Mircea Stănescu

Born in 1954 in Ploiesti, Romania / Lives and works in Sibiu, Romania

"Photographically extended visuals, with a minutely selected contrast. This perspective is part of an uncensored journey of the mind on its way to the rationale for the abstract, mapping out a certain part of an inflated reality. Controversial as it is, the abstract defies the 'ubiquity of photographed images ', the selfie hysteria, that of gifs, or of seasonal instagrams.

The abstract within photography is not real, but mediated, dissolved inside the concrete. It is not as detached from the objects as it is claimed and neither is it sensitively inaudible. Nevertheless, it will not remain at the level of mere speculations, lost among shadows, in their immutable passing towards darkness.

The abstract, for the reality to which you have access, is not one to encourage, but one that will instinctively oppose you, by trying to cover up its communion and complicity with the photographic protective contrast. Pliable, evasive and deeply duplicitous, the abstract evinces its own imagistic whims to frame the greys, one after the other, until extinction.

A link which should not be underestimated is the one between the abstract and alienation, between attitude and ambiguity, in which the selected reality remains nothing but a conditioned reflex of a guileful consciousness.

Leaving 'descriptive psychology’ aside, together with the map of doubt, of the lack of confidence and the play of ambiguity, the journey towards the abstract is a matter of plasticity, of the eidetic spirits of the author, as he is testing, once again, the ' subtle negotiation' between art, fiction and reality.

Will art continue to be a consequence of discontentment with reality? And nothing more..?

The abstract, a concept with a unique allotropy, whose translation remains a mere desideration."


2015 Mircea Stănescu / Abstract Matters
2017 'Seeing Ourselves Sensing'