Augustin Razvan Radu

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Augustin Răzvan Radu is a graduate of UNArte București, with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in painting. He has exhibited at the International Art Biennale in Chisinau, at the Accademia Albertina in Turin, the Astra Museum in Sibiu, the Constanța Art Museum, as well as in numerous local and international galleries. In his artistic practice he approaches, in a figurative manner, various themes that take place in large series, the most prominent representing buildings and architectural details in Bucharest, which still bears traces of bullets from the December 1989 revolution.

Two such paintings signed by Augustin Răzvan Radu, exhibited in "The imminence of life in the sensitive shell", depict the very moment of the Revolution when bullets fragment and expand matter on impact with the exterior walls of a building in Bucharest. The titles of the works also contain important details: CS 1.9.89 1, CS 1.9.89 2, CS 1.9.89 3, etc., referring to the Counter-Strike (CS) video game series, in which teams of terrorists and counter-terrorists are engaged in combat. In fact, in Augustin Răzvan Radu's painting, details play a very important role, whether it is architectural images, a life jacket or a political portrait. The moment chosen for such an exhibition is not accidental either: this year marks 30 years since the Revolution and 20 years since the launch of CS on the market. » (Ana Sultana Cipariu, Agenția de cArte – Art Agency, 2019)




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Augustin Răzvan RADU (born in 1974 in, Bucharest, Romania)

STUDIES:

2014/2016 - Creative strategies in painting - FAP / UNARTE (master)

2011/2014 - Graduate of the Painting section - FAP / UNARTE (BA)

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:

2019    The imminence of life in the sensitive shell ArtHalle Gallery, Bucharest

2019    LSD GMP Solutions, Bucharest

2018    SOS 1001arte, Bucharest

2018    PAN-PAN Teodor Costescu Palace of Culture, Drobeta T-S

2018    Presummer Mood AHK Romania, Bucharest

2015    CS 1.9.89 Jecza Gallery, Timișoara

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION):

2020    WAS JeTzT? What’s next? National Library, Bucharest

2019    The portrait of the illegal agent at the age of 30  1001arte Gallery, Bucharest

2019    Group 55 Căminul Artei, Bucharest

2018    JEG, Gallery LaBorna, Bucharest

2018    Extension + UNA Gallery, Bucharest

2018    Metropolis Sancta 1001arte Gallery, Bucharest

2017    Astra Salons Astra Museum, Sibiu

2017    National Painting Salon Căminul Artei, Bucharest

2016    3rd International Oil Painting Camp Zhangjiajie, China

2016    Studio 35 Europe Gallery, Brașov

2016    Diploma 2016 Știrbey Palace, Bucharest

2016    The nature of the artists Five Plus Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2016    Painting Atelier 34 Căminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest

2015    Selections Chisinau International Biennial Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

2015    International Art Biennial Moldova Art Museum, Chisinău

2015    Interwar Dobrogea from Sulina to Balchik Constanța Art Museum

2015    The (Irreversible) Passage of Time Annart Gallery, Bucharest

2015    Sweet concrete Elite Art Gallery, Bucharest

2015    The sense of the body Academia Albertina, Turin, Italia

2015    International Art Biennial Muzeul de Artă al Moldovei, Chisinău

2014    Does power seduce the soul? City Business Centre, Timișoara

2014    Diploma Știrbey Palace, Bucharest

2014    UNARTE 150 Dalles Hall, Bucharest

2014    Nine Interferences Studio Cinema, Bucharest

2014    Christianity in Dobrogea Constanța Art Museum

2014    Contempora 7 Bucharest

2014    (IN)FINITY WE TRUST  UNA Gallery, Bucharest

2013    "EXTENSION" Romalo Castle, Bucharest

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS:

2016 - Diploma Scholarship for UNARTE graduates, awarded by Unicredit Bank Romania and The Institute

2014  - First Prize at the JUVENTUS national painting competition organized by the INTERART TRIADE Foundation Timisoara, Romania

2011 - 2016 Merit scholarship - National University of Arts Bucharest

CREATION AND TRAINEESHIP CAMPS:

2018      Internship, PLAN-B Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2015      Painting camp, Constanța

2014      Painting camp, Constanța

2013      Painting camp, Cisnădie

2013      Painting camp, Constanța