Radu CiocaBorn in 1982 / Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca
Radu Cioca lives and works in Cluj, Romania. He studied at the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca and L’École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liège, Belgium.
The artist is experimenting with various approaches, using drawing, painting, photography, video, computer animation or digital generated images, with a focus on sculpture and installations that challenge materials.
The aim of Radu Cioca's idea based works, is to create a state of self-awareness in which the mystification of our reality is unveiled, thus raising questions and revealing relative 'truths'. He is interested in creating moments where things click, by interrogating the given reality through a series of connections. The last works of Radu Cioca investigate subjects such as the perception of time, the evolution of social trends and the aggregation of matter in relation with the idea of presence. There is a subtle poetic criticism in his works that deals with society's new values that are turned into relevant images of our times, created in an obvious derogatory manner.