"The adage that art imitates life applies here: ’to give you an example, at the age of sixteen I dropped out of school and I illegally crossed two borders in order to work abroad,’ Bădărău explains, ’when I was abroad I had to be as invisible as possible, to look for a job and to work illegally, to stay hidden, an individual without identity, non-existent to the rest of society and any social protection system.’ The artist’s work evokes this isolation and despair.

Bădărău’s arena is that of the body. His work is a constant, hard-hitting reminder of our fallibility as humans and the pain we are able to inflict on one another."


Excerpt from 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow / Courtesy of Kurt Beers (Beers London Gallery, 2019)