Lot 6, Radu Comșa - Coffee Break (after “the Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel, 2019)* - Romanian artists in the spotlight - Art in Central and Eastern Europe <br> 6th of October - Auctions

Coffee Break (after “the Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel, 2019)*


Size canvas 1: diam 62 cm;

Size canvas 2: 67 x 67 x 5 cm;

Medium: Hand-died cotton canvas (batik)

Signed and dated on the reverse


Private collection, Cluj.


Bucharest, Romania

Bidding begins Oct 3, 10:00 GMT+2
Starting price €4,500
Estimate €5,000 - €7,000

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The idea of “painting overall” or “expanded painting”, provides a key to understanding Radu Comșa’s artistic practice. Incorporating divagations, extractions and references, the works of Radu Comșa are transmutations from one material, one shape or one conceptual frame, to another. Informed by his interest in modernist architecture, concrete poetry, and atonal music, his diagrammatic transcriptions incorporate plates of cast concrete or panels of sewn fabrics which operate as visual utterances hovering between painting and sculpture. His most recent work is marked by geometric shapes and primary colours implementing a conceptual approach to the creative process of painting.

Comșa has exhibited at major institutions such as the Arken Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark; the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland; the Műcsarnok Kunsthalle in Budapest, Hungary; the National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta; the National Gallery Pristina, Kosovo and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania. He has participated in the Prague Biennale (3 and 4) in Prague, Czech Republic; the Art Encounters Biennial in Timișoara, Romania and Documenta in Regensburg, Germany. His work is featured in important private and public collections such as the FRAC in Limoges, France or the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania. He is represented by SABOT Gallery in Cluj and Galerie Emanuel Hervé, Paris.

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