THE ARTIST




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I love live caricature as is the way of doing art more anywhere else rather than in a studio. Is the art that grows from my interaction with my model and expands my freedom. Begin a live caricature artist is like a musician on an endless tour who has to play different unknown songs for every concert. Live caricature is improvisation. Every musician knows that is a huge pressure before every event when you have to perform live, and doesn't matter how good you are, how much experience you have, because every time you want to give the best.
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 I'm a friendly guy with a very good sense of humour. Still, even if my art is made to entertain, I'm an artist, not a clown, and I don't wear funny clothes to "fit in". My goal is to deliver joy through powerful, expressive portraits which transcend the black and white medium and the limitations of a simple line. My portraits capture various, beautiful, genuine expressions and are not limited to the very highly used "smile". Even if these portraits can look relatively simple, there is a very complex process of emotions and feelings that allow me to represent this kind of drawings. Every drawing is a new adventure full of adrenaline in finding the balance, beauty and harmony. There's no difference between my art and my personality.

So tough to embody in my drawings all the beauty that I see


Drawing the innocence

Happy team - First drawing @ Eltham Music Festival
Client: Royal Borough of Greenwich

I don't understand a line, I feel the line

   I've graduated "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism and my background is in interior architecture and design, still, my art is based mostly on my feelings, not so much on a technique. After 12 years of using CAD software for drawing (winner of the international contest "TurboCAD Creative Challenge" by TurboCAD, US - an industry-leading CAD software), where I was able to edit everything safely, I felt the need to come back to simplicity and the adrenaline that comes from using simple tools for art, like paper and permanent markers, and a few years ago, inspired by London's multiculturality, I started to do live caricature portraits.

   As an artist, I've been always in search of freer and more challenging ways for my artistic expression. Find my experiments with watercolour paintings here. My cartoons (editorial) were published in newspapers and magazines and has been selected to be part of diverse international exhibitions in Germany, Slovakia, Iran, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and the UK. During the short time I participated in the contests, I was awarded an Honorable Mention @ International cartoon competition "Brain Sneezing", Slovakia. I was lucky enough to work with a classic animation studio for an animated series during my architectural studies, as well, where I was told my drawings are the best from the newcomers as quality and speed.

   When I don't draw I enjoy experimenting with my bass and dancing with my Tango Space friends (TS is a tango school in London, check their Free Tango Taster Workshops).



"Life’s meaning is lost without a spirit of play. In play, all that is lovely and soaring in the human spirit strives to find expression." Eileen Agar



Looking forward to your event,
Silu.

DISCLAIMER

This website is not for very serious people!
Please don't be offended by its content if you are part of the left side flock (see above).
These drawings don't intend to be elaborated portraits, but quick, simplified interpretations as per artist view.
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