Ion Văcăreanu – ZOO Urban

15 March – 12 April 2018

Isolated in the gray area of more compartmentalized buildings, man gets to know boredom and stress. Instinct, a fundamental human need is blunted in the absence of a natural element. Animal icons used in art and religion, as a symbol, speak of our instinctive primary recognition.
The artworks of Ion Văcăreanu are like a journal, filed with his research on social ideologies and how interpersonal relationships travail. Urban scenes inscribed with animal symbolism that create a parallel between zoo animals and human status in its new urban setting, are decoded by the artist into collages of synthetic drawings on to neutral tones, broken only by forms of color.
text: Diana Manole