Eugen Vutescu

Eugen Vuţescu’s painting and installations are epidermal, the way the artist builds his compositions and his chromatic registers is based on a process of solidification, a process where the memory infiltrates into the body, generating layers of skin. The paintings have layers of matter that are staggered by their own geometry, a visual effect which can be translated into compulsive silence. Bodies, fragments of certain corpses and objects are continually twisting under the spectator’s eyes, in a mimesis of a state of rest.

Monochrome or cruel, violent or grey, the colours create a dialog – they show a certain silence of suffering, transforming all these bodies into statuary structures, like ossified characters, who now resign after suppression.  The coloured skin of these canvas keeps their vital memory. 

For the viewers, it is like a personal exercise to stimulate empathy: in front of the paintings they feel like psychoanalysts, they watch and listen to each other, in a continuous silent dialogue.