The PlagueBy Lucian Szekely-Rafan
Graphite, Pencil, coffee stain, charcoal, graphite on paper
Dimensions: 100cm (H) x 150cm (W) / 39.4" (H) x 59.1" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
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History repeats itself. „The plaque” is about the isolation of man, soul and mind. Two worlds that merge and meet at night. One is about vulnerability, disease, and the other one is about prevention and pride.
Which one are you?
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.
Based in: Cluj-Napoca
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. …
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