Born on 25 May 1979 in Timişoara.

He lives and works in Timişoara and Rome.

He is a member of the NOIMA painting group, together with Andrei Rosetti, Ciprian Bodea, Dan Gherman and Cosmin Frunteș.

He studies painting with Constantin Flondor at West University, Faculty of Arts and Design, Timișoara, Romania and Geoff Morten at University of Sunderland, Faculty of Arts, Design and Media, UK.

He studies at the Romanian Academy in Rome between 2010-2012, due to winning the renown scholarship, Vasile Pârvan.

His major solo exhibitions include  Rome Urban Body, Museum of Fine Art Timișoara (2013); Rome: Urban Body, The New Gallery of IRCCU Venice (2012); Il corpo urbano notturno, Romanian Academy, Rome (2011); Écorché, Calina Gallery, Timişoara (2009); Plein Air, Mogoşoaia Palace, Bucharest (2007); Melnikow Gallery, Heidelberg (2007); Bloc, 28 Gallery, Timişoara (2005).

1. Purifying Rome, 2014, Oil on canvas, 70x100cm 2. Along the Fire, 2014, Oil on canvas, 70x100cm 3. Purifying Fire, 2014, Oil on canvas, 70x100cm 4. Rome Urban Body 24, 2011, Oil on canvas, 100x120cm 5. Rome Urban Body 23, 2011, Oil on canvas, 100x120cm 6. Rome Urban Body 22, 2011, Oil on canvas, 100x120cm 7. Rome Urban Body 29, 2011, Oil on canvas, 170x170cm 8. Rome Urban Body 27, 2011, Oil on canvas, 50x70cm n 9. Rome Urban Body 22, 2011, Oil on canvas, 100x120cm 10. She is in Rome, 2012, Oil on canvas, 60x50cm 11. Rome Urban Body 36, 2011, Oil on canvas, 70x90cm 12. Rome Urban Body 48, 2011, Oil on canvas, 100x133cm 13. Rome Urban Body 52, 2011, Oil on canvas, 110x90cm 14. Rome Urban Body 53, 2011, Oil on canvas, 90x110cm 15. Rome Urban Body 64, 2012, Oil on canvas, 50x70cm 16. Rome Urban Body 66, 2012, Oil on canvas, 100x120cm 17. Romanian Academy in Rome, 2012, Oil on canvas, 78,5x108,5cm

Artist Statement:

I started my research into nocturnal imagery in the year 2011, while exploring and painting the narrow streets and low hills of Rome. I was immediately captivated by the magnificent night show which welcomes you to admire the urban scenography and observe details almost invisible to an untrained eye. All of these have motivated me to embark on a journey that I am presently enjoying more than ever.

At present, all my paintings are produced in the night. Be it in the open or in my private studio, the atmosphere of the night is a must.

Through this research, I endeavor to provide multiple visual answers which will hopefully contribute and smoothen this path rarely taken in painting. Sorin Scurtulescu