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Slag Contemporary Gallery is proud to present “WALIKG A POROUS BORDER”, a solo show featuring works by Brooklyn based, Romanian artist, Dumitru Gorzo.
Painting atop large prints of color, black and white or ambered photographs of people in either definitively urban or patently rural settings, Gorzo deploys bold colors and energetically sure, candid brushstrokes to create stratified picture planes in which figures portrayed photographically are partially obscured or reconfigured by abstractly painted interlopers, and in which mixed personal nostalgias—at times geographically immediate, at times temporally distant, at times allowing the personal to give way to the societal—feed into and off of one another’s images in uncompromisingly vivacious, profoundly revivified compositions.
— Paul D’Agostino
Dumitru Gorzo graduated from Bucharest University of Arts, Painting section. He was the Co-founder of the artist group and movement Rostopasca, the Influential Artist Group in Romania of the last Decades.
His solo shows include: “Heads”, NJ MoCA, “Mirror”, Volta NY , “Reality’s Nostalgia”, Slag Contemporary, NY, “ Not Tourists”, BOX 13 ArtSpace, Houston, Out Door Project on Greenwich Street, NY, “ Wunderkabinett”, Laika, Bucharest, “Indian Lava & Ritz Mood Guru: Present Salve Fiat Romuli Nepos”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest and Brukental Museum, Sibiu. Gorzo participated in “Context Network” insert, The 49th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Romanian Pavilion and ”Without Hintersinn” curated by Benjamin Fellman, Official Side Event for 11th Istanbul Biennial.