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ARTIST PROFILE | SORIN PRODEA

Born in 1997, in Bucharest, Romania, Sorin Prodea is a conceptual multidisciplinary artist, with a special interest in performative practices.

“Growing up in an environment where the past was so dramatically present, I always felt somewhat torn between two realities. When past and present coexist, you must learn to deal with this permanent state of duality. Kind of like a continuous state of hybridisation. Therefore, time has become an important aspect of my artistic research. I explore the past by using my own memories, influences from communist architecture or surfaced textures. As for the present, it’s everything here and now. In my work, I aim to explore different types of hybridisation by using a variety of materials and concepts. I use abstract painting, durational performance, sculpture and other mediums to give ideas shape. My practice evolves constantly and is ever changing depending on my current circumstance.

In some of the projects, I also explore using astronomically big numbers, mathematical formulas, or infographic visualisation. I’m interested in how these numbers are connected to reality and how the overflow of data can create the feeling of being overwhelmed by a utopian world dominated by numbers."

Sorin graduated in 2019 with a BA in Drama, Theater and Performance Art at Sussex University (UK), and is currently studying for a MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, UAL (London). In 2019, he was accepted for a summer residence at the famous Watermill performance laboratory in New York, founded and led by prolific theater director Robert Willson, where he performed for the Watermill Center GALA in front of art icons, such as Marina Abramovic and Philip Glass.
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Sorin Prodea
Correspondences | 2019
durational performance