Born in Transylvania (Romania) into a family with a long tradition of icon painting, C Fodoreanu started painting before inherently transitioning to using lens-based modalities to create his art, from photography and collages, to installations and videos, alongside subtle poems. His 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, and divine intervention. C Fodoreanu holds a MD from Harvard Medical School, a BA in Philosophy from UC San Diego, and is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York. As a physician who studied philosophy, he developed an intimate knowledge of the human anatomy and psyche, and a keen psycho-social acumen. This affords him a unique position as an artist to relate, transcend, and personalize his understandings of humans and human nature into striking visual works. He is the author of three poetry books (Romanian), and his visual work can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
C Fodoreanu debuted his first monograph entitled 'street smart' in 2019 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 Social Practice 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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