FRAGIL: Adi Tudose
Adi Tudose (b. 1987, Bucharest) is an artist-photographer based in Bucharest. After graduating The National University of Theatre and Film, he further explored his artistic discipline in Milano, New York, London and Paris.
Similar to Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï, Tudose affirms the role of the camera as a tool for his keen engagement with the world. The streets are places of unpredictable encounter where he became totally immersed in the environment and documents the lives of his subjects with sensitivity and sympathy.
Mobius is pleased to present F R A G I L, a solo exhibition of works that interweave never exhibited before photographs of Adi Tudose.
An opening reception will be held on December 12th, from 7 pm to 10 pm.
The exhibition is on display from December 12th through January 18th.
Similar to Cartier-Bresson and Brassaï, Tudose affirms the role of the camera as a tool for his keen engagement with the world. The streets are places of unpredictable encounter where he became totally immersed in the environment and documents the lives of his subjects with sensitivity and sympathy. The process of image-making revolves around his innate capability to empathize with individual people and experience a state of fragility.
Starting from a second lasting scene, unpredictable to the eye, he creates a cohesive composition, placing the sense of order and harmony in a common situation and comfort the human subconscious seeking unity. What is fascinating about Tudose's technique lays in this ability to display a beautiful harmony of content and form in a simple and direct method of representation. In an in-depth look at Tudose's photography, you can easily identify exceptional framing, a great diversity of the elements of the dynamic system and a perfect shaped figure-to-ground composition.
Overlooking his spotless procedure skills, through the precise visual organization, the artist can subdue the basis of photography and exceed into creating symbols for a meaningful visual experience. There is no uncertainty that to express his artistic vision into images, Tudose often puts himself in the middle of the everyday chaos. His main characteristics become endurance and determination because in street photography nobody is entitled to a second chance.
As a result of Tudose's ability to produce, at the same time, a genuinely emotional and sociological representation, his works become part of the discourse concerning the subjectivity of photography. Tudose can distinguish the qualities of his subjects and present each individual in a manner that can generate primary interaction between the subjects and the viewer. In many situations, Tudose investigates the theory of 'the decisive moment', but in order to create meaningful interaction, the skilled photographer - the artist - is evenly presenting his subject and himself. (Ștefania Dobrescu, curator)