Creating a vibrant dreamworld of unexpected horizons, Romanian artist Dan Bunea discovers a sense of place beyond what is known and touches on eternity. Inspired by Kandinsky, these paintings surge with a bold and sweeping abstraction, energized by the brilliance of rich hues and explosively energized marks. With honesty and freedom Bunea works spontaneously, applying his pigments in a variety of methods – thick and thin, textured and splattered – developing an effect that is striking in its beauty and its rawness. Bunea builds his works in acrylic paints, often incorporating three-dimensional elements to break his paintings free from the surface in a joyful outburst of color and texture.
Born in the mountains of Petrosani, Romania, Dan Bunea grew up during the overthrow of communist rule and the transition to democracy, allowing him to see the world and art from many perspectives. Now living in Timisoara, Romania and exhibiting his work internationally, he began his career working with computers and software development only to rediscover his artistic passion while traveling in Paris.