We at Genos simply love art. That’s why, on our grand opening, we made a big reveal of one of our dearest paintings, realised by Mateo Șerban Sandu: Brâncoveanu, grisaille in oil technique.
”Started on the three hundredth year anniversary of the Brâncoveanu family martyrdom, this painting is an apparently historical composition. Every event echoes. The way we then remember things is touched by subjectivity, like in a dream, where elements from reality are combined with what the mind completes in the conscious or unconscious attempt to give birth to an archetypal structure. The heroic and bloody story heard in childhood is now represented from the perspective of the witness.”, said Mateo Șerban Sandu about the painting he made.
”Jerusalem represents a ‘Sacred Place’. Throughout history, people have been closer to the holy or sacred place in the hope of inner fulfilment – an illumination of the capture of a high level in their spiritual path. Of course, not all of them experienced the miracle, but they returned changed from their journey and received – from those who knew them – an attitude of respect. Communities called them: ”Hagi” or ”Pilgrims”. I painted the picture after the period where I was ill. So we can consider it's also a work about victory. Also I returned from a trip of illness and that trip changed me. In the end, it’s not about me, but, in general, about a person’s struggle with life.” said Mateo about his 2nd painting that can be seen here at Genos.