Mircea Popescu and the inner reflection of immediate reality
The artworks of Timişoara-based artist Mircea Popescu can be described as the inner reflection of the immediate reality: “Most images are built on the principles of relief printing – linocut, woodcut – combined with elements inspired from lowbrow art, lettrism, superflat, street art and abstract expressionism.
I find the human face to be a symbol of the cult for image. We consider ourselves an image, we are the masters of our own superficial appearance, but we can’t decide upon our inner structure. Visually transposing this theory, I designed the anthropomorphic sign in its impersonality, beside its anatomic aspect. The face is a substitute for the entire body, and the portrait becomes a container, a linear structure, in which random visual fragments cling from the informational flow. Portraits become communication mechanisms, an equal expressionist visual system, with a semantic of lettrist nature. Being at the abstract’s boundary and containing signs imitating letters or groups of letters, prints give the viewer the possibility of creating his own universe, of identifying with or of self-excluding from the temperamental typology of figurative portraits”.
Mind Craft series
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All images © Mircea Popescu