Artist: Dan Brad Title: "Hope II" Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 39×27 inch
Dan Brad is a Romanian visual artist with an international activity. His artworks can be found in art galleries from U.S.A. and Europe and in the collections of several institutions and private collectors around the world. He creates in art the Realism of Conception (2003), bringing a new dimension and ideological substance of representation to Abstract Expressionism.
Working in his native Transylvanian region of Romania, painter Dan Brad explores colorful and dynamic Abstract expressionism. Occasionally, one of his paintings features a nearly figurative form, while the rest of the image booms with bright hues, energetic movements and strong forms. These abstractions are Brad’s focus, as he crafts energy, flow and direction with a build-up of swooping shapes, lines and shades. Playing with this changing, shifting imagery, Brad gives his works titles that reflect their shapes but do not confine meaning.
His abstractions, despite their eclecticism, always organize themselves around shelters, structures and architectural shapes. In so doing, Brad invites us to engage the forms by interpreting and redefining them.
” I was trained in the academic painting. This did not determine me to hold myself upon the same coordinates. I have studied the abstract painting admiring the abstract expressionist artists, especially being fascinated by Willem de Kooning’s artwork, finding myself in his manner of representation.
Willem de Kooning was influenced by Cubism, adding new elements, through abstraction, disposing of strength and colour, he created the Abstract expressionism. What I did, was to take it further, bringing to light the essential spirit – the beauty of divine creation, in a new manner of representation which I named it Realism of Conception.
I decompose the nature, things and emotions till abstraction, sometimes leaving a certain element on canvas or through title I offer a counterpoint to the viewer who will be able to walk the way back to real and playing a role in the act of creation, thus a fusion, between individual and the artwork, being accomplished.
The manner Realism of Conception open of fundamental nucleus of concrete elements which pulls in the light the spiritual beauty created in the beginning.
To you, who love beauty my artwork is addressed, and I hope your eyes and your souls will enjoy it, in aesthetic emotion andspiritual fullness, discover the new valences in the Modern Art.”
2010 – Art Gallery Non Solo Antic, Savona, Italy
2009 – Art Gallery Indiana University of Kokomo, U.S.A.
2009 – International Festival of Art – Watumi, (BV), Romania
2009 – Gallery NH Savona Darsena, Savona, Italy
2008 – Open Studio db 5, Brasov, Romania
2007 – A.C. of the Academy for Art and Science American – Ro.
2007 – Open Studio db 4, Brasov, Romania
2007 – Art Gallery Transylvania University of Brasov, Romania
2006 – Open Studio db 3, Brasov, Romania
2005 – Open Studio db 2, Brasov, Romania
2004 – Open Studio db 1, Brasov, Romania
1996 – Art Gallery Sala Arta, Art Museum, Brasov, Romania
1990 – Gallery Ministry of Telecommunication, Tokio, Japan
1985 – Art Gallery Sala Arta, Art Museum, Brasov, Romania
1984 – Art Gallery Sala Arta, Art Museum, Brasov, Romania
1983 – Art Gallery Sala Arta, Art Museum, Brasov, Romania