Victor Man

Victor Man was born in 1974 in Cluj, Romania, where he continues to live and work. Man uses a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture and print. He draws most of his source material from the media, isolating it from its original context to create withdrawn images and forms in muted shades of grey that operate through a sense of déjà vu, radiating forth like malevolent icons. Man often installs his works in small arrangements that suggest fragmented accounts of violence and perversion. Through a series of foretelling clues, they convey evidence of a grim truth that resists any straightforward interpretation. Throughout Man’s work, elements of Romanian folklore and Eastern European history appear in residual form, disconnected from their narrative basis only to form singular archetypes, distilled from memories lost.