Alexander Tinei is an artist who in a painterly way works with found media images. His interest in the relation between body and time translates in vein-like, stained blurs and anatomical precise details. This in paintings, collages, drawings, installations and repainted photographs. The bodies, removed from their original context, get a gloomy, dream-like presence.
Fascinated by the phenomenon of instant global visibility of people’s formerly private moments on the Internet, Tinei has created a series that balances the unnerving space between reality and fiction. Their skin is almost ethereal, a private and public facade of disguise.
Alexander Tinei (1967) is a Moldovan artist, who lives and works in Hungary. He had solo exhibitions in New York City, Vienna, and Budapest and has been included in group exhibitions in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Basel, Prague, and Athens. In 2010, Ana Cristea Gallery presented Tinei’s work at VOLTA NY. In 2009, he was one of twelve Romanian and Hungarian painters included in a curated exhibition at the Prague Biennale.