Mircea Suciu’s Monochromatic Paintings Hint at a Dark Past

by Nick PizanaPosted on

The surreal paintings of Mircea Suciu offer a glimpse of dreamy, and perhaps slightly nightmarish worlds inhabited by shady men in suits and antiquated technology. Suciu paints images of early to mid-20th century life with a dark and mysterious twist, alluding to the unsavory aspects of the era like nuclear technology and mob culture. Using mainly monochromatic coloring, Suciu is able to convey a sense of foreboding to the viewer, as well as adding a noir-like feel the smooth and atmospheric scenes. In his latest work, the Romanian artist has been experimenting with painting over monotypes, adding an abstract dimension to his typically photorealistic approach.

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