“Marilyn and the pink dog” – personal exhibition of the visual artist Liviu Mihai at the Senso Gallery

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, starting with 6:30 PM, at the Senso Gallery in Bucharest (Calea Victoriei 12C), will take place the vernissage of the personal exhibition of the visual artist Liviu Mihai entitled “Marilyn and the pink dog”. Curated by Ana Daniela Sultana, the project is part of the exhibition program designed by Ana Ștefania Andronic (BUZU), Art Director of the gallery and can be visited between July 13 and August 26, 2021, from Tuesday to Sunday, between 12.00 PM and 7.00 PM.

“Interested in aesthetic landmarks established in contemporary art, Liviu Mihai renders in his visual discourse surprising landscapes, deer that seem to be detached from the wall carpets, historical personalities, respectively female icons – such as Marilyn Monroe – or hunting greyhounds ( hence the title of the exhibition). Seemingly random, these unique associations of subjects denote not only a vast thematic diversity, but also a broad perspective on the surrealist-inspired imaginary with which the artist works. Placed on abstract backgrounds, the narrative sequences in Liviu Mihai’s compositions have characters whose physiognomy of the face is not very clearly distinguished most of the times but which refer to the collective unconscious.

In his artistic practice, characterized by a rich symbolism and an intense chromaticism, Liviu Mihai approaches the painting of pop-art origin completed by collage inserts, while the universe of his artistic creation is determined by portraiture, zoomorphic representations, as well as things or events that inspire him.

The exhibition selection includes recent works from the last three years, some of them, of smaller dimensions, being made this year, in Greece, in the style that the artist has developed and refined over more than two decades of creation.

Through this new personal exhibition, Liviu Mihai assembles, with the meticulousness of a goldsmith, visual frames through which we can access a society increasingly persuaded and monopolized by fashion, patterns and icons.” (Ana Daniela Sultana)