The extensive solo show 'Mythical Flesh' signed by Alexandru Rădvan presents the artist's creation of the last seven years - the period 2014-2021 - and offers an exhaustive body of work produced across many media, from drawing on paper and various textiles, to oversized paintings on canvas, and large two to three-dimensional sculptures made from metal and/or applied resin. His subject matter and general themes consist of an intense and committed engagement with ancient myths and mythologies, usually those of a Mediterranean origin, yet personally recast into understanding and reinvigorating them anew in the current context.
Alexandru Rădvan thinks through subject themes that have a starting point in those richly fascinating mythological characters like Hercules, Prometheus, Narcissus, or narrative myths such as Daphne and Apollo and Pygmalion and Galatea. The extended groups of work each represent a defined series and subject matter, each with a distinctive title that collectively provides a panorama of his wider artistic conceptualizations. The exhibition in grouped around seven distinctive thematic chapters: 'On Rituals and Sun', 'Meridional', 'Pygmalion', 'Strange Women', 'Apollo & Daphne', 'Hercules', and 'Self-portrait'. The viewer is warmly invited to visit the exhibition through presentational 3D online viewing room technology.
The online exhibition 'Mythical Flesh' presents all the artworks that will be offered to the public also in an extensive catalogue published by Kerber Verlag. A small fraction of which will be also presented in an offline exhibition.
Supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds thru NeuStart Kultur