Dan Perjovschi

Since the overthrow of communism and the death of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in the Romanian Revolution of 1989, Dan Perjovschi and his wife Lia have invested heavily in establishing and promoting contemporary art in Romania. In 1991, he even joined the staff of Bucharest’s prominent opposition newspaper, 22, as political illustrator and art director to increase his involvement in his country’s development. He is now known for his graffiti-like drawings that cover the walls and floors of art galleries around the world. His style resembles the editorial cartoons that he produces for the newspaper, and the drawings often respond to divisions between the elite and the disadvantaged masses in Romania, the constantly shifting boundaries and nature of the European Union, and the movements of capital around the globe. Infused with gossip, literary references, and witty punch lines, Perjovschi’s drawings deliver their political message with generosity and humor.

 

Previous work examples:

Wall drawing, Basel
'I am not Exotic I am Exhausted', installation at Kunsthalle Basel 2007 (black marker on outdoor wall)

Brave New Worlds
'The Walker Drawing', Walker Art Center Minneapolis in the farme of Brave New Worlds group show 2007. (black marker on wall)