Dragos Badita

I think my interest in painting stems from an intense awareness of the passage of time, that urged me to deal with the issue somehow. I needed to resolve my religious tendency to devalue all things transitory, which is coupled with my anti-religious belief that there is nothing eternal. So, I paint ephemeral things as if they will last forever. People that I know or see, snippets of things around me. I’m interested primarily just in their bare fact of being-there, like in a haiku; I don’t want to put them on any theoretical chess-board. I want them opaque and resilient to interpretation, just as reality is. There is a vision about life that slowly emerges from them, but, ideally, it’s a truth that is revealed by the things themselves, and not an idea in my head that is illustrated in a made-up image.
My work in other media, such as video and installation, stems from the limits that I set for myself in painting: my interest for philosophy and ideas doesn’t always find a good place in my painting. Also, I felt the need to engage with the issues of temporality in a so-called time based media (“so-called”, because everything is related to time, in one way or another).
Who Dragos Badita Born Romania, 1987
What Artist Artisticname Dragos Badita
Activity Gathering Romania Web www.dragosbadita.com
Tel 0728016321 Email dragos@dragosbadita.com


The room with an echo

Painting face , figurative, man, oil paint, series, sound art, woman, wood


Cinematic arts

My body is always here

Installation body, figurative, nude, oil paint, pen, multimedia

Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2012: „Reality Terror”, group exhibition at DEPO, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012: „My body is always here”, personal exhibition at Lateral Art Space, Cluj, Romania
  • 2011: „Cover your ears and you will hear fire”, personal exhibition at Ivan Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
  • 2011: „Bound to art”, group exhibition at Romanian Cultural Institute, London, United
  • Kingdom.
  • 2010: „In the eyes of my brother”, group exhibition at Larm Galleri , Copenhagen, Denmark;
  • 2010: Personal exhibitions in the Artbooth, Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara and Oradea, Romania.
  • 2009: „Young artists from the painting school of Cluj”, group exhibition at Mie Lefever
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Awards and Scholarships (selection)

  • 2008: Erasmus Mobility at Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece;

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