LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
I am Dorin Cristea,
I was born on March 19 1995 in Tulcea, a Romanian town located on the mouth of the Danube. I live near Venice, and lately I spend at least one week a month in Stuttgart.
I am a 27-year-old man constantly looking for new stimuli, new worlds, new sensations to project with painting and to collect with the camera.
I worked as an interior designer for more than a year, now I'm a social media manager and a salesman for a chain of eyewear stores. I'm interested in product photography, but it doesn't excite me, instead I love the feeling of redefining people's faces through the multiple shapes of glasses.
In my portfolio we can observe the influences of different artists, who make my artistic thought take on different garments. One can observe the recycling of elements discarded by society, such as Mimmo Rotella. Frantic painting like a dance, by Jackson Pollock. The abstract reinterpretation of emotions by Wassily Kandinsky. Mark Rothko's religious quest for color.
My painting, or rather my works, try to enter, to tear and add something, first of all to me during the creative act and then to the observer.
I lived my childhood in Romania with my grandmother, a seamstress. Here I was fascinated by the potential of creation and transformation. Our living room was an atelier, at night you could hear the noise of the Singer sewing, and during the day you could see the enchanted faces of people wearing my grandmother's clothes.
At the age of 7, I moved to Italy. I joined my parents, first in Rome and then definitively in Venice. I am lively, restless, with the constant need to do something with my hands. I remember that I preferred to take apart the radio-controlled cars instead of playing with them.
At the age of 16 I attended a high school in chemistry and biology (lasting 5 years). I am fascinated by organic and inorganic matter, by the vibrations and bonds of the atoms that compose it. I am of the idea that the world around us without the influence of man is already art. My doing, our doing, is only a reinterpretation of art.At the age of 21, I started a three-year degree course in industrial design, where I was taught manual skills, techniques and the use of different tools and materials. I learned the history of objects and their evolution over time, but above all I learned the importance of ergonomics and the relationship between form and human being.
WHO I AM
When I grow up I want to be an artist.
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