PLATFORMA, Group of Romanian Visual Artists, Ioana Antoniu, Elian, Andor Komives, Radu Pulbere, designed by Radu Serban

THE STORY OF PLATFORMA CONSISTS OF THE AFFILIATION TO THE ARTISTIC COMMUNITY FROM CLUJ. WHAT CONNECTS US MOST IS THE WAY IN WHICH WE RENDER VALUABLE THE GRAPHIC UNIVERSE IN DIFFERENT WAYS OF EXPRESSION, YET UNITED BY A MAGIC REALISM. AS PAINTING IS A FORCE THAT SPEAKS ABOUT THE POWER OF THE ONE WHO POSSES IT, WE WISH TO SIMPLIFY ITS WAY FROM THE ARTIST’S STUDIO DIRECTLY INTO THE LIFE OF THE ONE THIRSTING FOR BEAUTY, WITHOUT AGENTS OR OTHER PRESENTATION FORMULAS. WE ARE FOUR ARTISTS WHO GATHERED TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS TO PAINTING, TO SHORTEN ITS JOURNEY FROM WORKSHOP TO THE AMATEUR, AND TO BRING BEAUTY CLOSER TO THE SOUL OF PEOPLE TOO BUSY TO COME TO OPENINGS, BUT WHO ARE EAGER TO SEE GOOD PAINTING. FOR US, THERE ARE IMPORTANT THE PAINTING OF THE GREAT MASTERS, THE FILM, THE PHOTOGRAPHY, THE MUSIC, THE LITERATURE, THE POETRY, AND THE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTIC PHENOMENON. PAINTING IS A BOND BETWEEN PEOPLE, AND WE ARE SEARCHING FOR THE SIMPLEST WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS; DURING OUR LONG AND RICH EXHIBITION ACTIVITY WE HAVE SUFFERED OF ISOLATION FROM THOSE WHO ARE KEEN TO KNOW OUR STORY. WE WISH TO OPEN THE GATES OF A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY FROM CLUJ AND TO BUILD TOGETHER A FORTRESS, NOT A UTOPIAN ONE, BUT AN IDEAL ONE. WE WISH TO BRING TO LIGHT THE SPIRIT OF THE RENAISSANCE MECENA, THE ONE WHO, THROUGH HIS FINANCIAL POWER, MAKES THE ARTS FLOURISH AND OFFERS TO THE COMMUNITY A WIDER HORIZON THAN POLITICAL DISPUTES. OWNING THE LUXURY OF ART IS THE MOST ELEGANT PROOF OF POWER!
© PLATFORMA 2018