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Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

Born: 1977

Hometown: Iași, Romania

Based in: Shanghai, China

Born in 1977 in Iasi, Romania, Sergiu graduated from the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University in Iasi, The Faculty of Philosophy, with a major in Philosophy and Logic.
His first paintings sold at the age of 13, Sergiu pursued his passion for art by studying painting, fresco with Romanian masters in private lessons and workshops, and soon after arriving in Shanghai, he managed to have his first solo show in China, at Xuhui Art Museum (2014).
Throughout his whole work, Sergiu has been continuously preoccupied with capturing and dramatically expressing the conflicting nature of the human being, its fragility and vulnerability but also its strangeness, unpredictability, and violence.
As someone who has had his own encounters with the brutality of life, he believes that art’s primary purpose is not that of creating beauty (no matter how intuitive this idea is), but that of being a language, another kind of language, yet an extremely personal language, through which the artists must not only express themselves but rather offer another interpretation to life, show a light, connect people, heal wounds, suggest a purpose, unmask falsity, tear down fake and instable personal walls, etc. Just like Mark Rothko, Sergiu believes that art is not decoration, but a philosophy, a statement, a social and psychological discourse, a message from people to people.
In a growing art world dominated by abstractions without a concept, colorful and soft decorative works, without any clear or powerful idea behind them, except that to be liked, Sergiu wants his art not to be comfortable, but something that Francis Bacon called “existentialist”. That is dealing with the extreme aspects of our lives, with our Jungian “Shadow”, our strange and inexplicable behaviors, our coincidental encounters that shift the direction of our lives, etc. Sometimes it’s not even about a formulated idea, but something like a very strong feeling or a premonition that needs to be addressed somehow, but without words, because that particular feeling is not meant for words. This is why Sergiu believes that true existentialist art or a very honest art will always contain a mysterious element, something ineffable and even metaphysical, something that only painting can reveal and for which words are (and should be) useless.


6 works for sale

The Secret Room

Sergiu-Bogdan Roman, Romania

Painting

$ 4,550

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Theatricalities by Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

Sergiu-Bogdan Roman, Romania

Painting

$ 4,550

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The Moment of Dissapearance by Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

Sergiu-Bogdan Roman, Romania

Painting

$ 4,170

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The Desecration of Sensation by Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

Sergiu-Bogdan Roman, Romania

Painting

$ 5,350

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Wormwood Blues by Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

Sergiu-Bogdan Roman, Romania

Painting

$ 3,100

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Down the Rabbit Hole by Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

Sergiu-Bogdan Roman, Romania

Painting

$ 3,100

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More About Sergiu-Bogdan Roman

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What inspires you?

Human existence

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Describe your creative process.

First there is the concept based on existentialist philosophy. There is a rough sketch on the canvas and I start painting.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

meta-realism, truth, passion

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Rothko, Bacon, Scully

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

brushes and knives

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Paint for yourself!

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Life is my inspiration.


Credentials

Exhibitions

YellowBox Art Museum Open Exhibition Qingdao

2021

Group Show, Weihan Gallery, Chengdu

2021

Special Exhibition, The 8th Place Art Center, Shanghai

2021

11th International Exhibition of Fine Arts “Tracing Art in the Heart”, Shanghai Art Collection Museum.

2021

The Second International Oil Painting Biennale, Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen

2020

group show, Weihan Art Gallery, Chengdu

2020

10th International Exhibition of Fine Arts “Many A Little Makes A Mickle”, Shanghai Art Collection Museum

2020

Group show, ARTZ Gallery Launch Exhibition, MUSEu&m, Shanghai

2020

Art Canton Art Fair, Guangzhou Liuhua Exhibition & Trade Center, Guangzhou

2019

Heaven Earth Aggregation group show, Anken Avenue, Shanghai

2019

“Mise en Scene” solo show, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Galaxy SOHO, Beijing

2019

Art Canton Art Fair, Guangzhou Liuhua Exhibition & Trade Center, Guangzhou

2018

Meet@Foreign Artists in China, Watson Garden Museum, Taiyuan

2018

“Mysteries of the Beginning”, solo show at Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai

2014

Press

Glamour Affair Magazine Milano

2021

Medium.com

2021

Glamour Affair Magazine Milano

2020

Contemporanul Magazine, “A phenomenal painter” by COnstantin Lupeanu

2019

Shanghai Poetryzine Magazine issue No 10

2019

Romanian Chinese House Magazine, nr. 35/ 2019, “The artistic project “Mise en scene” appreciated by the Chinese audience”

2019

CNCREATE, “Sergiu Roman - Mise en scene” by Diana Roman

2019

Beijing Magazine, issue 12/ 2019

2019

Radio China International, "Mise en scene" Sergiu Roman’s show at ICR Beijing, Dan Tomozei

2019

Glamour Affair Magazine, Milano, Italy, ”Sergiu Roman”, Nov-Dec. 2018, pg. 112-119

2018

Kurve Magazin fur Kulturvernetzung No. 4/2018, “Sergiu B. Roman”

2018

Oriental Art News Magazine, 10.09.2018, pg. 21-22

2018

Spotlight Magazine Issue 7, June 2018, pg. 72

2018

Exhibitions

YellowBox Art Museum Open Exhibition Qingdao

2021

Group Show, Weihan Gallery, Chengdu

2021

Special Exhibition, The 8th Place Art Center, Shanghai

2021

11th International Exhibition of Fine Arts “Tracing Art in the Heart”, Shanghai Art Collection Museum.

2021

The Second International Oil Painting Biennale, Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen

2020

group show, Weihan Art Gallery, Chengdu

2020

10th International Exhibition of Fine Arts “Many A Little Makes A Mickle”, Shanghai Art Collection Museum

2020

Group show, ARTZ Gallery Launch Exhibition, MUSEu&m, Shanghai

2020

Art Canton Art Fair, Guangzhou Liuhua Exhibition & Trade Center, Guangzhou

2019

Heaven Earth Aggregation group show, Anken Avenue, Shanghai

2019

“Mise en Scene” solo show, The Romanian Cultural Institute, Galaxy SOHO, Beijing

2019

Art Canton Art Fair, Guangzhou Liuhua Exhibition & Trade Center, Guangzhou

2018

Meet@Foreign Artists in China, Watson Garden Museum, Taiyuan

2018

“Mysteries of the Beginning”, solo show at Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai

2014

Press

Glamour Affair Magazine Milano

2021

Medium.com

2021

Glamour Affair Magazine Milano

2020

Contemporanul Magazine, “A phenomenal painter” by COnstantin Lupeanu

2019

Shanghai Poetryzine Magazine issue No 10

2019

Romanian Chinese House Magazine, nr. 35/ 2019, “The artistic project “Mise en scene” appreciated by the Chinese audience”

2019

CNCREATE, “Sergiu Roman - Mise en scene” by Diana Roman

2019

Beijing Magazine, issue 12/ 2019

2019

Radio China International, "Mise en scene" Sergiu Roman’s show at ICR Beijing, Dan Tomozei

2019

Glamour Affair Magazine, Milano, Italy, ”Sergiu Roman”, Nov-Dec. 2018, pg. 112-119

2018

Kurve Magazin fur Kulturvernetzung No. 4/2018, “Sergiu B. Roman”

2018

Oriental Art News Magazine, 10.09.2018, pg. 21-22

2018

Spotlight Magazine Issue 7, June 2018, pg. 72

2018

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