Gabriel Stoian: The subversive and ironical discourse
Emerging conceptual artist Gabriel Stoian describes his work, ranging from public interventions, installation, assemblage to object and conceptual writing, as “a subversive, ironical and critical reaction towards the instruments of power and its symbols”.
He graduated a M.A. in the graphics department at the “University of Art and Design” from Cluj-Napoca in 2010 and thereafter he was selected as a resident artist with the “Hàbitat Artístic Castelló” – Cultural Center of Castellón de la Plana, Spain – where he developed and exhibited a personal project during 2011. He is currently undergoing his PHD with the same University of Arts in Cluj.
Referring to his studies, he states that he is rather an “autodidact”: “I have always enjoyed a nomadic existence, working from location to location. My ideas require new backdrops and starting points and this cannot be found in the same place all the time. Right now I live and work in Bucharest and I enjoy it a lot”.
Power to you, 2014
Grey, print on ceramic plate, 40 x 12 cm, 2014
Landscape, object and statement, various sizes, 2013
Newspaper – Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Souvenirs from RO, Romanian popular towels, various sizes, 2013
All images © Gabriel Stoian
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