Madonnas, Angels, and Candles: Georges Mazilu
Today, seemingly more so than ever before, we are witnessing the many faces history can bare. Truth no longer exists in a concrete manner as it once did. A veil of uncertainty cloaks fact- whether it be as personal as our memories or as collective as the current political climate around the globe.
In a mysteriously beautiful marriage of Northern Renaissance style painting and haunting surrealism, Georges Mazilu explores and reconciles with this past in faces- deconstructing how his Romanian childhood alongside the controversial “cultural colonization” of the Western Art world in Eastern Europe has influenced his unique and curious aesthetic and subject matter. Transcending time and circumstance, his practice provides a model for approaching the past in a way that constructs new futures. It’s something we can all learn and derive inspiration from, as change continues and tomorrow dawns.