Răzvan Anton

Works

Răzvan Anton

“I work with drawing and memory. Drawing is for me the most direct path towards a possible image. Memory is not the subject but the medium and drawing is a conscious choice of a medium beyond mediums, a language that has the advantage of keeping a safe distance from the norms of the art world. It is a continuous and open research that eludes conclusion. It is a process that leaves a trace. It is the trace of a thinking process and the image is its proof. The speed at which I think and observe is also the speed at which I draw. The mark, the path and the image belong to this visible process of constructing meaning. It is an imprecise and uncertain route meant to change, consolidate or contradict our views. It is a landscape of shifting geography where historical, political and personal elements hover relentlessly while searching for a state of balance.”

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Born in 1980, lives and works in Cluj (RO)

STUDIES 

2003

BA Printmaking, University of Art and Design, Cluj (RO) 

2005  

MA Fine Arts, University of Art and Design, Cluj (RO)

2008

MA Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London (UK)

SELECTED  EXHIBITIONS

2019

‘Utopias’, Motorenhalle/riesa efau, Dresden (DE)

‘Too Young for Memories’, ElectroPutere Gallery, Craiova (RO)

‘Bridges’, Tranzit House, Cluj (RO)

‘The collective gaze: samples of something that concerns us all’, co-curator with Mihai Iepure-Gorski, Pilot, Fabrica de Pensule/Paintbrush Factory, Cluj (RO)

‘Contentious Objects/Ashamed Subjects’, Politecnico di Milano, Galleria del Progetto, Milan (IT)

2018

‘…but we brought it back…: Objects, Paths, Stories’, Casa de lângă sinagogă/The House by the Synagogue, Mediaș (RO)

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‘Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear’, Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

2017

‘Les colosses aux mains d’argile’, EESI – École européenne supérieure de l’image, Poitiers (FR)

‘Life a User’s Manual’, Art Encounters, Timișoara (RO)

‘Message in a Bottle’, Walk and Talk Art Festival, Azores (PT)

‘Seeing Ourselves Sensing’, Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

2016

‘The Factory of Facts and Other (Unspoken) Stories’, Domino, Cluj (RO)

’The Most Beautiful Books from Romania’, Plan B Gallery, Cluj (RO)

‘Esthetics of Learning’, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia (USA)

2015

‘Mnemonics’ (solo show), Gaep (formerly EASTWARDS PROSPECTUS), Bucharest (RO)

‘Where Have You Worked?’, Tranzit House, Cluj (RO)

RESIDENCIES

2018 

Artist in residence at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (AT)

2016-2018 

Artist in residence at The House by the Synagogue, Mediaș (RO), TRACES project (Absence as Heritage)

ARTIST BOOK

2015

Twenty Ways to Load Guns, edited by Ciprian Mureșan and Corina Bucea

Exhibitions