Flamboyant and complex, neo-surrealism has always been the niche for those discovering reality through the realms of fantasy and irrationality. Being the direct offspring of poetic surrealism, neo-surrealist art turned out to be even more abstract and deep, though with contrasting underlying concepts of physiological atomism and rational thinking. Today, we want to introduce the masterful Romanian artist Cezar Ungureanu and his unprecedented neo-surrealist paintings.
Cezar Ungureanu and his neo-surrealist paintings
Cezar Ungureanu is a neo-surrealist artist who lives and works in Iasi, Romania. He attained his BA degree in Arts from the George Enescu Academy of Arts. Though his paintings predominantly fall into the definition of “neo-surrealism,” they encompass a whole lot more experiences than it may seem at first glance.
Combining deconstructivism and classicism, Cezar Ungureanu finds his own style through which he can express his rich visual language. His neo-surrealist paintings brim with interferences, allusions, and dreamlike forms that all together give his artworks a unique look. To understand what we mean, let’s have a look at some of them.
“Ataraxia” demonstrates the artist’s ability to deconstruct different concepts and fasten their parts separately. In this work, you can see the blend of eclectic and syncretic, balanced and imbalanced, formal and conceptual.
“Gorgones” is a fresh look at classical mythology. Cezar Ungureanu tries to draw the subtle line between traditional and postmodern art, reality and illusion.
Mitochondrial Venus (2017)
“Mitochondrial Venus” also deals with mythology but in a markedly different way. Here, the artist discusses the metamessage of the origin of the biosphere of the aquatic environment and the nature of a replication.
Reverie to the inert space (2017)
In this painting, you can see the manifestation of the artist’s chimerical ideas. He skillfully shows the interrelation between gravity, levitation, and anti-gravity.
Cezar Ungureanu’s neo-surrealist paintings have been exhibited throughout Romania, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, and Italy. You should definitely get acquainted with the transcendent imagery created by this talented Romanian master. His works are worth it!