Radu Comșa

(b. 1975, RO)

Portrait of Radu Comșa. Photo: Chic Utility.

Radu Comșa, born in 1975 in Sibiu, Romania, is a contemporary artist residing and working in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Comșa is a visual artist creating objects as a transcript from his ideas, working in painting, printmaking sculpture and installation.

His most recent work is marked by geometric shapes and primary colours implementing a conceptual approach to the creative process of painting. As a result, a radical and systematic abstraction emerges and is translated – or rather transcribed – into these artistic objects hovering between painting and sculpture.

Radu Comșa is one of the main representatives of the contemporary art scene in Cluj, Romania.

Career facts

The Romanian artist is represented by SABOT Gallery in Cluj, Romania and Galerie Emmanuel Herve in Paris, France.

Comșa has exhibited at major institutions such as the Arken Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark; the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland; the Mucsarnok Kunsthalle in Budapest, Hungary and the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Bucharest, Romania. Further, he has participated in the Prague Biennale (3 and 4), in Prague, Czech Republic, the Timisoara Biennial in Timisoara, Romania and the Documenta in Regensburg, Germany.

His work featured in important private and public collections such as the FRAC in Limoges, France or the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) in Bucharest, Romania.

Selected works

Radu Comșa, Partition I, II, III... (Chromatic tetrachord), 2020. Pigments on cotton fabric (batik) – 185 x 300 x 10 cm. Courtesy Galerie Emmanuel Herve / Photo: YAP Studio.

Radu Comșa, Phase 9-11-13, 2014. Concrete and oil-based paint markers on linen – 55 x 55 cm. Courtesy SABOT.

Radu Comșa, Large Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow, 2012. Oil on gauze mounted on MDF, rope – variable dimensions. Courtesy SABOT.

Radu Comșa, Transmuted painting, 2012. Fabric, wood, primer – 200 x 49 cm. Courtesy SABOT.

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