Radu Oreian (b. 1984) is one of Romania’s most inspiring contemporary artists belonging to the younger generation. A graduate of the National University of Arts in Bucharest and of the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, he uses drawing, painting and installation in his practice. The concept of ‘collective portraits’ that constitute the main body of Oreian’s work is placed at the intersection of art, philosophy, language, history and the ever-evolving form of complexity that society generates today. Among his most notable solo shows are those hosted by Gallery Nosco in Marseille (2017), Meet Factory in Prague (2016) and Kreuzberg Pavillon in Berlin (2013), as well as the ‘Farewell to the Thinker of Thoughts’ exhibition in Mumbai (2018). During the past thirteen years, Radu Oreian has also been a part of group exhibitions in Europe and South America, and he was artist in residence at Gallery Nosco in Marseille (2017) and Meet Factory in Prague (2016).