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Los Angeles, California - United States

Personal Photo of Cris Orfescu, Artist 220 x 220

Member since:September 2004
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Hard copy: Brochure (PDF)
Prints: Art & Canvas Prints

Artist Statement:
NANOART I create Art from Science using Technology. My art is a reflection of the technological movement. I consider NanoArt to be a more appealing and effective way to communicate with the general public and to inform people about the new technologies of the 21st Century raising the public awareness of Nanotechnology and its impact on our lives. Nanotechnology deals with the synthesis, manipulation and characterization of matter at the sub-100 nanometers level. Nanotechnology ...
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Artist Exhibitions:
March-April 2009, San Diego,
Diego Science Festival
November 2008, Stuttgart,
Germany – THE 2nd
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Artist Representation:
Orfescu 3D Interactive

Representation: INFUSION
Gallery, Los Angeles,
California, USA
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Artist Collections:
Governor Kathleen Blanco of
Chaya Horrowitz, Manhattan
Beach, California
Julian Kovacs, Toluca Lake,
Dr. Raffaele La Ferla, Redondo
Beach, California
Dr. Larissa Malinovskaya, ...
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Artist Reviews:
Article Published: Friday,
April 8, 2005 in Pasadena Star
News and Monday, April 11,
2005 in U-daily bulletin of
Los Angeles Newspaper Group

Abstract ...
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Artist Extras:

Cris Orfescu Artist Biography
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Your Personal Biography '...artists face a fundamental hurdle trying to represent the molecular landscapes of various materials, where features are measured in nanometers... For abstractionists like Mr. Orfescu though, such limitations are simply invitations to let color and shape-shifting run wild.' (The New York Times)
'NanoArt is a glimpse into an unbelievably tiny world that only a small number of scientists have viewed. For the average person, the realm of nanotechnology -- that is, structures smaller than a billionth of a meter -- is as remote and inaccessible as the moon. But nanoartist Cris Orfescu wanted to change that. He created the NanoArt Exhibition to share the beauty of the nano-world with those of us living in the macro-world... Although you may be interested in learning what the image is, Orfescu wants the public to see the nano-world independent of its source, for just its simple beauty' (Discovery News)
'Artist and scientist Cris Orfescu manipulates chemicals and creates nano-sculptures, which he then blows up into large artworks with an electron scanning microscope.' (The Wall Street Journal)
Cris Orfescu was born in Bucharest, Romania, and lives and works in Los Angeles since 1991. He is a self-taught artist and also a degreed scientist who is experimenting for over 40 years with different media and art forms including digital art, murals, acrylic and oil painting, mixed media, faux painting, trompe l’oeil, collage, graphics, animation, web design, video, multimedia.
For more than 30 years he is experimenting and perfecting a new art form, NanoArt, which reflects the transition from Science to Art through Technology.
'Shouting their presence in loud shades of red, blue and yellow, artist and scientist Cris Orfescu's images look first like abstract pieces. The colorful curves, angular lines and sudden bursts that command the canvases appear to be the fantastical expression of the artist's whim and creative taste...Orfescu's partner in the exhibit, photographer Rick Chinelli, said 'personally, I think that Cris works on another level both physically and mentally.' (Pasadena Star News)
Orfescu was showing internationally his awarded works in USA, Italy, France, Finland, Korea, UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Colombia, Greece in numerous solo and group exhibitions. His art was commissioned for public and private collectors.
'Cris Orfescu lives in a fun universe, populated by phantasmagoric creatures which one would say come from another planet... In his studio-lab he is having a good time sculpting the imperceptible.' (translated from the French magazine Stuff)
'Cris Orfescu is one of the most actual artists, a child of our time, a post-literary epoch, when we experiment the co-existence, even merging of fields heretofore exhibiting autonomous profiles in time: that is, philosophy, art and science/ technology... Every solo show by Cris Orfescu is a cutting-edge show of post-literature (I also named it, Leonardo’s paradigm), a true memento of our epoch, where philosophy, art and science/technology (nanotechnology) are intermingled. Modulations of dynamic forms, vital intensity of radiant, bright and expressive colours, structured by a wild harmony of the invisible world, are all subordinated to a secret music of spheres. In all his assertions, Cris is convinced that the old language of art is no longer adequate for the human actual consciousness. Cris Orfescu is a Fauvist of the micro-universes.' (The Alchemical City)

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