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Claudiu Presecan

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Air_water_and_reeds
Air, Water and Reeds, 2005 Tracing Paper 88x108 © Presecan
Sky
Sky, 2005 Tracing Paper 87x124 © Presecan
Trestii___reflexii_pe_apa_v
Reeds, 2007 Paper 59x42 © Presecan
Nuferi_pe_apa_ii
waterlilies, 2006 Paper 100x70 © Presecan
Pict0366
Waterlilies, 2007 Oil On Canvas 100x70 © Presecan
Impresie_pe_mare
impression on sea, 2004 Coloured Ink On Tracing Paper 95 X 72 Cm
Inaltare_curcubeu
Raising ~ Rainbow, 2001 Oil On Canvas 135 X 220 Cm
Inaltare_pe_mare
Raising ~ On the sea, 2001 Mixed Media On Canvas 135 X 220 Cm
Inaltare_soare
Raising ~ Sun, 2001 Mixed Media On Canvas 135 X 220 Cm
Saint_simeon__the_stylite
Saint Simeon, The Stylite, 2001 Acrylic On Canvas 135 X 220 Cm
20080325_082
Morning on the lake, 2001 Mixed Media On Canvas 240 X
Trestii2noi
waterlilies, 2009 Oil On Canvas 50x 40 Cm © yes
Trestii3
reeds, reflection, 2009 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 Cm © yes
Trestii_1_noi
reeds, refelction 2, 2009 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 Cm © yes
Floarea_soarelui
sunflowers, 2005 Acrylic On Tracing Paper 80 X 200 Cm © yes
Floarea_soarelui___detaliu_2
sunflowers, detail, 2005 Acrylic On Tracing Paper
Floarea_soarelui___detaliu_3
sunflowers, detail, 2005 Acrylic On Tracing Paper
4
air, 2004 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 Cm
6
island, 2004 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 Cm
2
in the forest, 2005 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 Cm
Iarba
grass, 2004 Conte On Tracing Paper 90 X 120 Cm
Floarea_soareleui
sunflowers, 2005 Mixed Media On Tracing Paper 90 X 120 Cm
Impresie_pe_apa
impression ~ water, 2004 Colored Ink On Tracing Paper 90 X 120 Cm
Impresie_pe_apa2
impression ~ water II, 2003 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 60 Cm
Impresie_pe_aries
impression ~ field, 2003 Acrylic On Canvas 40 X 60 Cm
Pe_apa
reeds, 2006 Oil On Canvas 100 X 100 Cm
Pe_camp
field, 2004 Acrylic On Tracing Paper 80 X 60 Cm
Pict0110
field, detail
Field_i
field II, 2005 Acrylic On Tracing Paper 80 X 60 Cm
Field_iii
field III, 2005 Acrylic On Tracing Paper 80 X 60 Cm
Grass
grass II, 2005 Mixed Media On Tracing Paper 21 X 31 Cm
Dsc00092
show, 2006
Dsc00093
show, 2006
Pict0019
waterlilies, 2006 Acrylic On Paper 100 X 70 Cm
Claudiu_026
reeds, reflection, 2007 Acrylic On Tracing Paper 80 X 180 Cm
Pict0042
waterlilies, 2007 Acrylic On Tracing Paper 90 X 110 Cm
Pict0045
waterlilies, detail
Pict0046
waterlilies, detail
Pict0028
reeds
Reeds___reflection_on_the_water_iv
reeds, reflection on the water IV, 2007 Acrylic On Paper 60 X 42 Cm
Trestii_i
reeds, reflection on the water V, 2007 Acrylic On Paper 60 X 42 Cm
Trestii_pe_apa
reeds on water, 2005 Colored Ink On Tracing Paper 80 X 110 Cm
Water_lilies_i
waterlilies, 2006 Oil On Canvas 100 X 150 Cm
Water_lilies
waterlilies, 2006 Oil On Canvas 100 X 150 Cm
Trestii_pe_apab
reeds, reflection, 2009 Acrylic On Paper 100 X 70 Cm
20101004012847-dscf7974
Reeds on the water, 2009 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 X 2 Centimeters © yes
20101004014432-dscf7975
Water lilies, 2009 Oil On Canvas 60 X 60 X 2 Centimeters © Claudiu Presecan
20101004015826-dscf9810
French Riviera , 2009 Mixed Media On Paper 42 X 60 X 2 Centimeters © Presecan Claudiu
20101004021735-dscf9816
Blue, sea, palm tree, oleander, 2009 Acrylic On Paper 50 X 63 X 2 Inches © Presecan Claudiu
20110310062607-18
Delta # 22 , 2010 Soft Pastel On Paper 100 X 70 Cm
20110310062736-2
Delta # 6 , 2010 Soft Pastel On Paper 59 X 41 Cm
20110310062920-p19
Water Wanderer, 2010 Oil On Canvas 160 X 130 Cm
Portret_in_atelier_vechi
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cluj-Napoca
Birth year
1969
Lives in
Cluj-Napoca
Works in
Cluj-Napoca
Tags
cluj mixed-media, transylvanian, Romanian, post-impressionism, impressionism landscape, modern
Statement

‘From Behind the Veil”

In Claudiu Presecan’s recent series of paintings and drawings, Path over Water, his investigation into how gesture is translated into visual imagery continues. Using a variety of methods of applying pigments — pouring, dripping, smearing, dropping, erasing — this series walks an edge between figuration and abstraction. Inspired by the vast Danube Delta which transverses his native Romania with its lagoons, reeds, hidden recesses, and isolated villages this art speaks to movement, change and, in a poetic way, to continuity. This work does not, however, portray a specific landscape; rather it speaks to an experience that transcends place and time.

During the communist regime in Romania, which ended in 1989, reeds from the delta were extensively, and determinately, harvested with the goal of transforming the delta into a large agro-industrial zone. The reed, in Presecan’s previous series, Traces of Water, is a symbol of the individual, freedom, and resistance, essentially a life force that perseveres. In his current work, the imagery of the reed becomes more and more abstracted leaving in its wake a trace, a quivering, of its being. 
Movement replaces figuration and form occupies space much as dancers move through their bodies as they alter, momentarily, their surroundings. For Presecan landscape is, in ways, a metaphor for inner psychological and spiritual states that are given structure and certain permanence through the physicality of painting.

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