Marius Bercea: Interview

Marius Bercea, Untitled (swimming pool), 2011, Oil on canvas, 19.69 x 19.69 inch
Marius Bercea, Untitled (swimming pool), 2011, Oil on canvas, 19.69 x 19.69 inches, (Photo: Peter Mallett)

Rebecca Wright interviews Transylvanian painter Marius Bercea about the Cluj School of painting.

Bercea notes: "the painting from Cluj is associated with the term Figurative Painting, which has regained more than a fashionable status in the art world, and the 'old masters' have become key reference points for many contemporary painters. Painting, as setting unctuous and savoury paste on the surface of a canvas, painting the craft, and painting the picture that can express an attitude are values of the environment within Cluj. These values have been taken by force within the last years by artists who have been bent on artistic productions that stretch the boundaries of the medium."