Victor Hagea

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Victor Hagea

Germany

German-Romanian painter born in 1948 in Romania. Graduate of Academy of
Art, Cluj, Romania.

Since 1985 lives and works in Munich, Germany. Since 1987, exhibits in Paris at
traditional salons such as Salon des Indépendants, Salon d'Automne, etc., and
starts a collaboration with several art galleries from Paris and France as Opera
Gallery.The artist wants to invite the spectator to be witness to the interaction of
the states where the reality escapes into the dream and the dream will turn to
some aspects of the reality. In contrast with other representatives of the various
art movements, he does not doubt the traditional values of art, but he tries to find
a new way and to use them in an updated context. The assertion of Delacroix
"The painting must be a feast for the eye" is for him still up to date and significant
and it opens up for him the new perspectives to implement his artistic ideas. "In
his painting he starts from reality and its data and then, by combining elements of
the real, he passes beyond reality in another dimension, which he calls the
supra-reality of reality. This play of elements opens a gate to the invisible factor
which stands behind scenes, like a stage director. The focus of his artistic
creation is the human being in conjunction with his activities, actions, and desires
which decide and shape his fate - the human who creates his. His painting style
can be described as magical surrealism with undefined boundaries between
reality and dream. So he invites the viewer to be witness to the interaction of the
states where the reality escapes into the dream and the dream will turn to some
aspects of the reality.His painting technique is oil on linen. Many works are in
Museums in Romania and private collections in Europe, the USA, and China.

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