Marius Bercea resides in Cluj, Romania, where he was born. Following from the 1989 Romanian Revolution, Bercea experienced the shift from Communism into a Capitalist free market economy - the artist’s practice is coloured by this moment in time, when polarised ideologies collided and the stark divisions between East and West softened. Often verging on the surreal, Bercea combines sublime visions of the natural world with the jarring electric lights and sprawling architecture of urban developments. The artist’s works are highly distinctive, as memory, recollection and reality seemingly merge upon the canvas, giving rise to a visual sensuality that has made Bercea one of the leading artists of the Cluj School. Bercea has also been described as one of the strongest colourists of his generation.
Bercea’s work is in several public and private collections, including the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill and the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Skowej.