In absentia | oil on linen | 150 X 130 cm | 2012

Game over | oil on linen | 140 X 150 cm | 2011

Paso doble | oil on linen | 140 X130 cm | 2011

Rookie | oil on linen | 140 X 150 cm | 2012

A momentary rise of reason | oil on linen | 150 X 140 cm | 2012

Breakpoint | oil on linen | 150 X 140 cm | 2012

Crosswords | oil on linen | 140 X 130 cm | 2011

Fresh angle | oil on canvas | 100X120 cm | 2011

Charade | oil on canvas | 120X100 cm | 2011Playboy afternoon | oil on canvas | 100X120 cm | 2011

The streetcar scene | oil on canvas | 100X120 cm | 2011

Blooper | oil on canvas | 100X120 cm | 2011

The extras | oil on canvas | 100X120 cm | 2011

Cool embrace II | oil on canvas | 100X120 cm | 2010

Cool embrace I | oil on canvas | 100X120 cm | 2010

A momentary rise of reason constitutes a deliberated exercise in sanity and the absurd in the realm of the surreal. By means of basic, sparse compositions and frugal coloring, the artworks depict every-day stereotypes in which the strange detail contaminates the apparent reality with the absurd. The logic commands a reading from right to left, while the suggested substance of the story is no longer the foundation of the whole, but merely a guilty last brush- stroke, the author’s unconditioned reflex.

Time is suspended, the characters are ageless, the backdrop minimal. Light itself hesitates between flooding the overexposed frame or whimsically set itself upon the shapes. The imperfectly square frames gather the characters into the center of a setting described more out of weakness for the real than for stylistic reasons. The seminude bodies become briefly inflamed under the flashlights. The puzzle is ready, les jeux sont faits, rien ne va plus! – Dan Voinea