MIRCEA TELEAGA'S DRAMATIC OIL PAINTINGS DEBUT AT GALLERY LAUNCH

MIRCEA TELEAGA'S DRAMATIC OIL PAINTINGS DEBUT AT GALLERY LAUNCH

Mircea Teleaga
born in 1989 in Radauti, Romania.
Lives and works in Radauti, Romania and London.

A new collection of paintings by Mircea Teleaga will be shown at our opening exhibition.

‘I am interested in exploring the history of certain places and seeing how that history could be shown in a painting without the use of narrative. This interest has appeared when I have started finding out that places very familiar and close to me served as both spectator and stage for very problematic issues regarding twentieth century history.
I paint landscapes that bear clear marks of their troubled past. Avoiding a very descriptive or self-explanatory approach, I intend to show distortions or scars in these landscapes. I am exploring these spaces from the point of view of the person who has lived there, not knowing the past events, and juxtaposing this with the point of view of the person who is fully aware.
The most used tool in my work is the metaphor and therefore the subject matter addresses much more than the painting physically describes. The most important elements that feed into my work are the notions of discord, conflict, confusion, lie and illusion. All of them described with the use of a place; a place where they had happened. My work can be considered allegorical and I intend to make the viewer feel all the mentioned feelings, because they are better understood when felt than when explained.’ 


Mircea Teleaga. 2015