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In the Name of the River

Solo show at the Cluj Art Museum, April 2015



The birth of my son was a very important moment in my life: everything was reborn for me and got new meanings, another dimension. I have discovered the river in its greatness and beauty. The resonance of silence, the beauty of the landscapes of my wanderings along the river and mountain waters led me to capture in painting the images of rapid or mild streams, they made me think of harmony and atemporality. Because of its sacred meaning (water is the symbol of life and death or immortality), the river remains a purifying and regenerative element. I have tried to express this idea through the filter of my soul enclined towards natural beauty. I have depicted impressions, aquatic or aerial elements, details, the water reflections in a first series of paintings starting with 2011 and have continued until 2013. This process led me to the exhibit titled “August Dream”, and continued with the “Magic River” and the present exhibit “In the Name of the River”. In the present exhibit “In the Name of the River” I have focused on the aquatic abstract elements, those of shape and color playing on the beautiful skin of the trout, the “king of the river”.

The exhibit “In the Name of the River” is intended as a connective bridge between the material and spiritual worlds; it is an advocacy effort for the possible spiritual renewal of mankind.


Claudiu Presecan, Cluj, April 12, 2015



















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Mandrie a Tarii Motilor Arhitectul Augustin Presecan Exista oameni care desi au avut o viata relativ scurta, prin lucrarile si operele lor au reusit sa impuna posteritatii un respect deosebit fata de memoria, de numele lor, niciodata uitat. Un astfel de om a fost, fara tagada, arhitectul Augustin Presecan, om de certa valoare profesionala, creator al arhitecturii unor…

Pictura Claudiu Presecan @Targul de arta contemporana Art Safari 2015

Aflat la a 2-a editie, Targul de Arta Contemporana Art Safari din Bucuresti este organizat anul acesta la Cladirea Ciclop, in perioada 13-17 mai.
Va invit sa vizitati standul galeriei Artfooly deschis la etajul 3, unde voi expune o parte dintre cele mai recente tablouri ale mele, alaturi de lucrari ale sculptorului Dan Istrate.









Programul de vizitare Art Safari:

Miercuri, 13 mai, orele 12.00 – 21.00

Joi, 14 mai, orele 12.00 – 21.00

Vineri, 15 mai, orele 12.00 – 21.00

Sâmbătă, 16 mai, orele 12.00 – 04.00 (Noaptea muzeelor)

Duminică, 17 mai, orele 12.00 – 21.00

Mai multe detalii despre eveniment sunt disponibile pe www.artsafari.ro.

Watermark @ Artfooly, the Slice of Art Gallery - Bucharest 2015

Bucharest 2015
Painter Claudiu Presecan was born in Cluj in 1969, where he lives and works. It was also in Cluj that he graduated from the “Ioan Andreescu” Academy of visual arts, obtained his Master’s Degree and PhD in visual arts. Claudiu has an impressive exhibition portfolio, as well as numerous national and international grants and awards. Claudiu Presecan is in love with nature, a passionate fly-fisherman, and a supporter of environmental protection. Above all, he is a painter with a preference for the abstract, who often paints in plein-air and who transfers nature onto his canvases in his own manner, which seduces through color and brushstrokes. Out of all the elements, water is the one that influences him the most, materializing in spectacular works. Claudiu uses his brush to lay traces, shades and surprising visual effects on water surfaces, a style which has become the artist’s personal mark. “Watermark”, the summer show at Artfooly, The Slice of Art Gallery brings to the pu…