Radu BAIES - Artist in residence, August, 2017

 
 

The subjects of Radu Baies`s paintings: landscapes, objects and -more rarely- people, are all rooted in an archaic system and values which are slowly vanishing from the contemporary world. Baies captures something of the mystical atmosphere and iconic imagery of the traditional rural Romanian communities but he is clearly also entering into a dialogue with the 16th century painting. Together the essence of these worlds merge in grounds that evoke a desire for the metaphysical. Baies transports us from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life into the studied stillness of quiet spiritual contemplation.

Text from the exhibition catalogue: Making Windows Were There Were Once Walls, 2017, CZ

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Born 1988, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Education

2011-2013 University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, MA in painting
2008-2011 University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, BA in painting

Awards

2011 Granata Prize at the Art Act Gala, Cluj-Napoca, RO

Scholarships

2014 Green and Brown, international workshop, Macerata, IT
The Cutting Edge 2, international workshop, Beliș, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2010 Erasmus Exchange Student Programme, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino, IT

Solo exhibitions

2013 Solo Show, Quadro Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2012 Fake Memories, Visual Kontakt Association, Oradea, RO

Group exhibitions

2017 Making Windows Where There Were Once Walls, GVUO Gallery of fine arts Ostrava, CZ
2016 Pop up show, Autumn Salon, Spatiul Intact gallery, Fabrica de pensule, RO
4 Spaces, Common ground, Galeria Mica, Cultural intitute Venetia,IT
2015 Body Unnatural, NUNU Fine Art Gallery, Taipei, TW
You are here; Spazi Aperti.  Accademia di Romania, Rome, IT
2013 DEgeneratie, Visual Kontakt Association, Cluj-Napoca, RO
The Cutting Edge 2, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, RO
Startpoint Prize România 2013, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest mySalon, Quadro Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2012 At the Top of the Field. 7 painters from Cluj, Iaşi, Dana Gallery and Cluj, Quadro Gallery, RO
2010 ERASMART, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti di Torino, IT
NGA4, Galeria CIRUS Mediaș, RO

Art fairs

2015 ART15, London’s Global Art Fair, UK, with Quadro Gallery
2014 Scope Basel, CH, with Quadro Gallery
ART14, London’s Global Art Fair, UK, with Quadro Gallery
2012 Art Market Budapest, HU, with Quadro Gallery
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