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Roland Pangrati is one of the most visionary artists from Romania, recognized for the way he combines abstract minimalist expressionism with old traditional japanese Nihonga techniques of painting – which have more than 1000 years of tradition.
He creates his artworks by using natural mineral pigments, which are obtained by finely grinding the rocks into diffrent grain types, Gofun (powdered calcium carbonate made from oyster sea- shells). All pigments are combined with a special glue that is made by boiling the animal proteine. The colours obtained that way are suspended on a japanese paper named washi , which can withstand the passage of time more than a 1000 years. This paper cannot be broken even if its wet, and when it matures, after 300 years, it becomes even more white then before, thus becoming one of the main objectives of Japan’s UNESCO Heritage, it being recognized as one of the Intangible Value of Humanity.
The paintings of Roland Pangrati are not only visual art, they are capable to stimulate all five senses, and they can relate to psihological and mental conscience, their message being adressed to that interior part which is the same in every person, no matter the nationality or cultural enviroment. “The Humanity” is the same in everyone.
His creations are born from an interior personal vision, they are not just simple repesentations of nature or an existent landscape, they are conceptual forms of reality. They intend to represent the nature „as you can feel it” not only „as you can see it „.
Multidisciplinary artist, nomadic and visionary. His artistic approach is the result of a profound investigation into exotic worlds far from his native culture, where the beauty of the surrounding nature and the richness of an indigenous culture mark the journey of his painting.
Since his first trip to the island of Gambia in Senegal, Africa in 1992, he has begun a long journey where he absorbs shapes and colors that give him the starting point to represent the connection that exists between man and nature, in this case the female figure, the goddess, the ancestral Venus that becomes a dance of exotic beauty.
Cerny is both an artist who almost alchemically blends music and painting into his everyday lifestyle. His compositions are symphonies of color and ritualistic sounds that speak of an enigmatic universe.
With more than 50 international exhibitions, including the Venezia Biennial in 1988 in the Czechoslovak pavilion, Art Basel, Switzerland in 1990 and the Rufino Tamayo Biennial 2016 in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mexico City. His work is part of numerous public and private collections. He currently resides in Mexico and Slovakia.