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METARELIGIOUS PROCESSION by darastean METARELIGIOUS PROCESSION :icondarastean:darastean 21 4 'The Maze of Love' by darastean 'The Maze of Love' :icondarastean:darastean 29 10 Lost Flowers by darastean Lost Flowers :icondarastean:darastean 9 5 Lost Passions by darastean Lost Passions :icondarastean:darastean 17 5 Who's coming by darastean Who's coming :icondarastean:darastean 58 22 Wellknown are the Ways by darastean Wellknown are the Ways :icondarastean:darastean 14 4 Walking In The Fish Rain by darastean Walking In The Fish Rain :icondarastean:darastean 13 2 unmeetings by darastean unmeetings :icondarastean:darastean 20 6 Those Three Sand Storms by darastean Those Three Sand Storms :icondarastean:darastean 6 3 The Time Is Passing By by darastean The Time Is Passing By :icondarastean:darastean 8 4 The Other Monastery by darastean The Other Monastery :icondarastean:darastean 2 1 The Memories Of A Cat by darastean The Memories Of A Cat :icondarastean:darastean 7 1 The Last Pilgrimage 2 by darastean The Last Pilgrimage 2 :icondarastean:darastean 12 3 The Last Pilgrim by darastean The Last Pilgrim :icondarastean:darastean 1 8 The Last Dinner by darastean The Last Dinner :icondarastean:darastean 28 8 The Churches Of The Sky by darastean The Churches Of The Sky :icondarastean:darastean 8 2


Rowan girl by Daywish Rowan girl :icondaywish:Daywish 1,295 342 hot cold contrast 2 by Floriandra
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hot cold contrast 2 :iconfloriandra:Floriandra 965 96
composition with some poppies by Floriandra composition with some poppies :iconfloriandra:Floriandra 541 44 Golden sommer day by Floriandra Golden sommer day :iconfloriandra:Floriandra 17,938 1,163 Historiae Ars by hazel051 Historiae Ars :iconhazel051:hazel051 6 2 Cloud by DigitalAbsinthe Cloud :icondigitalabsinthe:DigitalAbsinthe 6 7 Nymph Stock 3 by lockstock
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Nymph Stock 3 :iconlockstock:lockstock 414 167
Pomegranates in winter by unda Pomegranates in winter :iconunda:unda 226 27 For Petrov-Vodkin by KaterinaBelkina
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For Petrov-Vodkin :iconkaterinabelkina:KaterinaBelkina 247 46
For Picasso. Blue period by KaterinaBelkina
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For Picasso. Blue period :iconkaterinabelkina:KaterinaBelkina 471 72
Photoshop brushes-curves set 4 by Lileya Photoshop brushes-curves set 4 :iconlileya:Lileya 122 16 Large Lady Themepark - Finit by JonBeinart Large Lady Themepark - Finit :iconjonbeinart:JonBeinart 307 255 wire whip girl by littlemissfreak wire whip girl :iconlittlemissfreak:littlemissfreak 307 40 Soon gone is the day... by EmberRoseArt Soon gone is the day... :iconemberroseart:EmberRoseArt 97 39 loveless by the-surreal-arts loveless :iconthe-surreal-arts:the-surreal-arts 9 5



Nick Darastean
Current Residence: Timisoara- Romania
Favourite genre of music: ambiental
Favourite style of art: surreal
Favourite cartoon character: Scratch
Personal Quote: Nulla Dies Sine Linea
My childhood was very important for my development as an artist. I was born on April 2, 1971 in a small Romanian village surrounded by forests, a settlement where no modern facility had ever existed - not even electricity. I grew up imagining the "outside world", making my own toys out of wood and clay, watching and studying nature. When I was 7 my family moved to a nearby larger village. There I started to broaden my horizons but at the same time lose my childhood. I started to discover civilization, as it was, and many times I had a feeling of "deja-vu": seeing that things I had only imagined before actually existed.
I spent my teenage years preparing for a respectable career in electronics, but the influence of my grandfather, my first art teacher, a very good folk artist with an authentic aesthetic sense, was starting to come out. After high school I realized that I had to dedicate myself to the art of painting so I started to attend a local Graphic Art School. There I showed my professor a few paintings which looked so much like the works of Vasarely, Dali, Magritte and de Chirico that the professor asked me whether I had seen their works before. Having only read books about renaissance art and nothing about modern paintings, I started searching for information. Then I began my own art history course.
After studying graphic art I decided to expand my view of art by studying design. I chose design because the study of art was too constrained by the work methods of our art teachers. Unfortunately there is no surrealist art school in the world and surrealism is still overlooked by professors who are too busy with postmodernist art. Studying design helped me indirectly by developing my abilities of projecting a surrealist atmosphere through perspective and projective drawing and also making me familiar with new art techniques. During that time I perfected my watercolors, icons and graphic art style.
Traveling through the Netherlands in the last few years raised my interest for the hyperrealism of the still lives of Flemish painters. Then I began to study the fantastic realism of Breughel and Bosch, of Carel Willink and Pyke Koch and the metaphysics of Magritte and Delvaux. Learning from the experiences of other artists and adding my view of the world I developed, in time, my own surrealist style.


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EduardoTaborda Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing gallery
Tollimidgen Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
your biography is really interesting. your childhood mush have been so naif and beautiful (in some senses that modern childs don´t appreciate) :) I hope you can work and live with your art :)
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LucideSkullDeaf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Your works are so very beautiful, clean, nice and... there isn't words for to explain...
Very, very good job !!
MingMyaskovsky Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
I really like the concepts of your Mona Lisa Series, it's very interesting !!
kiss-the-sun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Your gallery is wonderful!
ontwerpje Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
nice gallery! :)
hazel051 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+favlove:.
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