I see my work as a conversation with Painting through painting.
Hard facts, Real Life, Societal strife, Melodramatic ExistenZ, doubts, fears or joys, all build up in my work as enigmatic impasto oil colored objects. Presences, perpetually replacing illusion with new Illusions.
I do not consider my work abstract, since I work from images, I tell stories, and there is always a narrative content.
Images found or appropriated, are codified, modified, fragmented, distorted and transformed, until a story takes form, Pathos emerges.
I play with expectations.
My bag of tricks is a bric-a-brac of painting techniques and visual devices: paint applied with brush or knife flattened and crushed into the picture plane as if printed, oil paint or acrylic, both techniques at the same time, paint applied with rags, scraped or rubbed into the surface move back and forth on the two sides of a mirror, sharply cut edges the use of masking tape, colors are tripping, shapes degenerate, the work is taking place.
I scrape off, I sand down the surface; an archaeological process in reverse gradually unveiling a far more singular form than the initial doodle.
Born in Bucharest, Romania - 1957.
1972-77 Tonitza School of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania
1977-78 Studies Painting and Drawing (Sorin Dumitrescu
1979 Immigrates to the United States, in New York
1981-84 New York University, School of Arts, B. A.
studies Painting, Photography and Art History
(professors Bob Kopellis and Gerald Pryor)
1997 Internship, International Center of Photography, New York
1993 Moves to Paris, studio in Montreuil
1993-94 Artist in Residence, Fondation de France, Chars. Lives and works in Montreuil and Ile de Re / France.
Recent and Curent group and solo exhibitions
2019 Magazzini dell’Arte Contemporanea, group show, Trapani, Sicilia (currated Antonio Sammartano)
Opening Night, group show, (Ludovic Dervillez, Leslie Greene, Radu Tuian) Génie de la Bastille Galerie / Paris
2017 Here and There, group show, (Romanian artists living in Romania and abroad), Cotroceni Presidential Palace, Bucharest Romania
The Encrypted Form, group show (Joseba Eskubi, Joshua Hagler, Susannah Martin, Radu Tuian) Stoerpunkt Galery, Munchen , Germany
2016 Der Keller, personal show small work on paper, Hohenloche Design, Vienna, Austria
2015 Living in - Looking out, group show, La cave a Bananes, Paris
Acquired – group show, Burlington, Washington, USA
Broken Waves – two artists show (Olivia Janku, Radu Tuian) Aachen, Germany
2013 Emergence, group show curated by Erin Lawlor, Katrin Bremermann, Yifat Gat, Hotel de Suroy, Paris, France
Radu Tuian, personal show, Espace Icare, Issy-le-Moulineux, France
2012 Jardins Interieurs, three artists show (Constantin Pacea, Dorin Cretu, Radu Tuian) Maket Gallery, Paris, France
2011 Un Ballo a Pascani, group show romanian and french artists, Pascani Romania Fatza-Da, group show, Dan Oprea, Brasov, Romania