Born in Transylvania (Romania) into a family with a long tradition of icon painting, C. Fodoreanu started painting from early ages. He inherently transitioned to using lens-based modalities to create his art, from photography and digital collages, to video and sculptural/sound installations. His visual work pursues a poetry of light, and centers on exploring humans as they relate to their bodies, surrounding nature, intimacy, personal boundaries, play, fragility of life, fleetingness of time, social justice, and divine intervention.
C. Fodoreanu holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy from University of California, San Diego, a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Harvard Medical School, and is currently pursuing a degree of Master of Fine Arts. Being a physician artist with an intimate knowledge of the most profound philosophical notions and concepts, affords him a unique position to transcend, personalize, and relate his understandings of the human nature into spectacular, thoughtful works of art, alongside subtle poems. He is the author of three poetry books (Romanian), and his visual work can be found in private collections throughout United States, Europe, and Asia. He currently lives in Southern California.
C. Fodoreanu recently debuted his first monograph entitled 'street smart' documenting at-risk youth from Southern California as part of a fundraising campaign with 100% of the proceedings contributing to an educational fund to support the kids depicted in the series. Visit the Campaign page for more details about this fundraiser.
C. Fodoreanu's curatorial work focuses on shining a light on emerging artists whose vision align with the mission of his gallery (Cornel/Henry Art), breaking free from political constraints, elevating above the daily grind, liberating out of the mundane, and reaching quintessential thoughts. He is encouraging art that deals with humanity at its purest, with raw fundamental emotions, ideas and esthetics, art that is firstly beautiful, unveiling surrounding harmony, and standing the test of time.
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