ARTIST STATEMENT
 

Tudor Radulescu creates paintings, sculptures and installations depicting automobiles, jewelry and luxury objects which fulfil human desire, comfort or entertainment. Radulescu’s art practice is deeply rooted in a heavily industrialized world where technology is thriving and impacts on all areas of human activity. Radulescu’s paintings oscillate between abstraction and figuration as he combines highly representational images with close-up details of materials where the object remains elusive. Colour is an important element within the paintings but also it is used as an organising tool when the paintings are presented as related series or as groups. Sculptures are often presented alongside painted images in the work, these to date have been created from parts of an object used as a subject in the paintings or 3D printed elements of cars. Radulescu’s work investigates the contrasting relationship between the everyday, the functional and the elevated, the sublime.

The vehicle subject of his works also has personal roots. The artist is reminiscing about the times in his childhood when he would go on days-long car journeys with his family, often to foreign countries. Spending over 24 hours in a car, on the road, only thinking about how long until we reach our destination, inevitably marked the artist. In his works, Tudor wants to explore the idea of the vehicle as something more than a temporary space, learning to appreciate the journey as much as the destination. The titles often highlight the artist's intention, facilitating the process of the viewer's engagement.


BIO

Tudor Radulescu (b. 2001, Bucharest, Romania) is a mixed media visual artist with a focus on painting and an interest in exploring scientific subjects in his practice. Currently based in Brighton, United Kingdom, he is in his second year of studies at the University of Brighton on the BA Fine Arts course with an expected graduating date of 2023. He had previously earned his foundation degree at The Royal Academy Of Art, The Hague, Netherlands and completed his studies at the Fine Art High School "Nicolae Tonitza" in his hometown, Bucharest, Romania.