Ciprian Muresan, Untitled, 2012. Video still
Ciprian Muresan, Untitled, 2012
Ciprian Muresan, The Praxis of Starvation, 2012. Video still
Ciprian Muresan, Untitled, 2012. Installation of 17 drawings
Ciprian Muresan, Untitled, 2010
Ciprian Muresan, Untitled, 2010
Ciprian Muresan, Pioneers, 2008
Ciprian Muresan, Pioneers, 2008
Ciprian Muresan, Bosch, 2008
Ciprian Muresan, Untitled, 2008
Ciprian Muresan, Miners, 2007
Ciprian Muresan, The Gospel of Saint John, 2006
Ciprian Muresan, The end of the five years plan, 2006
Ciprian Muresan, Milka, 2006
Ciprian Muresan, Choose, 2006. Video still
Ciprian Muresan, Un chien andalou, 2004. Video still
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Ciprian Mureșan

Ciprian Mureșan is a romanian artist born in 1977 in Dej, he lives and works in Cluj.

Quietly subversive, Ciprian Muresan’s allegorical artwork reflects on post-Soviet life and questions artistic production. While best known for short, darkly humorous videos, Muresan works across various media to communicate a sardonic worldview shaped by coming of age during Romania’s revolution and the political disarray that followed. His “Pioneers” (2010) series refers to the scandalous revelation that homeless children were living in sewage passageways, which came to symbolize Romania’s failed transition to capitalism. To Muresan, these sketches of children sniffing glue constitute “the perfect image,” revealing the myths and hypocrisies of capitalism and communism alike. Meanwhile, Leap Into the Void, after three seconds (2004) adds a dark twist to Yves Klein’s 1960 photograph of a man suspended in mid-air having leapt from a window. Sprawled on the pavement three seconds later, his sense of freedom and transcendence has vanished.