June 19, 2007

Dan Perjovschi scales the walls at MoMa

Andrea K. Scott on Dan Perjovschi in the NYTimes: "You might not guess it, but the Romanian artist Dan Perjovschi was formally trained as a still-life painter in a Soviet-style art academy in Romania. The turmoil of the late ’80s prompted him to question the medium’s relevance. In an interview with Ms. Marcoci (available on moma.org), he explains: 'Water was freezing in the glass, no soap, no books and no future. How could one paint that?' A section of his wall drawing reiterates the dilemma: Two heads flank a square labeled “Still Life”; one reads, 'Van Eyck,' and the other, 'Food!'"Read more.