All my artworks are about me: my beliefs, my experiences, my life, my dreams and visions! I have a secret life hidden inside of my paintings and collages so I build a new universe each day...
Viorel Florin Costea (vfc) is a dizzy bard, a wild dreamer, a clumsy alchemist, and a tenacious Dadaist, for sure!
He loves to make classical mixed media collages, starting with an elaborate sketch (in pen/ink or digital) and working up to a final version on cardboard, plastic panel or wood - making a complex composition with a lot of materials such as leather, (old) photos, pictures from books and magazines, metallic pieces, contours, colored pencils and charcoal/chalk, etc. In general, he adds touches with paint, acrylic most of the time, but he uses all kinds of colored sprays, colored pencils and permanent markers, pieces of burlap or linen, strings and cords or ropes, artificial crystals, wooden and metallic balls, etc. He was/is very involved in the organization of an annual art camp in his town - dozens of professional artists from Romania and from almost every continent - painters, sculptors, collage artists, graphic designers and so on have been invited to this event! Viorel Florin among them, he spent hours and hours with them each day, he learned thousands of very good hints, amazing techniques, important details about different materials, lessons about lights and colors, lots of other essential things - so he has decided to experiment, to work hard, to improvise, as a true Dadaist! These are the chapters of his career in art! As an artist, he really thinks that what you will discover here will help you understand the great importance of experiments with collages and mixed media in his life!
Everything he knows about the arts he has experimented on his own, he's self-taught! He has read lots of books because, of course, he is a passionate reader, he has studied lots of art albums, he doesn't compromise! Viorel Florin Costea likes to think that all he does/has done is done with passion, warm feelings, and good thoughts about all the other passionate artists! So, you must know this, he doesn't have any art degrees - everything he has done and everything he does, he does in his own way! He is also an experienced user of CorelDraw and Corel Photo-Paint, and he designs logos and icons, all kinds of promotional stuff like business cards, banners, ads, etc., but also abstract digital compositions mixing imagination with fantasy!
Viorel Florin Costea lives in a small town in Romania called Moinesti (in the province of Moldavia), also known internationally as Dada City because it is home to a monumental monument dedicated to Tristan Tzara (who was born here in 1896) and to the Dada movement!
Dada City (Moinesti) - Romania is a magical place - you must come here someday to see it with your own eyes...
Robert Rauschenberg, Pic Adrian, Hannah Hoch, Victor Brauner, Yair Garbuz, Carmen Poenaru, Liviu Nedelcu, Mihai Chiuaru, Antoni Tapies, Mircea Bujor, Kurt Schwitters, Iosif Kiraly
The artist at work
2018 Dada's Experiment, Moinesti (Dada City), Romania
2020 Retrospectiva 2012-2020 Moinesti (Dada City), Romania
2020 Viva Dada '20 Dortmund, Germany
2019 Dada East - Tout Est Dada, Moinesti (Dada City), Romania
2014 Recycled Trophies, Tampa, Florida, United States
2018 Dad'Art, Moinesti (Dada City) - Cultural Center, Romania