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”.

Gabriel Stoian - Upgrowth, 2014

Upgrowth, 2014

Power to you, 2014

Power to you, 2014

Grey. Print on ceramic plate. 40 x 12 cm. 2014

Grey, print on ceramic plate, 40 x 12 cm, 2014

Landscape , object and statement, various sizes, 2013

Landscape, object and statement, various sizes, 2013

Newspaper - Tuesday 31 December 2013

Newspaper – Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Souvenirs from RO, Romanian popular towels, various sizes, 2013.

Souvenirs from RO, Romanian popular towels, various sizes, 2013

All images © Gabriel Stoian

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