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The visual form of expression in my art is surrealism, the philosophical way of representing the spiritual existence. The painting is an image that is at the same time real and unreal, with a dream-like vibration that is not necessarily based on reality. There are a lot of symbols in my art, since I am trying to create the idea of liberation for going back to the “beginning of all beginnings.” Everything is about the transition from conscious to subconscious levels. Elements of music, dance, and nature are used for expressing harmony, movement, and transition, while the very vibrant and strong colors are inducing energy and power.


About the Author

Octavian Florescu
florescu Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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.

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