(b. 1988, RO)
Radu Baies (left) and Justin Mortimer (right). Photo: RB.
Radu Baies, born in 1988 in Cluj, Romania, is a contemporary painter living and working in Cluj, Romania. Baies is known for his idyllic yet haunting figurative paintings combining freedom of colour and virtuoso brush strokes with a 'symbolist' feeling.
Baies depicts his subjects in dreamlike compositions. A sofa enters a landscape as a figure blends into the background. His paintings are filled with mystery. The use of clear blues and the overal esthetic is reminiscent to some symbolist painters such as Puvis de Chavannes or Gustave Moreau.
Radu Baies has exhibited at the Victoria Art Center in Bucharest, Romania; the Kühlhaus in Berlin, Germany and at Telegraph in Czech Republic. His works are collected by national and international art collectors.
Radu Baies, Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, 2020. Oil on canvas – 200 x 400 cm (diptych). Courtesy the artist.
Radu Baies, End of Journey, 2020. Oil on canvas – 300 x 200 cm. Courtesy the artist.
Radu Baies, Blue Garden, 2016. Oil on canvas – 150 x 180 cm. Courtesy SELECTED ARTISTS.
Radu Baies, Behind Closed Curtains, 2013/2015. Oil on canvas – 147 x 180 cm. Courtesy SELECTED ARTISTS.
Radu Baies, Untitled, 2016. Oil on canvas – 50 x 60 cm. Courtesy SELECTED ARTISTS.