Mark Verlan

Mark Verlan (1963-2020) was the brightest and most famous nonconformist artist based in Chisinau. The artwork of Verlan is difficult to explain as it is an almost paradoxical mixture of conceptualism, performance, postmodernism, naïve art and surrealism. He created colourful and multi-layered stories that made everyone plunge headlong into the reality of his fantasies. Verlan lived in his own imagination, dreams and hopes. Actually, his fairy and ironic artworks were broadcasting the general social subtext, making his characters be in a constant movement and interacting with the public. Mark Verlan was an experimental artist. He turned found objects, such as an old pair of shoes or an old frame, into a cool art object, filled with aesthetics, but also irrational meanings. In 2003, Mark Verlan exhibited at “Blut und Honig” exhibition, at The Essl Collection (Vienna), curated by Herald Szeemann and, in 2011, he exhibited at the Venice Biennale. He participated in many other solo and group exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, and the USA.

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