Kiasma-lehti | Kiasma Magazine
Kiasma-lehti 52 | Kiasma Magazine 52
No 52 Vol 15

Gorgeous Insights

"I draw in white and black but my humour comes in many colours."

Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi is known for drawing installations that take events in the art world as well as politics as their theme. Perjovschi draws with felt-tip pens or chalk directly on the gallery walls, floor or windows. The resultant installations consisting of numerous individual drawings are full of humour, satire and irony, gorgeously spontaneous insights. The extremely reduced images are a distillation of many topical subjects: Perjovschi has the knack of hitting the nail on the head.

Perjovschi’s political art has its roots in the recent societal changes in his homeland. He began making art in the early 1990s by drawing political caricatures for Romanian opposition newspapers. Over the years, Perjovschi built up a veritable archive of motifs that he recycles from one exhibition to the next. Among them he inserts pictures commenting on topical events and the venue in question.

Dan Perjovschi has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries around the world. This is his first appearance in Finland. Perjovschi was born in 1961 in Sibiu, Romania. He lives and works in Bucharest.

Jari-Pekka Vanhala

Dan Perjovschi
8 Feb – 1 Sep 2013
Studio K