About the Book
A comprehensive catalogue of Octavian Florescu's art.
All of my work is a real introspection of life. The search for the Human essence, for the link between the human reality and the spiritual one are the leading ideas of my art. The unknown, the energy, the movement, and the metamorphosis are the basic elements used. The characters are almost real; the shapes are fluid and in motion; they are spiritual, radiating energy to the point of merging with the Universe. Each work is a story, a rhapsody, a vision into spirituality. The suppleness of the human symbols, the movement, the soaring toward the infinite try to introduce the spectator into a system of perfection. However, I am trying to only suggest the idea of departure in meditation toward perfection, without creating the image of an absolute world. I was born in 1957 in the Southern Romanian town of Craiova. In 1979, I interrupted my university studies in engineering to become a full-time painter. For five years I studied church painting and restoration.