Sergiu Laslo

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1993-, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

ARTIST STATEMENT

The artist Sergiu Laslo always attempts an original exercise of introspection: a gallery of bizarre figures, with solitary protagonists, most of them caught in unusual and strange positions, with their faces half covered or even completely absent. His works try to illustrate the physical and mental states that humanity goes through. On closer inspection, there seems to be a kind of symbiotic relationship between the suspended gestures of the characters and the dominant play of nuances he works with. Developing as an artist in an environment that needs no introduction when it comes to the long-term use of gray in neo-figurative, Laslo intelligently manages to alternate light shades and subtle chromatic hints. In almost every work, you can see chromatic iridescences bursting from the edges, as if suddenly, the viewer would begin to see better, providing life and color beyond the snapshots in which these characters are depicted.

EDUCATION

2012

University of Arts and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, painting department

2005-2012

School of Fine Arts "Romul Ladea", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

EXHIBITIONS

2021

Galleri Nobel, Oslo, Norway

2019

Solo show, ‘’Stolen moments’’ Estopia art gallery, Lugano, Switzerland

2019

Group exhibition, ‘’Transported’’ Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Massachusetts, Westport, USA

2019

Group exhibition, Centrul de interes, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2019

Solo show, ‘’Lighting Grey’’ Estopia art gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2018

Group exhibition, ‘’Paintings and Jewlery’’ at Wine Notes, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2018

Featured in ‘’ Rebellive Art/conscious’’ A Fashion-Infused Art Zine, Budapest, Hungary

2018

Group exhibtion, “Eu nu emit carbon“, Halucinarium-Triaj creativ, Bucuresti, Romania

2018

Group exhibition, “Close Encounters of the Ninth Kind”, City ArtSpace and DoubleTree by Hilton Cluj, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2018

Group exhibition, ‘’Paintings and Jewlery’’ at Wine Notes, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2018

Featured in ‘’ Rebellive Art/conscious’’ A Fashion-Infused Art Zine, Budapest, Hungary

2018

Group exhibition, ‘’Paintings and Jewlery’’ at Wine Notes, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2018

Featured in ‘’ Rebellive Art/conscious’’ A Fashion-Infused Art Zine, Budapest, Hungary

2017

Group exhibition, "Going East” Romanian Cultural Institute, London, UK

2017

Group exhibition, ”Bombastic” Cultural Space “Etaj 5”, Bucuresti, Romania

2017

Group exhibition, "Spring Salon" Cultural Space and Workshop "Launloc", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2016

Group exhibition, "DIY" ("Do It Yourself"), Cultural Space "Gara Mica", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2016

Group exhibition,"EXPOZIȚIE înGRUP #2" Cultural Space and Workshop "Launloc", Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2015

"Random Flow", Architecture Days - special event, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2013

"Burg" - special exhibiton on the topic of old Romanian architecture, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2011

Group exhibiton, "The Fortress", Sighisoara, Romania