Lucian Szekely-Rafan


Drawing, Digital Arts 24 Followers Member since 2021

Recognition

2 | Awards
14 | Solo Expositions
18 | Collective Expositions
1 | Permanent Collections

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Romania

Member since Jun 14, 2021
Last modification date : Jul 6, 2021

Presentation & Biography

With over two decades of experience, Lucian dedicated his passion to mastering his technique.

This shows in his works, all of them have a vivid pallet of colors and emotion, never missing the natural element. With a pen and paper, Lucian defines his work through the styles of lowbrow, pop surrealism. All of his work are mixed media.

Artist statement:

Every artist transforms the world around him the very moment it is reflected in their retinas, thus, in every work. Only the world is so nuanced that a single type of material is not always enough to capture its essence. In this sense, I have explored multiple avenues: engraving, charcoal, painting (even if less than others), and lately, jewelry.

 I propose a reconsideration of the portrait, combining the Renaissance classicism, the Boschian strangeness/eeriness, and the surreal hermeticism in a formula that curbs the aesthetics of ugliness.

The decomposition of this portrait recalls a time of isolation of the being in its own carcass - an age of uniformity, of lacking personality. Despite these inadequacies, art manages to guide the eye of the viewer to the decryption of beauty.

The new concept opens, in fact, a bridge between traditional graphic art and jewelry. The latter thus loses its purely decorative status, describing rather an attitude, a vision, an idea.


Influences

Robert Williams, kenny scharf


Education

2006-2008 University of Arts and Design, Master degree in Graphics Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2003-2006 University of Arts and Design, Art Pedagogy department Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Presented by TothemArt

Lucian Szekely-Rafan

The artist at work

Awards


2010 First prize at Intercontinental Biennale Exhibition of Small Graphics Aiud, Romania

2006 First distinction at Intercontinental Biennale Exhibition of Small Graphics Aiud, Romania

Solo Expositions


2020 "Self portrait/prolog" - Expo center Bucuresti, Romania

2019 "Self portrait/prolog" - Expo center Bucuresti, Romania

2016 “Generatia androgina” - Reactor the creation and experimentation gallery Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2014 “ne/linistea” - Reactor the creation and experimentation gallery Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2014 ":re-compunere” - Oranjerie gallery Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2014 “Generatia androgina” - Reactor the creation and experimentation gallery Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2012 “the hall/307” Visual Kontakt Oradea, Romania

2012 “the hall/103” Carturesti Bookstores Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2011 “the hall/103”, “Liviu Rebreanu” Cultural Center Aiud, Romania

2011 “Post-surgery”, Visual Kontakt Oradea, Romania

2010 “Chemical theater oo2”, Cultural Center “Liviu Rebreanu” Aiud, Romania

2009 “Chemical Theatre”, Erno Tibor Gallery Oradea, Romania

2009 “Chemical Theatre”, Art Gallery Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2009 “Chemical Theatre” ArtVO Gallery Sibiu, Romania

Collective Expositions


2019 "Mimessis" project - National Art Museum Bucuresti, Romania

2018 "Mimessis" project - National Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2017 "Mimessis" project - National Art Museum Sibiu, Romania

2016 "Mimessis" project - National Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2015 "Mimessis" project - National Art Museum Bucuresti, Romania

2013 “L'Art qui unit” Brussels, Belgium

2013 “freedom and art - without border” International Exhibition at the European Parliament Brussels, Belgium

2013 ”echinox 45” project, National Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2011 Small Graphics Alexandria, Egypt

2011 "The Fog" project, National Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2011 Shumen Society of Artists Sofia, Bulgaria

2010 Intercontinental Biennial of Small Engraving Aiud, Romania

2010 Art museum "Ioan Sima" Zalau, Romania

2009 Inter Art Gallery Aiud, Romania

2008 Biennial of Mini Prints Ujpest Association of Artists, Ujpest Gallery Budapest, Hungary

2008 ArtVO Gallery Sibiu, Romania

2007 Cadaques Biennial of Small Engraving Barcelona, Spain

2006 Intercontinental Biennial of Small Engraving Aiud, Romania

Permanent Collections


2015 Years 2015-2019 at National Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Romania