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The double-exhibition of Dragos Bădiță and Oana Coșug at the space of Anca Poterasu Gallery in Leipzig is a complementing dialogue on the complexities of human relationships, factoring in the importance of time.

Dragoș Bădiță and Oana Coșug

03.11 – 22.12.2018

Spinnerei Galleries Leipzig

Both artists create uncanny intimate spaces within their paintings and drawings, where thoughts and states of mind unravel – yet whereas Dragos Bădiță’s works carry the viewer in a space of self-reflection, Oana Coșug searches for the inherent conflicts and outwards-transformations when encountering the Other.

Dragos Bădiță’s latest series of artworks of oil on wood link with classical studies of light and shadows, textures and iconic-looking portraits. His works reflect on painting canons while challenging their understanding in contemporary times.

“The expressive vulnerability of the imagery in Dragos Badiță’s paintings contrasts with the solid presence of the wood surfaces he paints on.”

The doubleexhibition of Dragos Bădiță and Oana Coșug at the space of Anca Poterasu Gallery in Leipzig is a complementing dialogue on the complexities of human relationships, factoring in the importance of time. Both artists create uncanny intimate spaces within their paintings and drawings, where thoughts and states of mind unravel yet whereas Dragos Bădiță’s works carry the viewer in a space of selfreflection, Oana Coșug searches for the inherent conflicts and outwardstransformations when encountering the Other. Dragos Bădiță’s latest series of artworks of oil on wood link with classical studies of light and shadows, textures and iconiclooking portraits. His works reflect on painting canons while challenging their understanding in contemporary times. Straightforwardly, his exhibited works pose a question of how a growing relationship is governed by time what is the sensible moment to start a family together and how are the roles of both partners mediated? For example, the artist employs the colour blue, which is typically associated with motherhood to depict a man in a hood carrying a child at his chest. The expressive vulnerability of the imagery in Dragos Badiță’s paintings contrasts with the solid presence of the wood surfaces he paints on, thus transforming the pieces into painting objects, with a grounded presence and an indepth exploration of a moving moment. Oana Coșug’s universe of drawings is built around imageries of change, of a world of Oneself diffusing into the world of Another, sometimes rejecting it, sometimes merging together to the point of no differentiation. This meeting of elements gives birth to transformations, where the vegetal is no longer delineated from the human body, where time itself is a continuum of reiterations and possible outcomes. Responding to the nowadays discourse on how our bodies and roles are connected to both physical impulses and social constructs, Oana Coșug builds a narration of isolation, where transformation is inherent, where boundaries between inner life and the outside environment are dissolving.

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