Dragos Badita is a young Romanian artist. His classic painting comes from an intense awareness of the passage of time. He paints ephemeral things as if they would last forever. There is a vision of life that emerges
In his latest work « Winter Sleep », Dragos paints people and places he knows. He seeks to represent the fleetingness of the moment, through landscapes but also figures. He often comes back to the same subject. His fiancée is the central character. Asleep or covered, she is dressed in blue, like the Virgin Mary. She becomes a pictorial representation of religious imagery and protectress. In his paintings, blue evokes calm and serenity. The face of this woman seems at peace, immersed in the dream. He reveals a truth of things He combines his paintings with video or installation to make touch this world. He recomposes moments in a house lost in the middle of nowhere. They are alone in the world.
In this snowy landscape, calm, soothing, peaceful, he remembers and wakes up this state of sleep or unconscious emptiness. Dragos wakes the senses. We will recognize in « Winter Sleep » elements finding the right frame, one that gives an immediate idea of the emotional or mental physical situation of the characters, the distance that separates them from the world. This attraction to the snow and its revealing power forces people to break away from the world. Dragos Badita portrays a beauty with a contemplative and very aesthetic efficiency. The questions that arise reflect the feeling of melancholy presents for all eternity.
In one of his black and white paintings, a sledge is abandoned in a white landscape, lifeless and whose vision extends to infinity. It seems that snow brings everyone back from their childhood. These paintings are loaded with great nostalgia but are not necessarily sad. They evoke a pleasant and reassuring feeling. It is a cozy refuge.
The introspective dimension of the work is posited explicitly in « White sleep” with this sublime landscape. The snowy landscape, which lends itself particularly well to light effects, is one of the reasons he deals with several times. Dragos Badita tells the soul, adventure and human nature This winter tale is intense. With his benevolent eyes, this stage set is strange. The viewer shies away from the inner world of individuals and the way they present themselves.
Dragos Badita meticulously contemplates the body and its inexorable desire in this lost landscape. Beauty is pure. He captures the natural moment. The result is a new freedom of touch, more expressive than descriptive.
But fundamentally, more than the subject, what matters most is the vision of Dragos Badita and the sensitivity with which he translates this time associated with landscapes and of the beloved.