Featured Artist: Stefan Constantinescu

The Romanian Revolution from 16 to 27 December 1989 swept Nicolae Ceaușescu from power and brought an end to 42 years of communist rule. While 25 years have now passed since that tumultuous fortnight a number of Romanian artists continue to explore their country’s struggles in the aftermath of revolution. Once such artist is Ştefan Constantinescu. Born in Bucharest in 1968, Constantinescu experienced first hand the daily grind … Continue reading Featured Artist: Stefan Constantinescu

Painting the Trial of Ceausescu

In little more than a week from 16 December 1989, the Romanian Revolution finally brought to an end the 24-year Communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu. On Christmas Day the Romanian people watched transfixed as Ceauşescu and his wife, Elena, were subjected to a televised two-hour trial before the pair were publicly executed by firing squad. In 2008, Romanian video-artist Ciprian Mureşan approached his friend, painter … Continue reading Painting the Trial of Ceausescu