George Mihai Vasilescu, born in 1984, is a visual artist living and working in Ploiești, Romania. Working in a variety of techniques including oil painting, sculpting in bronze, plaster and ceramic, he studied painting at the National University of Arts, Bucharest, and currently studies photography and video at the same institute.

His works often have a scenographic nature, inhabited by magical birds, props such as bird masks and hats, and references to an enigmatic coldness and loneliness. Vasilescu’s paintings are characterised not only by fantastic-realist coarse brushwork, but also by the use of fabrics and slit canvas. He has created works including portraits (a series of portraits of Roma musicians and manele artists as part of his exhibition Confluente, influențe – în artă?, 2014), landscapes of socialist realist architecture (his 2017 series Blocuri), and more abstract, sculptural anthropomorphic shapes.


Solo exhibition – The Asiatic Society Of Arts Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin

Solo exhibition – Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin

Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
Mateo Maximoff, Paris
Graz Stadtmuseum, Graz
National Museum of Pesenat, Bucharest
Kleber Palace, Strasbourg

Metropolitan Library, Bucharest
Gallery ArtCub, Bucharest
Roma Culture Museum, Bucharest
Galerie Kai Dikhas, Berlin
Gallery ARCUB, Bucharest
Roma Culture Museum, Bucharest

CENTRO.CENTRO Palacio de Cibeles Madrid
The National Romanian Museum of Art, Bucharest
MORA Gallery, Bucharest
Roma Culture Museum, Bucharest
Gallery, Bucharest

Darkening the Darkness – solo exhibition, Berlin
The National Centre for Roma Culture Romano-Kher, Bucharest
Blocuri – solo exhibition, Gallery, Bucharest

Source: the artist,