‘Angels and Outcasts’ is a solo exhibition of paintings by artist Alexander Tinei. The gloomy paintings interestingly merge with the coming of Spring. Working from cut out media images, the bodies in his paintings are detached from time and surrounding; their anatomic precision floating in a rough textured ether. Their skin becomes an unnervingly thin facade for private and public; porous with time, context, and fiction. Spread around in the space, sculpted figures by this exhibition’s guest artist Johan Tahon look like silence and introspection. Both artists express a subtle and pulling quality, in the midst of the continuous flux of things.
Alexander Tinei (1967) is a Moldovian 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.