A Symphony of Symbolism is an extraordinary selection of works that speak through their unique styles and unusual materials and techniques. In this grouping are artists that do not rely on conventional imagery, but expound their worldviews in their own individual terms.
Matei Enric's paintings combine the techniques of easel and wall painting, creating images which both integrate and create an aesthetic environment of symbolism and intrigue. Enric draws on varied influences, including Byzantine painting and modern masters such as Malevich, Klee or Mondrian. The assemblage-like works create a scene by integrating their background: "Space circumscribes the work; the wall (the vital space around the picture) is inserted in the piece of work, becoming in this way an element of the composition." The compositions reveal fluid natural rhythms as well as materializing a fusion between visual geometry and linguistic communication.
Enric was born and studied art restoration in Romania and currently resides in Bucharest. He has exhibited his works across Romania in both group and solo shows and has restored many works of classical and ancient painting. His paintings can be found in private collections in Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Italy, and the United States.
[Image: Matei Enric, The Holy Crime]