Year of birth
Laurian Popa was born in 1980 in Arad, where he lives and works. He is a Romanian visual artist, licensed in Painting at the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timisoara, Prof. Constantin Flondor. The combination of compositions, drawings and objects created by Laurian Popa, forms the image of a material figurative, a bold and not familiar. A figurative that rather translates into reality an object with an unusual identity, a processing of remnants of objects gathered and recomposed into another dimension. With an obsolete identity, broken from the usual context, the image of objects becomes an exercise of decryption, assimilation, recontextualization: a signal of the decadence of a “arranged” but real space. In this newly created dimension, the meaning of objects becomes confused, strange, sometimes giving the impression of arranged images, well-ordered “installations” that are required to be painted, where the size of the objects is disproportionate, related to the actual size of the support. The attempt to observe the reality of an object, to “feel” the corporeality, to put it out of function and to place it in disfunction, is the way the artist intervenes, by which the object observed becomes another, in a new image.