Victor Fota

 

Victor Fota is a visual artist born in 1989, from Bucharest, Romania. He's been studying arts formally since 4th grade. Has a Bachelor and Masters degree in Art History, department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the National University of Arts in Bucharest (2009-2014)

At the moment he lives and works in Bucharest and he’s focusing on experimenting with oil paintings which illustrate concepts and phenomena described by the scientific method, combined with personal introspection. For his paintings he uses a clean technique which resembles the old Flemish method of rigid forms and successive glazes of paint.

 The most recent finished body of work, called Human Extension, has a concept based on the relation of man and technology, in which the artist explores this relationship using facts, reason and imagination, resulting in a surreal image.

 Since 2017 he's working on the Entropy series in which he focuses on subconscious and imagination to illustrate complex surreal scenes having organic structures as the subject. This concept is based on the Second law of thermodynamics and on the flow of energy in the universe. The subjects are these animal-plant like creates which are the instruments of the universe for distributing the energy throughout. This concept illustrates life as a mere instrument of the cosmos, an echo of the universe and not something special and unique. Life is inevitable given the right conditions for these mechanisms to emerge.