Dan Arcus

Dan Arcus

Bruxelles , Bruxelles , Belgium

About Dan Arcus

Born on 5 June 1983 in Galati, Romania, Dan lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

He graduated the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca, a well-known incubator of successful emergent artists.

He joined the online art market only three years ago and his works are now part of more than one hundred private collections around the world.

Faceless figures, in absurd situations, common people, living in an ignorant society are all usual subjects for Dan’s radiography of contemporary times.

In a very short period, he managed to establish a style where the colour is treated as an unexpected intervention, sudden, like an accident. That creates action on the character sometimes static and a spectator himself. In each composition, there is a strong relationship between the figure, the gesture and the environment, with hidden meanings for which the title serves as a guide for contemplation.

He works in multiple techniques and mediums with a preference for the dry pastel and charcoal because “it gives the painting a velvet texture with very little reflections which keeps the colours saturated and the contrasts deep and spectacular”.

Education

University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Events

Featured in SaatchiArt collection "Meet 6 Saatchi Art Artists From Belgium" - https://canvas.saatchiart.com/art/meet-6-saatchi-art-artists-from-belgium
Featured in SaatchiArt collection "New Surrealist" - https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Collage/New-Surrealist-Works/722504/184379/view
2015 - Finalist in “The 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition”
2006 - Participation in Europa Artium, Cluj-Napoca

Exhibitions

January-March 2021 - Group exhibition @ Ubique Gallery in Dinant, Belgium

December 2019 - Solo exhibition at the European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg

June 2019 - Group exhibition at the National Museum of Art of Cluj Napoca, Romania

March-May 2019 - Solo show @GalerieLaval in Liege, Belgium

2018 - ArtOpenKunst(Carte de visite)-Espace Vanderborght(The Independent), Brussels
2017 - Emergences-Centre Dansaert Brussels, solo show
2008 - Fashion concept exhibition Prêt a porter Paris Porte de Versailles
2007 - Group exhibition in Belgrade Fashion Fair
2006 - 2008-Group exhibition in Romanian National Fashion Festival, Iasi
2003-2009 - group exhibition in Romanian Fashion Fair, Cluj-Napoca