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Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30cm (H) x 20cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 11.8" (H) x 7.9" (W) x 0.8" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
One night before sleep I was writing in my notebook at the edge of the bed with Zizu, my cat. My girlfriend took a photo and sent it to me, I had to paint it, the intimacy the image has, the way Zizu stares at what I do, it's a way of finding beauty in the everyday life, in the moments we let pass through. The photo was took just when coronavirus was starting to spread, we were prepairing for a long stay at home.
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Hometown: Tunrnu Magurele
Based in: Bucharest
My name is Mihai Cotiga, born in Turnu Magurele, Romania. Living in Bucharest, Romania, where I have my painting studio. My paintings can be found in private collections in many countries like USA, France, UAE, Canada, Romania. Over the years I had exibited in solo shows and group shows in Romania and Netherlands. Since 2009 I've been paintings in oils and experimenting with various materials. Most of my work untill 2018 it's abstract. I explored and studied abstract expressionism, different types of colours and surfaces, oil paints, enamels, spray paints, oxides, canvas, paper, cloths and so on. I always painted to answer questions and to evoke emotion.
At first I started on Yves Klein journey to explore the imaterial so I broke my palette down to only three colours, blue, white and black, after a year and a half I started to introduce a few more colours but close to these ones. Slowly incorporating my studies in my paintings I started varying quite a lot and my paintings became a lot more intense. Themes that I explored are Space Exploration(interpreting the planets of our galaxy), a lot of writings that moved me like "Solaris" by Stanislav Lem, "Erostrat" by Jean-Paul Sartre, "The Hunger Artist" by Franz Kafka to name a few, also inspired by music such as John Coltrane's Stellar Regions.
At the end of 2018 I started figurative painting again, you can find some of my works in the linked sites at the bottom of the screen. The more recent works are a representation and interpretation of my life in images filtered by me.
I have an MFA in Architecture, create illustrations, catalogues, portfolios, posters and lots of other things, mostly creative related for a lot of years.
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