Roman Tolici

b. 1974, Republic of Moldova

Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania


Roman Tolici is associated with a photographic realism infused by poetry and a surreal sense of everyday existence. His paintings seem to be details of a monumental story related to the general human questions and anxieties. This narrative force turns the recurrent subjects into never-ending chapters and the reflections of everyday life into projections about time, memory and traces captured by the artist's tender perception.

Selected exhibitions: ROMAN TOLICI, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest (2018, solo); Homo Deus, Mobius Gallery, New York (2018); Double Heads Matches, Új Budapest Galéria, Budapest (2018); Simvlacrvm, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest (2015, solo); Milk. Honey. Blood., Stirbei Palace, Bucharest (2014, solo); Ceremonies, The National Art Museum of Moldova, Chisinau (2014, solo); Sweet Nightmares, H’art Gallery, Bucharest (2012, solo); Nobody, Jecza Gallery, Timişoara (2011, solo); Action, Virtuell-Visuell, Dorsten (2010, solo);, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2010); Badly Happy: pain, pleasure and panic in recent Romanian art, The Performance Art Institute, San Francisco (2010), It Could Happen Tomorrow, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest(2008, solo)