressionist artists, especially being fascinated by Willem de Kooning’s artwork, finding myself in his manner of representation.
Willem de Kooning was influenced by Cubism, adding new elements, through abstraction, disposing of strength and color, he created the Abstract expressionism. What I did, was to take it further, bringing to light the essential spirit - the beauty of divine creation, in a new manner of representation which I named it Realism of Conception.

The manner Realism of Conception open of fundamental nucleus of concrete elements which pulls in the light the spiritual beauty created in the beginning.

In my art, I do not operate with states of the moment, but with the lucid thinking of decryption. I loosen the things lining until I reach the original pit. Through the guiding inspiration, as much as I can, I enter the beautiful and perfect essence of God's creation. From that point, I begin to physically work on canvas. Once, with the empty canvas, the returning path from the essential to the real begins, using colors, shapes and lines...



"Working in his native Transylvanian region of Romania, painter Dan Brad explores colorful and dynamic Abstract expressionism. Occasionally, one of his paintings features a nearly figurative form, while the rest of the image booms with bright hues, energetic movements and strong forms. These abstractions are Brad's focus, as he crafts energy, flow and direction with a build-up of swooping shapes, lines and shades. Playing with this changing, shifting imagery, Brad gives his works titles that reflect their shapes but do not confine meaning.

His abstractions, despite their eclecticism, always organize themselves around shelters, structures and architectural shapes. In so doing, Brad invites us to engage the forms by interpreting and redefining them. Stylized roofs, caves, windows and doorways punctuate his fluid landscapes, but do not confine the viewer. With these spaces and refuges, Brad invites viewers into the works; he carves a space within his art from which we may look back out. Finally, he explores our sense of interiority by portraying his own."

Agora Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Press Release (2008)



“I feel an unspeakable joy seeing a new generation, of artists of real profundity, rising and growing, whose works bring great satisfaction. The Abstract expressionism is difficult to taste for a large part of the public. What I appreciate in his works is the natural way to allow the viewer (experienced and inexperienced) introducing himself, unnoticeable, into a special world, without constraining him to accept the Realism of Conception – he accepts it in a natural way, understanding and perceiving artist’s intentions and I may say his artistic confidences. This is a great achievement!“


Judit Erdos - Art Critic, Romania


MOVIES :

- TVR1, Emisiunea "Oameni ca noi",
Cercul de Pictura - Soarele din Suflet.
Producator tv Cristina Ţilică, TVR1
http://www.tvrplus.ro/editie-oameni-ca-noi-224575

- TVS Brasov, Emisiunea "Caruselul Vietii",
SOARELE DIN SUFLET (part 1)
Realizator tv Irina Palade, TVS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg0UnN0cF-M

- TVS Brasov, Emisiunea "Caruselul Vietii",
SOARELE DIN SUFLET (part 2)
Realizator tv Irina Palade, TVS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1VoaH4bTQ

- MIXTV - Brasovul Tau, Reporter: Sorin Focsa
Expozitia de pictura "Emotia Picturii Nevazute"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzTiIgmcP_k


NEW INTERVIEW :

- MAGAZINE "Viitorul Romaniei"
http://viitorulromaniei.ro/copiii-care-vad-intunericul-si-picteaza-lumina/






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