Andrei Gamarț: Eclipse

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18 Dumbrava Roșie street, District 2, 020464, Bucharest, Romania
Open: Wed-Sat 2pm-8pm


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Andrei Gamarț: Eclipse

Bucharest

Andrei Gamarț: Eclipse
to Sat 20 Mar 2021
Wed-Sat 2pm-8pm

Mobius Gallery presents ECLIPSE, a solo exhibition bringing together the most recent body of works created by Andrei Gamarț between 2017 and 2020.

Artworks

from Blindness Series, 2019

Oil on canvas
65 x 75 cm

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Another Dream, 2020

Oil on canvas
25 x 30 cm

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Beholder, 2019

Oil on canvas
150 x 160 cm

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Blindness, 2018

Oil on canvas
200 x 228 cm

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Closer, 2019

Oil on linen
150 x 160 cm

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Cursa Races, 2020

Oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm

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Distance, 2020

Oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm

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Explosion, 2020

Oil on linen
50 x 60 cm

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Intention, 2020

Oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm

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Life form 3, 2019

Oil on canvas
35 x 40 cm

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Life form. Study after Rembrandt, 2020

Oil on canvas
40 x 30 cm

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Life form, 2019

Oil on canvas
40 x 45 cm

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Mirror 1, 2020

Oil on canvas
55 x 70 cm

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Mirror 2, 2020

Oil on canvas
55 x 70 cm

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Moon Phases, 2020

Oil on canvas
27 x 40 cm

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Something that only happens once, 2019

Oil on linen
45 x 50 cm

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Splitting Beauty, 2019

Oil on linen
40 x 45 cm

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Sunset 1, 2020

Oil on linen
35 x 40 cm

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Sunset 2, 2020

Oil on linen
35 x 40 cm

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That Tree that Crashes in the Morning, 2019

Oil on canvas
65 x 68 cm

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The Blind leading the blind, 2019

Oil on canvas
50 x 50 cm

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The Cloud, 2020

Oil on canvas
18 x 24 cm

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The Eclipse, 2017

Oil on canvas
35 x 45 cm

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The Encounter, 2020

Oil on canvas
36 x 44 cm

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The Fall 1, 2019

Oil on canvas
33 x 41 cm

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The Fall 2, 2019

Oil on canvas
33 x 41 cm

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The House on the Other Side, 2019

Oil on canvas
27 x 35 cm

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The Memory, 2020

Oil on linen
35 x 40 cm

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The Passing, 2020

Oil on linen
65 x 50 cm

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The Right Hand, 2019

Oil on canvas
22 x 24 cm

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The Sun, 2019

Oil on canvas
22 x 24 cm

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The Wave 1, 2020

Oil on canvas
110 x 150 cm

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The Wave 2, 2020

Oil on canvas
70 x 90 cm

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The Wave 3, 2020

Oil on canvas
25 x 35 cm

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Tired Man, 2020

Oil on linen
30 x 40 cm

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Two Moons, 2020

Oil on linen
40 x 30 cm

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Verigo, 2019

Oil on linen
170 x 220 cm

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Weak and Strong, 2019

Oil on canvas
45 x 42 cm

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Window 2, 2020

Oil on linen
100 x 85 cm

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Window 1, 2020

Oil on canvas
200 x 150 cm

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Eclipse is a journey into a world where light’s memory becomes an instrument for translating reality, Andrei Gamarț introducing another layer into the architecture of his exhibition – a transparent veil installation through which he obturates (once more) the painted images, thus mediating an intimate experience with the source of light. Behind the veil, there are details of an almost tangible world – branches and leaves of trees which hardly allow the passing of a few rays of sunshine (Window, 2020), clouds with primordial shadows (Vertigo, 2019), pieces of pure, dazzling light (#1 and #2, both from the series Blindness, 2019), a series of visions and fragments of reality with an over-exposure of images in a way that turns the whole experience into an outline, a container of light and, at the same time, a witness to its own materiality.

Showcasing works created between 2017 and 2020, the exhibition seems to be the peak of an artistic process in research of time, memory and space through a Bergsonian approach. The projects Shifting Presence (2013) and This Garden Was Enchanted (2014) seem to be stages of this reference as experiences of the matter that no longer has a memory, a matter that forgets itself, retrieving its essence directly from light. Even the work that gives the name of the exhibition, Eclipse, painted in 2017, doubled from the theme perspective by the larger work, Blindness, from 2018, refers to the lack of light, the (im)possibility of a life lived in negative photography.
Recent developments, to some extent foreign to his previous projects, such as the small canvases and the warm color palette, give a note of fragility to a personal revelation, generously shared by the artist with the rest of the world. The works from the Eclipse project lose their strange tension of some paintings made before 2017, like a deep breath after an assiduous search, like the ease of finding some edifying philosophical answers, a state even more revealing during this last year of pandemic living.
The poet Andrei Gamarț, “even if he is a painter”, paraphrasing the artist himself, leads us in a painting-poetry in which the shadow and the trace are positioned inside the light, and not in its opposite. His paintings are a reference to subconscious, subliminal personal memories, to what we call mitochondrial memory, a beginning and an end alike, where the viewer’s reaction is visceral: you want to take away your eyes, but you find it impossible to do so.

– Silvia Rogozea, curator

Andrei Gamarț (b. 1980, Republic of Moldova) lives and works in Bucharest. He is an artist educated in Chișinău, who is constantly exploring other creative fields such as poetry and literature. His paintings, drawings, and graphic works reveal fractures of a world that seems suspended in-between time and space. The major themes populating this tenebrous and sometimes surreal “counter-reality” tackle the relation between memory and matter, innocence and error.

Courtesy of the artist and Mobius Gallery, Bucharest

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