Dan Perjovschi was born in Sibiu, Romania in 1961 and spent his childhood and youth in the Socialist Republic of Romania. Under the neo-Stalinist dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, from 1965 until his execution in 1989, Romania was turned into a total surveillance state.
Dan Perjovschi studied painting at the George Enescu University of the Arts in Iasi. His actual artistic medium, however, has become drawing and language. With a few striking lines, he fixes everyday situations, private moments and public debates in his drawings. He plays with terms and symbols, changes one letter, adds another, and makes the writing itself a graphic statement. What looks so quick and easy to draw, is based on a careful and alert observation of politics, religion, the existential situation and the ethical and moral values behind. With sarcasm he uncovers the hidden, the denied and the lies. With humor, he refers to the amiability of the contradictions in everyday life. With pleasure in intelligence and creativity, he gives an idea of the price society and individuals will have to pay for certain developments. He is one of the most astute commentators of the present day.
Most of his drawings are excuted only temporarily in international museums and at biennials. They will be painted over again after the exhibition. His art does not require expensive transportation. He travels with his sketchbooks, which contain many of the drawings, or which fill up with new ones during the trip. They are the archive for his work.
*1926 in Ploiești, Romania. Lived in Bucharest, Romania, - died 2018 in Bucharest.
*1977 in Oradea, Romania. Lives and works in Paris, France and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
*1945 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
Work: Buddha upside down
*1986 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca and Berlin, Germany.
Work: Personal Hawking
*1977 in Dej, Romania. Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Work: Untitled (shoelace)
*1979 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
Work: Original Adidas
*1938 in Bucharest, Romania. Lived in London, Great Britain, - died 2004 in London.
Work: Three Worlds
*1979 in Bucharest, Romania. Lived in Bucharest - died 2011 in New York, USA.
Work: Rosetta (white, grey, black)
*1980 in Curtea de Argeș, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.
Work: Metal Doors
*1982 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
*1982 Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
Work: Failed Mission #17
*1977 in Romania. Lives and works in Târgu-Mureș, Romania, and Paris, France.
Work: A Letter, A Word, A Story...