romanian artist

Pop-art satire of Ion Barladeanu

Life hasn't been kind with Romanian artist Ion Barladeanu. During the communist regime he worked as grave digger and doorman, and after year 1989 he was reduced to a homeless condition. And, despite his incredible talent, his life didn’t change much after the whole world discovered his witty parodic pop-art collages. Born in 1946, in Zapodeni, a small Romanian village, which he left at the age of 18, Barladeanu started making collages as a way to escape his dark reality.

Ion Barladeanu collage artwork, 1983Ion Barladeanu collage artwork, 1983

Optimistic brushes of color

Sad experiences can be very inspiring in art but Estera prefers feeding her creativity with happiness, meeting nice people, enjoying beautiful mornings with good cups of coffee. It seems familiar, so far, I might say. Estera is a young Romanian painter who uses acrylics, watercolors, colored pens, sometimes make-up, to create splendid, cheerful paintings.

Estera, Perfect MorningEstera, Perfect Morning