3 years of Art Yourself Gallery • Anniversary exhibitions

For their 3 year anniversary, Art Yourself Gallery (read interview) had three exhibitions. Below are a few highlights from the group show ‘Exotic’, part of the project 11172014 and Radu Rodideal’s solo show ‘Nostalgia’.



‘Exotic’, the 8th exhibition of the project 11172014, explores the idea of exoticism, diversity and our relationship with the other in the current context, where different cultures, spaces and times intersect in an online environment. However, inside the art gallery, we find the mystery we long for and discover new visions that still amaze us.

Artists – project 11172014

AitchFelix Aftene, Gabriel Caloian, Codruţa CerneaMihail CosuleţuCristian CrisbăşanSuzana DanAmalia DulhanAndreea FloreanuCornel LaziaIleana & Cătălin Oancea, Dragoş PătraşcuTudor PătraşcuRadu RodidealAdrian Sandu, Bogdan Teodorescu, Ioana Ursa.


© Aitch – All she ever wanted Careful what you wish for’. Read our interview with Aitch here.

Amalia Dulhan / Ileana Oancea

Amalia Dulhan / Ileana Oancea

Amalia Dulhan

Amalia Dulhan – Bride / ‘Nothing is new and more exciting than a new electric concatenation of neurons in my brain’.

Read our interview with Amalia here.

Ileana Oancea

Ileana Oancea – DOOI‘The exotic is not necessarily “distant”, it can be found right next to us – if we change the material and/ or the place of an usual object it transforms and we will look at it with new eyes’.

Codruța Cernea

Codruța Cernea – The Boat. Read our interview with Codruța here.

Gabriel Caloian

Gabriel Caloian – Emisar I

Ioana Ursa

Ioana Ursa – Artist de mahala / ‘Some are not only artists…’ 

Dragoș Pătrașcu

Dragoș Pătrașcu

Dragoș Pătrașcu – Lumina mută

Felix Aftene

Felix Aftene – Exotic

Cristian Crisbășan

Cristian Crisbășan – A Journey into The Realm of Senses /  From Les Monstreuses Saveurs Du Palais’, performance by Cristiana Cott Negoescu – Vama Veche, August 28, 2014. Models: Cristiana Negoescu & Denisa Niță.

Our hope for hallucinations lies in the illusion for evolution in an extrinsic world’.

Cornel Lazia

Cornel Lazia – Take me down To the paradise city

Tudor Pătrașcu

Tudor Pătrașcu – Didactic monster

Bogdan Teodorescu

Bogdan Teodorescu – Great Romanian Nude

View catalog / Translation: The re:art.

View more from 11172014 here.



Painting and music are the two means of artistic expression that Radu Rodideal harmoniously combines in his complex project ‘Nostalgia’. He started the project in October 2012 and finally reached his goal in September 2014.


According to the artist, 840 animation frames were painted, however, only 37 have remained in a physical form. The process was direct, consisting in repainting and sequential shooting the same support, while the music in the animation was a result of a single recording.

As for the concept, the project is a metaphor revealing the effort of reconciliation with the self through a character who, anchored in the past, attempts suicide on a daily basis leaving luck to decide in his favor.

Radu Rodideal

Radu Rodideal - Art Yourself Gallery

Radu Rodideal

Radu Rodideal

Radu Rodideal

View catalog.

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Photos: The re:art.

The exhibitions can be visited until September 30th, 2014.

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