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.
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I believe the world is too empty, artistically speaking. If every ancestor had left us a page of a journal, a poem, a statue, a painting or just a scratching on a wall, our cultural heritage would have been immense and we would have understood our roots much better.
In order to be a part of the world's cultural heritage I have tried to tell my story and using images I have put into these paintings everything I wanted to say. Surrealism has been a challenge for me: not only have I needed advanced technical skills, like the old masters, but also a good and vast imagination and some knowledge of philosophy, history, symbolism and psychology.