Opening: Thursday, 21st November 2019, 18:00-21:00 h –
Knesebeckstrasse 90, 10623 Berlin
On view: 21st November 2019 – 18th December 2019,
Opening hours: Tues – Sa, 14:00 – 18:00 h
Charlottenwalk: Friday, 22nd of November 2019 until 21:00 h
Anaid Art Gallery and K90 are pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by the Romanian artist Radu Rodideal (b. 1986) titled “Disclosure of Romance”, curator Diana Dochia, Ph.D.. The opening will take place on Thursday, 21st of November 2019, between 18:00 – 21:00 h, Knesebeckstrasse 90, 10623 Berlin. The exhibition will be part of the Charlottenwalk event from Friday, 22nd of November, when the gallery will be opened until 21:00 h.
The new series of artworks on display signed by Radu Rodideal will gather 15 (fifteen) paintings, created in the last year. Radu Rodideal is interested in the theme of romanticism in art and in the way of how romanticism can be reproduced and reinterpreted today, in a society, where the absence of feelings has become a norm. In romanticism, the feelings triggered the drama, they were a product of rivalry and jealousy, an idealization of the other. After the sexual revolution of the 1960s, romanticism becomes something “outdated”, feelings fade in the face of the sexual freedom, of the carnal desire.
“Disclosure of Romance” is intended to be a careful examination of the contemporary relationships through the lens of the individual troubled by love, passion, desire, betrayal, deception, duplicity, secrecy, revenge, and possessiveness. Rodideal paints the whole interior struggle within a stylized figurative form contoured by clear lines, as a contrast of shapes and colors.
Radu Rodideal was born in 1986 in Bucharest, Romania. He is one of the leading young artists from Romania with exhibitions in Austria, Germany, and Romania. He graduated in 2010 at the University of Arts in Bucharest, painting department and in 2014 the University of Music, piano department. In his paintings the artist discusses the allusive eroticism hidden in the most ordinary actions, places or objects, sometimes revealing the emotional burden they carry on their own. His artworks can be found in private collections from Germany, Romania, France, Italy, Belgium, USA. He is represented by Anaid Art Gallery Berlin, since 2018.