Dan Perjovschi

Perjovschi is an artist, writer and cartoonist born in 1961 in Sibiu, Romania.

He lives and works in Bucharest and has transformed the medium of drawing, using it to create an object, a performance, and an installation. In the last decade, Perjovschi has made his drawings spontaneously in museum spaces, allowing global and local affairs to inform the final result.

Educated in the Romanian socialism system, Dan Perjovschi create work that resides at the nexus of art, society and politics; he belong to the first avantgarde movement following the 1989 Romania Revolution. Dan is internationally renowned for large and small scale drawing installations of hundreds of cartoon-like figures that comment on local, national and international cultural and current affairs. He is also the foremost political cartoon satirist in Romania.

For about 10 years Dan Perjovschi has been jumping from one wall to another (some time falling on the floor or floating from the ceiling) story-telling the world around us. As he says, if he draws it, he understands it.

His style is anarchic with no apparent structure. A sort of visual jazz. From international world-affecting decision to the taste of the morning coffee, the distance is measured in centimeters. Drawing after drawing, Perjovschi is knitting the big narrative of the contemporary world. With humor, irony and empathy, needing no one and obeying no rules. Free style.

Dan Perjovschi worked / exposed at Museum of Modern Art New York, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Castello di Rivoli in Turin, Galerie Michel Rein Paris, KIASMA Helsinki, Ludwig Forum Aachen, Wiels Center for Contemporary Art Brussel, Basel Kunsthalle, Tate Modern London, Vanabbe Museum Eindhoven, Ludwig Museum Koln, Venice Biennial, Lyon Biennial, Moskow Biennial, Sydney Biennial, and many others exhibits, events, museums...

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