Born in 1979 - Romania
Oana Cosug was born in 1979 in Romania. She studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Bucharest and at the Academy Royale of Beaux Arts in Brussels. She lives and works in Brussels. Drawing is, for Oana Cosug, a field of investigation that allows her to set her fantasies free. Its function is not that of depicting the visible, but to conceive the improbable, and it evokes fears and the fascination of desire.
The figurative approach of the subject, combined to an abstract and geometric play on lines, has to role to provoke the viewer to several enigmas. In her drawings, Oana Cosug expresses an impression of anguish, taking away the reassurance of reality. The portraits are not easy to identify. Hands seem to search something, to express infinity, to search for a space that is indefinable.
For her, drawing is means to reappropriate transitory images, often insignificant, as this medium requests time and energy. Images come to her and she materializes them, with references from art history. They nourish her and she tries to appropriate them, and everything becomes history in progress.
Using humous and irony as a form of poetic conceptualism, her drawings take the viewer in a workd of fantasies where the rules of the absurd refer to events, with a sensitivity that is both spiritual and sarcastic.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Drawings, d'YS Gallery, Brussels
2012 Paitings / Drawings, Visual Art Museum, Galati, Roumanie
2010 Blue face, painting exhibition, Artsenzafine Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008 My shadow, painting exhibition, Artsenzafine Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Another city, another life, Actionfields Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Drawings, B-Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2004 ExPosition, Atelier35 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2003 Painting exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Painting exhibition, Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest
1996 Painting exhibition, N.Tonitza Gallery, Barlad, Romania
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 International Biennale of Contemporary Drawings in Namur, Belgium
Canvas Collectie / Collection RTBF, BOZAR, Brussels
2011 Temporary collection,exhibition organized by Frédéric Rolland at B-Gallery, Brussels
2009 Zennestraaat 17, Croxhapox Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Croxhapox Gallery, Gent, Belgium
2007 Studio Gallery by Art ‘Contest, Brussels, Belgium
2005 Young Colors, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania
Bistrita 2005, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
2004 Assemblage Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Romanian Contemporary Art, Chisinau, Moldavia
Painting Symposium of Bistrita, C.Baba Gallery, Bistrita, Romania
2003 Paintings exhibition, Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest
Lascar Viorel Biennial, Piatra Neamt, Romania
Bucharest Annual Art Exhibition, Artis Gallery, Bucharest
2002 Hanul cu Tei Gallery, Bucharest
Gheorghe Patrascu Biennial, Targoviste, Romania
Ion Andreescu Biennial Buzau, Romania
2001 Unifest, Bucharest University, Bucharest
Accente si amprente, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
2000 Contemporary Art Show, Ceausescu Palace, Bucharest
Tolerance underlined, History Museum, Bucharest
1999 Spring Accents, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest
1998 Student Fest, Museum of Contemporary Art, Galati, Romania
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