A Momentary Rise of Reason is the first UK-solo exhibition of the work of Romanian painter Dan Voinea. Hailing from a new school of contemporary realist painting, Voinea and his contemporaries (fellow Romanian Adrian Ghenie, Belgian Michaël Borremans, or the UK’s own Justin Mortimer, to name a few) have not only endured an early 21st century phase that appeared to prefer whimsy and liberty over realism (consider momentarily the surge in popularity of work by Peter Doig, Cecily Brown or Gary Hume, for instance,) but have prevailed, spearheading the recent reinvigoration of realist painting occurring on an international scale to an unprecedented degree.
Dan Voinea (b. 1970, Brasov, Romania) has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Romania and France. Solo exhibitions include [East Wind ‘Les Cordeliers’ Romans Sur Isere], France, [Finish the Poem] ‘S.A.N’ San de Senart, France, [Heroes and Judges], Carturesti Gallery, Bucharest, and [Playboy Afternoon], D’Ancona Budis Gallery, Bucharest. Voinea currently lives and works in Bucharest, Romania, and is a graduate of the National University of Art Bucharest.
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