Suzana Dan – Playground @ Aiurart

Suzana Dan’s ‘Playground’ solo show, hosted by Aiurart Contemporary Art Space, curator Erwin Kessler, is open until the 24th of January 2015 (21 Lirei St, Bucharest, Mon-Sat, 3-7 pm).

We feel that the main focus of the exhibition is the contrast between appearance, which may seem desirable and amusing at first sight, and a harsh reality, one that exists beyond stereotypes and unfolds with each detail, irony and self-irony, revealing “bloody-happy, erotically-abrasive, para-feminist, painfully relaxed tales”. “Suzana Dan drives painting up the wall, getting all sorts of fluids flowing from it, letting them out in the open as if to horripilate and instruct the beholder concurrently.” (according to the gallery, translation by Bogdan Lepădatu)

In the end, suffering and love are part of the same big picture, where innocence and sweetness become the opposite, a threat, a forbidden game.

Suzana Dan

‘Monument’, acrylic on canvas, 209 x 250 cm, 2014

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I think flowers should be forbidden to children / Detail

‘I think flowers should be forbidden to children’, acrylic on canvas, 99,5 x 100 cm, 2014

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The perfect model for the humankind: the severe threat / Detail

‘The perfect model for the humankind: the severe threat’, acrylic on canvas, 110 x 150 cm, 2014

I don't mind dissapearing

I don't mind dissappearing / Detail

‘I don’t mind disappearing’, acrylic on canvas, 155 x 160 cm, 2014

The Severe Threat

The Severe Threat

The Severe Threat

‘The Severe Threat’, installation, 50 bunnies 20×11, 5×12 cm each, 2014

When in doubt, freak them out

When in doubt, freak them out / Detail

‘When in doubt, freak them out’, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 190 cm, 2014

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The absence of any stimulation

‘The absence of any stimulation’, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 100 cm, 2014

At a time

‘At a time’, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm, 2014

You can't build clouds and that's why the future you dream of never comes

‘You can’t build clouds and that’s why the future you dream of never comes’, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm, 2014

World constructed on the basis of appearance I / Detail

‘World constructed on the basis of appearance I’ (detail), acrylic on wooden panel, 60 x 36,5 cm, 2014

The pillar

The pillar / Detail

‘The pillar’, acrylic on wooden panel, 56 x 36,5 cm, 2014

Stair

‘Stair’, acrylic on wooden panel, 40 x 28 cm, 2014

Plant

‘Plant’, acrylic on wooden panel, 20 x 38 cm, 2014

Landscape

‘Landscape’, acrylic on wooden panel, 29 x 29 cm, 2014

How deep is your love?

How deep is your love?

‘How deep is your love?’ (detail), installation, 2014

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Photos: The re:art. View photos from the opening here.

More info about Suzana Dan on her blog.

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