The exhibition presents a series of eclectic artistic experiments relevant for Radu Cioca’s practice in the last 4-5 years. The artist invests himself with the freedom of using various artistic resources that he articulates to his own language always starting from a concept he develops gradually. As the result of a genuine process of inquiry, this diversity opens up possibilities for a continuous exploration for the artist and visitor alike. The artworks selected for the exhibition are building multilayered narratives that investigate the spiritual universe and the elements that contaminate it. Tracing the perception of reality contextually, time remains the element which, although present in a subtle and irreversible manner, dominates the intended frame. The algorithm of the five chambers unveils naturally as one assimilates the entire show – the eclectic clusters of elements offered to scrutiny turn into a coherent ensemble with the artist as its main common denominator.
The main target of Radu Cioca’s idea-based works is to create a state of self-awareness in which the mystification of our contemporary reality is unveiled, thus raising questions and revealing relative ‘truths’. It’s about searching to create moments where things click by interrogating the given reality through a series of connections. The most recent works of Radu Cioca investigate time as an ending tensioned moment – a study about the state of stressful expectative built on fear and the state of uncertainty that drive our lives. The artist works freely, experimenting with various approaches, using sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video, computer animation or digital generated images – the means of expression being determined by the way each concept dictates to reveal itself. There is a subtle poetic criticism in his work, that deals with society’s new values which are turned into relevant images of our times, created in an obvious derogatory manner.