Marian Ionescu of the band Direcţia 5 had his first painting exhibition this year at the largest contemporary art fair in Romania, Art Safari. He then exhibited at ARCUB. Here’s one of my favorite paintings of his show there. It’s titled Urban, and for some reason reminds me of Keith Haring’s lines. It also speaks to me of how we try to impose rational lines onto a city to oppose its organic growth, and how in the end the fabric of that city is a jumbled mixture of lines that make up a palimpsest of its urban history.
Urban, 200 x 180 cm