After 11 years in the UK, of which 6 in London, Andrei Costache has returned to his hometown of Constanta, Romania in 2022. He is the only artist in the world to print high resolution digital art with sculpture on top - translating the digital line in 3D and linking the virtual with the physical.
He has created quite an aura around his sculpted digital paintings. The new series are magically progressing out of this world, at once immersive and extrapolated with voluminous wood. They look soft and puffy, when in fact, they are very sturdy and soulful.
His art is like a jelly belly machine - incorporating warping with a Renoir aesthetic. A hyper real fantasy where the electric jigsaw is his brush and the spray paint his palette. A crafted architectural woodwork combined with computerised glitched drawings.
Taking inspiration from classical paintings and expressing it in a modern personal way. His work is all about the childlike, ghosts, eroticism and morphosis. Working like a robot in the studio until the art transforms the future.
A generational telepathic stream-wave of portraits and landscapes at an uncanny party. He sees the world digitally. A live wire transcendence that marries design with photography, sculpture with painting, and dreams with sci-fi nightmares.
Blending hi-tech and Gordian labour power, Costache connects the disparate interferences with a wildly original social media presence and the singularity of an artist working to save the 21st Century from its depravation of liberty.
b. 1983, Constanta, Romania
2016 - 2018 MA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK
2011 - 2014 BA Fine Art, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
2004 - 2008 Studied Architecture, Ion Mincu University, Bucharest, Romania
2020 ‘Performative Action', Hackney Wick London, UK
2019 ‘Rainbow Odyssey’ , Aldgate Tower, London, UK
2018 ‘Space Cutters II’, 99 Bishops Gate, London, UK
2018 ’Urban Babes’, 93 Baker Street, London, UK
2015 ‘Salad Days Graffiti Nights’, The Cut Halesworth, UK
2014 ‘Cake Play’, Lookout, Aldeburgh, UK
2012 ‘Animal Safari’, Lookout, Aldeburgh, UK
2020 ‘Savage’, Crypt Gallery, St Pancras, London, UK
2019 ‘Hackney WickED’, Space Studios, Fish Island, Hackney Wick, London, UK
2019 ‘Alive in the Universe’ , Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2018 ‘Abstract Reality’ , Auction Collective, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2018 ‘Floral Ambience 5.0', Degree Show, Slade, UCL, London, UK
2017 ‘It Is What It Isn't', Slade, RCA & RA, Group Show, Big Shed, Iken, Suffolk, UK
2017 ‘Park Project', Central Saint Martins Group Show, London Fields, London UK
2017 ‘Between', A217 Gallery, Chelsea School of Art, London UK
2017 ‘On Primrose Hill', Slade Group Show, London, UK
2016 'Looking at People, Looking at Art', Division of Labour, Herald St, London, UK
2016 ‘Hot Desk', Group Show, London, UK
2015 ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, ICA London and Primary, Nottingham, UK
2014 ‘The Forest’ Degree Show, UOS, Ipswich, UK
2014 ‘British Contemporary Painting’, Crypt Gallery, London, UK
2013 ‘SNIP’, Abbey Farm, Snape, UK
2013 ‘SNIPit’, Venice, Italy
2012 ‘The Future’, Atrium Studios, Ipswich, UK
2012 ‘Saatchi: Revisitation’, Ipswich School of Arts, Ipswich, UK
2013 ‘Never Ending Line’, Futura Park, Ipswich, UK
2011 ‘Poetry Adventure', Madrid, Spain
2013 ‘Interactivity', Merzbau, Cumbria, UK
2018 ‘Landscape and Light’, Letheringham, UK
2012-14 ‘'Student of the Year', UoS, Suffolk, UK
2018 ARTIQ Graduate Art Prize, London, UK
2013 Catalogue essay for Sarah Lucas retrospective ‘SITUATION: Absolute Beach Man Rubble’ , Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2020 Architectural Association 360 Summer School, London, UK
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