Art in Conversation with Andrei Nutu

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Andrei Nutu (b. 1996) is a Romanian visual artist active in Cluj and Bucharest. In his works, Andrei explores the possibilities of figurative painting through various techniques and textures, with a preference for oil and coal. Reaching strong abstracted forms, his paintings focus on the potential of human figures in a privileged transport in a mystical, intimate and timeless atmosphere that invites introspection.

ANDREI NUTU
Visual Artist | Romania

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Artist Statement

There are two sides to every story, but then there are countless layers to every narrative – it all depends on what we choose to focus on. Sometimes we can’t see the forest for the trees, while other times we need to step closer to be able to clearly see the story in front of us unfold. Our entire world is made of layers. From atoms to the physical universe, from a cell to a human being and from our most hidden desire and thoughts to the way we project ourselves out into the world.  

We are most out of context when we're observed within a context. My work looks to analyse our humanly ephemeral experiences and see how the layers of our consciousness are generated or influenced by the depth we plunge into during life’s seemingly fleeting moments – to depict not only the close-ups, but also what, sometimes involuntary, was left out of focus.