Inaugurating Gaep’s new location with a solo exhibition by Cătălin Pîslaru

04 October 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Gaep’s new location in Bucharest, on 8 Giuseppe Garibaldi Street, will open on October 20. The inaugural exhibition in this space is a solo show by Cătălin Pîslaru, the latest addition to the gallery’s roster.

Situated a few steps away from Cinema Park Floreasca, the ground floor location has been redesigned as a gallery space by Tesseract Architecture, following a total renovation. 

The 300sqm, five-meter-tall open space offers room for larger scale works, as well as varied configurations for installations. In addition to the exhibition space, it features an area dedicated to events such as art seminars and workshops, with the aim of enriching the experience of looking and learning.

Andrei Breahnă, Gaep’s co-founder, says: “After nine years in a historic building, it’s exciting to hit the refresh button at a new address with a contemporary feel to it. The northern part of Bucharest is home to ambitious collectors and patrons who offer the ideal audience for our programme. We look forward to welcoming them in our gallery and to giving our artists the chance to work with a different kind of exhibition space.”

Cătălin Pîslaru’s exhibition, titled ’All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, will debut new works by the Düsseldorf-based artist, known for his minimalistic, yet colorful approach to painting. His works are the culmination of a unique process that blends digital sketches, drawing, and classic painting techniques.

Pîslaru (b. 1988, Chișinău) earned his master’s degree at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma in 2013 and then completed his Meisterschüler studies in 2018 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. After graduation he moved to Düsseldorf to start an artistic practice that would marry the precision instilled by formal education with his innate sense of humor. The artist’s work has been shown recently at Nir Altman (Munich) and Schierke Seinecke Gallery (Frankfurt). ’All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ is his first exhibition in Bucharest.

Image: Cătălin Pîslaru, Nymphaea Elegy in the Secret Garden #2, 2023, tempera and oil colour on alu-dibond, 150 x 123 cm