Paintings

Dead Flowers, 70cm x 55cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Bogdan Mihai Radu - 013

Whirlwinds, 50cm x 45cm, oil on canvas, 2021

The untitled painting on the left is inspired by Anselm Kiefer, who said: ‘We need the illusion of the boundary, otherwise we could not exist. We create these illusions to survive.’

Rain, 50cm x 45cm, oil on canvas, 2021

Everything Wet, 50cm x 45cm, oil on canvas, 2021

Corn Field Before Harvest, 75 x 35cm, oil on canvas, 2021

Searching for Monet, 102 x 76cm, oil on canvas, 2021

Searching for Monet II, 45 x 65cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Field and Factories, 76 x 102cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Field and Factories, 76 x 102cm, oil on canvas, 2020

23 November 2018, 120 x 100cm, oil on canvas, 2020

This painting is dedicated to my mother who passed away on November 23 in 2018. I was filled with emotions on the day I painted this, but I hope to honour her memory through autumn colours and radiant forms.

Bright Reflections, 71cm x 76cm, oil on wood, 2020

Rust, 30cm x 30cm, oil on wood, 2020

Searching VII, 120 x 120cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Requiem, 165 x 165cm, oil on canvas, 2020

The pandemic opened a box of sad memories for me. The loss of loved ones and its repeatable pain is relived with every funeral during the deadly pandemic. This feverish wakefulness of the end grinds me down and surprises me with its power to evoke the past. I have incorporated in this new work my memories from the practices I learned at my agricultural school; picking the sharp, yellow corn, witnessing the end of the grey communist period, the mourning and memorials that took place in the Transylvanian cemeteries. The same sad state is represented through melting candlelight, from where the rest of us shed hot tears of eternal peace from everywhere and for everything. The dried flowers that sit on the grey graves, the bitter sadness of any irreversible good – we are only left with the hope of healing in the white of hope.

Yellow Flowers, 210 x 170cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Laying out flowers to dry. Install shot of Yellow Flowers

Life in the Countryside, 40 x 30cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Passage of Time, 152 x 102cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Material Nature, 60 x 60cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Fleeting, 80 x 80cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Autumn Leaves, 80 x 90cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Flowers, 76 x 102cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Fantasy, 120 x 120cm, oil on canvas, 2020

Transylvania in Spring, 160 x 160cm, oil on canvas, 2020

English Countryside, 45 x 35cm, oil on canvas, 2019

Untitled, 50 x 40cm, oil on canvas, 2019

Hampstead Heath I, 67 x 97cm, oil on canvas, 2019

Hampstead Heath II, 45 x 55cm, oil on canvas, 2019

Greco-Roman Men, 40 x 40cm, oil on canvas, 2019

Vauxhall Sauna, 50 x 60cm, oil on canvas, 2019

Searching I, 60 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Searching II, 60 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Searching III, 100 x 100cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Searching IV, 60 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Searching V, 60 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Searching VI, 60 x 60cm, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Untitled, 20 x 30cm, oil on canvas, 2019

Untitled, 20 x 30cm, oil and tempera on canvas, 2019

After Darkness, 100 x 100cm, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2018

Emergence, 150 x 200cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Searching for the Sea, 280 x 120cm, acrylic on canvas, 2018

Restless Sea, 300cm x 150cm, acrylic on canvas, 2020

Flowers Left Behind, 200cm x 150cm, acrylic on canvas, 2020

Photo credit by © Tom Carter

Bogdan Mihai Radu © 2021 | created by Dominic Sylvia Lauren