Ana Cristea Gallery at NADA New York
A two person presentation with works by Razvan Boar and Alexander Tinei
Between May 4 - 7, Ana Cristea Gallery will feature works by Romanian artists Răzvan Boar and Alexander Tinei in the first NYC art fair of the prestigious New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).
Razvan Boar's drawings, paintings, and collages have a fragmented quality, reflecting the confusion and dislocations of what can sometimes feel like a dissolving world. The one constant of Boar's work is that no matter what the dress, social status or position of his sitters is, their humanity burns out from the work; it is confrontational and unavoidable. His subjects are indifferent to our gaze, fully absorbed in their own worlds, as we, through looking, become absorbed in ours. It is perhaps this area, where the image breaks down into its effects, that the artist is exploring altogether. Boar (b. 1982) is currently completing his PhD in painting at the National University of Art in Bucharest. He is one of the most promising and original talents emerging from a new generation of painters in Romania, a country which has recently produced an important movement in contemporary painting.
Alexander Tinei creates works intensely dramatic, unnerving depictions that are somewhere between reality and fiction. Tinei's subjects are marked out, perhaps wounded by life. There is a strong sense that in this strange other world of his paintings, there is a kind of safety zone where no matter how damaged, or how strange, the subject is accepted for who he or she is. Tinei is pushing the viewer to spend time in front of his paintings with their strange hybrid subjects that are apparently only half human, to analyze their performative actions and dark undercurrents. Tinei was born in 1967 and is currently living and working in Budapest. His work has been featured in the Prague Biennale (2008 and 2011), Calvert 22, London (2009), Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, New York (2010), and Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee (2011). Most recently he is one of the artists in Vitamin P2 survey on contemporary painting published by Phaidon.
Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit collective of professionals working with contemporary art. NADA's mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the art field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituents. Through support and encouragement NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art; while enhancing the public’s interaction with contemporary art.
[Image: Razvan Boar "Nebula 2" (2012). Oil and acrylic on canvas 86.5 x 63 in (220 x 160 cm)]