Simion Cernica uses any medium or discourse necessary to express his conceptual position and formal exploration. He develops his practice by researching recent history and the current socio-political and cultural energies. While questioning our approved cultural perspectives, he aims to challenge the way we perceive our reality, cultural history, and how we advance our precarious humanity.
Recently, in his studio practice, ‘painting’ became central. His paintings are material thoughts, language explorations with psychical tools; they are also a provocation to the conventional ways of painting. Anchored in today's visual and conceptual challenges, the works still keep on open dialog with the 20th century avant-garde. Made of fragile poetic matter, they are a raw, still conceptually purified, manifest of the artist’s presence and personal ecology.
Simion Cernica was born in Bucharest, Romania and currently works and lives in Los Angeles. His works and projects have been exhibited internationally at Europe House, The Hague; Art Encounters Foundation, Timi?oara; ICR, Budapest; Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles; Expanded Space, Bucharest; ODD, Bucharest; Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome; Timisoara Biennial, Romania; National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest; MAGMA, Sf. Gheorghe; Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest; ‘Photo LA', Los Angeles; HAU, Berlin; Matadero, Madrid; Atelier 35, Bucharest; UQBAR, Berlin; National Dance Center, Bucharest; The Knot (Public Art Project), Germany/ Romania; Romanian Cultural Institute, Venice, among others.