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Sept 6 - Oct 27, 2019


Studio 205, Barracks 14

'dancers' by C. Fodoreanu

The Cornel/Henry Art is pleased to present C. Fodoreanu's first exhibition in San Diego.

'dancers' by C. Fodoreanu
'dancers' by C. Fodoreanu

Time & Location

Sept 6 - Oct 27, 2019

Studio 205, Barracks 14, 2770 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

About The Event

The Cornel/Henry Art is pleased to present dancers by C. Fodoreanu. 

<< I was traveling to Greece and stumbled upon an old waterpark. The place was full of smiles and playful energy. Kids and adults alike were laughing and throwing themselves in the water making splashes. But at the same time there was this allusive seriousness about their play in the water. The more time passed and more water was splashed from above, a hidden sternness and a godly gravity spread throughout. The place made for an unexpected comparison between humans and dancers. With every splash it seemed that humans, with their habitual curious nature, were slowly transformed into rehearsed dancers of a long known and perfectly organized choreography. Their trustful play in dangerous waters seemed driven by a mysterious music and force. A diversion was unveiling itself in front of me, a complete abandonment of these dancers to the powers up above... >>

Born in Transylvania (Romania) into a family with a long tradition of icon painting, he started painting from early ages. He then inherently transitioned to using lens-based modalities to create his art, from photography and digital collages, to art/sound installations and video. His visual work pursues a poetry of light, and centers on exploring humans as they relate to their bodies, surrounding nature, personal boundaries, intimacy, play, fragility of life, social justice, fleetingness of time, and divine intervention. These themes are a consequence of his academic upbringing as a philosopher (University of California, San Diego) and physician (Harvard Medical School,) which affords him a unique position to observe and analyze the human nature on its spectrum, from its best to worst, and to subsequently transcend, personalize, and relate these understandings in spectacular, thoughtful works of art. Often, these projects are accompanied by soulful poems intermingled between the visual works.

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