Romanian artist Victor Man’s paintings and arrangements of found objects meditate on memory as a faculty concerned not with a faded past, but with an elusive, yet keenly felt, present. In his exhibition If Mind Were All There Was, a piece of 17th-century graffiti on a Piero della Francesca fresco operates as a springboard for a murky set of possible narratives about artistic paternity, failure and flight.
Victor Man (b.1974) lives and works in Cluj, Romania. He has recently had solo exhibitions at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2009), Gladstone Gallery , New York (2009) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham . In 2007, he represented Romania in the 52nd Venice Biennale.