Radu Comsa  - 
, 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

Body-Paintings [free-standing cylinder and Larousse] , 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

, 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

Body-Paintings [free-standing cylinder and Larousse] , 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

, 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

Body-Paintings [free-standing cylinder and Larousse] , 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

, 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

Body-Paintings [free-standing cylinder and Larousse] , 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

, 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

Body-Paintings [free-standing cylinder and Larousse] , 2017, medium density polyurethane foam (30 kg/m3), patchwork (cotton hoodie), Dictionnaire de L'Art Contemporain (Larousse, 1965), 120 x Ø 30 cm, , unique artwork, Photo: YAP Studio

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 108 x 108 x 10 cm ([67 x 41 x 10 cm & 108 x 67 x 10 cm),

Passage introductif (Après le Disco) , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 108 x 108 x 10 cm ([67 x 41 x 10 cm & 108 x 67 x 10 cm),

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 108 x 108 x 10 cm ([67 x 41 x 10 cm & 108 x 67 x 10 cm),

Passage introductif (Après le Disco) , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 108 x 108 x 10 cm ([67 x 41 x 10 cm & 108 x 67 x 10 cm),

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 94,5 x 82 x 10 cm (40,5 x 28 x 10 cm & 94,5 x 54 x 3 cm), , Photo: Aurélien Mole

Passage introductif (Après le Disco) , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 94,5 x 82 x 10 cm (40,5 x 28 x 10 cm & 94,5 x 54 x 3 cm), , Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 108 x 108 x 10 cm (108 x 28 x 10 cm & 121 x 67 x ø 81 x 3 cm), , Photo: Aurélien Mole

Passage introductif (Après le Disco) , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 108 x 108 x 10 cm (108 x 28 x 10 cm & 121 x 67 x ø 81 x 3 cm), , Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 121 x 95 x 10 cm (40,5 x 28 x 10 cm & 121 x 67 x 10 cm), , Photo: Aurélien Mole

Passage introductif (Après le Disco) , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 121 x 95 x 10 cm (40,5 x 28 x 10 cm & 121 x 67 x 10 cm), , Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2017, Color video, no soud, 4K, 9 min. 21 sec., Edition of 3  + 2 AP

Après le Disco , 2017, Color video, no soud, 4K, 9 min. 21 sec., Edition of 3 + 2 AP

, 2017, Hand-painted thread curtain, textile paints, 245 x 270 cm (3 x 245 x 90 cm), , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

Après le Disco , 2017, Hand-painted thread curtain, textile paints, 245 x 270 cm (3 x 245 x 90 cm), , unique artwork, Photo: Aurélien Mole

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 180 x 270 x 10 cm, , Private collection, Bucharest, Romania

Double diapente 4 per 6 per 9 , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 180 x 270 x 10 cm, , Private collection, Bucharest, Romania

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 175 x 175 x 10 cm, , Private collection, Poland

Golden Ratio [color impromptu on Josep Lluis Sert's 'Fundacio Joan Miro,' Barcelona] , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 175 x 175 x 10 cm, , Private collection, Poland

, 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 175 x 108 x 10 cm,

Golden Ratio [color impromptu on Josep Lluis Sert's 'American Embassy', Baghdad] , 2017, Pigments on cotton fabric [batik], 175 x 108 x 10 cm,

, 2015, Atonal Geometry [Cross-Rhythms], RGB grid on Grey (oil markers over cement paste on canvas)  Grey noise_RGB (layered tulle nettings) Random grid on Grey (R/beetroot, G/Nicotiana Alata, 100 x 160 cm, , unique artwork

RGB grid on Grey , 2015, Atonal Geometry [Cross-Rhythms], RGB grid on Grey (oil markers over cement paste on canvas) Grey noise_RGB (layered tulle nettings) Random grid on Grey (R/beetroot, G/Nicotiana Alata, 100 x 160 cm, , unique artwork

, 2015, Atonal Geometry [Cross-Rhythms], CMYK grid on Grey (oil markers over cement paste on canvas) Grey noise_CMYK (layered tulle nettings) Random grid on Grey (C/blackcurrant, M/beetroot, , 80 x 180 cm, , unique artwork

CMYK grid on Grey , 2015, Atonal Geometry [Cross-Rhythms], CMYK grid on Grey (oil markers over cement paste on canvas) Grey noise_CMYK (layered tulle nettings) Random grid on Grey (C/blackcurrant, M/beetroot, , 80 x 180 cm, , unique artwork

, 2014, eries of 7 plates of concrete, inlays of offset prints (CMYK color code of concrete, 54 x 33,5 cm (each), , unique artwork, Private collection, Timisoara, Romania

Transcription_Grey (after Claude Debussy's Nocturnes) , 2014, eries of 7 plates of concrete, inlays of offset prints (CMYK color code of concrete, 54 x 33,5 cm (each), , unique artwork, Private collection, Timisoara, Romania

, 2013, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40x40cm & 40x30cm, , unique artwork, Private collection, New York, USA

Transcript (after Also sprach Zarathustra) , 2013, Oil on canvas, diptych, 40x40cm & 40x30cm, , unique artwork, Private collection, New York, USA

, 2012, Oil on canvas mounted on MDF and rope, variable dimensions (original size 122 x 79 cm, , unique artwork

Large Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow , 2012, Oil on canvas mounted on MDF and rope, variable dimensions (original size 122 x 79 cm, , unique artwork

, 2012, Industrial paint on wood, Variable dimensions, , unique artwork

Diametric abstraction , 2012, Industrial paint on wood, Variable dimensions, , unique artwork

, 2011, Sewn fabric and metal, 200 x 58 cm, , unique artwork

Transmuted painting , 2011, Sewn fabric and metal, 200 x 58 cm, , unique artwork

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Presentation :

Radu Comsa was born in 1975 in Sibiu (Romania), he lives and works in Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Incorporating divagations, extractions, references, Radu Comsa's 'transcriptions' (from one material to another, from one shape to another, from one conceptual frame to another) are referring to the art object as a form of intellectual replica of the artist's own design of thoughts. His diagrammatic transcriptions (plates of cast concrete or mixed-media painting-objects informed by his interest in modernist architecture, concrete poetry, and atonal music) operate as visual morphemes expected to collide and further release extra meaning.
With his most recent painting-series - "Golden Ratio" - the artist tries to transform the quantitative rate indicators of arithmetic, the science of numbers, into qualitative colour-tastes. He uses methods doser to modern technological solutions, such as printing, the chromo-phototype, or serigraphy. Despite all appearances, he paints his work by hand, with extreme attention, similarly to the technique of batik painting. He disregards traditional painterliness and uses not an oily, mixed paste, but touches his canvas with a sublimated, more conceptual colour vision: he paints the diluted but unmixed, pure primary colours in a set proportion over one another, the colour-derivating process coming into being by colour-shifting, chromatic aberration.

Radu Comsa's works has been included in exhibitions including among others Arken Museum, Copenhagen; Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Varsaw; Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle  Budapest, Budapest;  Marianne Boesky, New York; Peles Empire,  London; Trafo  Gallery,  Budapest; Spazio A, Pistoia;  Lucie Fontaine, Milan & Bali; Prague Biennial & Timisoara Biennial.