Daniel Balanescu



(Romania-United Kingdom)









« You cross borders. You cross mental attitudes. You can’t remain in one place. Sometimes you cross so you’ll live better, looking for a better job, a place where you’ll feel better, maybe sometimes you’ll even cross to go where loves calls you. Other times you are pushed from behind, chased away by wars, dictatorships or natural disasters. Even when you think you’re staying in one place, when you extract yourself from the present and isolate yourself in your own private world, refusing to leave your city, your house or your space for years in a row, you are still a fish scale that moves along with the fish it clings to. And that constantly moving fish is time. »




       Between Good and Evil







       Ioana who always forgets something




       I take care of you!




       Grand Ma




       In Parc




       Different People












Education and training


1992 – 1998 National University of Arts Bucharest, (Ex Art Academy Nicolae Grigorescu ) Bachelor of Design in Textile Design Romania – Tapestry – Printing Works Department



Artist Statement


I started my art career as a social artist in a post-communist country. Human greed, dictatorship and corrupt politicians inspired me just as much as a love story would.   Most of my works are inspired by the turmoil of our times. Having spent my childhood in Romania’s mining area, I grew up watching hardships of an often brutal life. 

Although as an artist I have used different techniques and materials to bring my ideas to life (silkscreen print-serigraph and experiments with fabric, threads, stitch, paint, text, wax and unusual mixed media materials, subway tickets, canvas, watercolor, collage etc.)

My works are a lot about human nature and what comes out of it in unusual circumstances.



Selected projects, personal & group exhibitions:



2016- ColourWays- workshop St Luke’s Church, Oxford ,8 weeks experimenting  with colors –UK

–          Home Fest – Bucharest -The Unfinished Journey- RO


2015- ‘Where’s the Art?’ | CARU 2nd Anniversary-Modern Art Oxford performance : with  Macarena Ortuzar      and Nini Sakhri – UK

–           Safe to cross – workshop St Luke’s Church, Oxford


2014- I am The System- Aiurart Contemporary Art Space -Bucharest,RO


2014 Emotion Tickets -Fluxjob-MCBA Minnesota Centre for Book Arts-Minneapolis[ US]


2013 Renaissance – installation – Le Parc de St Symphorien des Monts [FR]


2012 Emotion Tickets – Hysterical Monument – NAG Noaptea Alba a Galeriilor Bucharest, [RO]


2012 Keep the message, pass the frame on to a child – with Asdesign95 UIA International Union of Architects, Tokyo [JP]


2012 Keep the message, pass the frame on to a child, Aiurart Contemparary Arts Centre,

Bucharest [RO]


2011 Noah ́s Ark Project – installation with Maxim Corciova, HALMA The European

Network of Literary Centres, different places from Germany to Port Cetate [RO],


2011 Noah ́s Ark Project – installation with Maxim Corciova, The Long Night of Museums Jean-Marc Laik Gallery – Koblenz [DE]


2011 textile prints, Europe in Europe exhibition, Budapest [HU]


2011 Attraversare – Mixed techniques on canvas – St. Florian [AT]


2010 Blaue Stunde – Galerie 11 – Köln [DE]


2009 Between Evil and Good – Human Rights Exhibition, Complesso Monumentale

Belvedere di San Leucio, Caserta, [IT]


2009 Luna Asleep – International Art Action Project, Worldwide-Artists For Peace – Galeria Dolmabahce, Istanbul [TR]


2009 Mixed Techniques on Canvas – The Zone Zero, 1st InternationalEnvironmental Art Symposium – Gallikos river [GR]


2009 Body and Soul – installation – Living Gallery Lecce [IT]


2008 Angels and no Angels – Esto No Es Una Galeria – Bogota [CO]


2007 Attitudes – Textile Prints, Carturesti, Bucharest [RO]


2007 Mixed Techniques on Canvas, Symposium modern-art, Mallnitz [AT]


2006 – 2007 Installation with Gabrijela Turturea – Art Paper – Balkanart-Cacak [RS]


2005 Make Friends, Not War – painting on wood – Art gallery Ripustus, Hameenlinna[FI]


2002 Drawings on subway tickets, Henkel – Vienna [AT]


2001 Project with subway tickets – 25 Years of subway Brussels [B]


2000 Miniature Textiles – Group exhibition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest [RO]


2000 Group exhibition – International Visual Arts Fair TIAV 2000 – Bucharest [RO]


1997 Sacred Man – textile prints, personal exhibition, Romanian Cultural Center,Budapest [HU], Romanian Academy, Rome [IT], Romanian Cultural Center, Venice [IT]


1997 mixed technique and experimental art – group exhibition – Romanian Cultural Center, Paris [FR]


1996 graphics and painting – personal exhibition – European Commission Delegation – Bucharest [RO]

Scenic painter and special effects on costumes for movie productions


2003 – 2006 Art and Costume Department of different productions:‘The Last Drop’, ‘Cerberus’, ‘The Cave’, ‘The Black Arrow’,‘Gunpowder, Treason & Plot’, ‘Modigliani’









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