Dan Laurentiu Arcus
Interviews and mentions
Dan Arcus, born on June 5, 1983, is a multidisciplinary artist known for his thought-provoking and evocative works. He graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania with a specialization in fashion design.
After honing his skills in the Romanian fashion scene, he moved to Brussels, Belgium and rediscovered his lifelong passion for painting and drawing. He quickly gained recognition, booking his first exhibition at an art gallery, and his works are now part of over 150 private collections worldwide.
Arcus' art has evolved over time, from expressive portraits to complex figurative compositions that invite viewers to question reality and process information through their own experiences and social contexts. He works with a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, and ink, and is constantly exploring the interactions between these mediums to create unexpected results. Today, Arcus continues to push the boundaries of figurative and abstract art, using the unexpected to fuel his creative vision
August - September 2021 - Group exhibition at "La voix des clous", Méménil, France
January - March 2021 - Group exhibition at Ubique Gallery in Dinant, Belgium
December 2019 - solo show at the European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg
June 2019 - group exhibition at the National Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
March - May 2019 - solo show at Galerie Laval in Liege, Belgium
Selected in the collection “Darkness and light” on Artfinder.com
Selected in the collection “Inspired by Francis Bacon” on Artfinder.com
Selected in the collection “Powerful portraits” on Artfinder.com
February 2018 - Participation in the group exhibition ArtOpenKunst at the Vanderborght space in Brussels.
November 2017 - Solo Show at the Dansaert Center, Brussels
June 2017 - selected by SaatchiArt in the collection “Meet 6 Saatchi Art Artists from Belgium”
March 2017 - selected by Jessica Mcqueen in the “New Surrealist Works” collection of Saatchi Art.com
2015 - Finalist in the competition “The 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition”