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An Overview of Paula Gradinaru: The Photographer Playing with Light

The portfolio of emerging Cluj-based photographer Paula Gradinaru combines portraiture, still life, street and concert photography; consolidating her positions as a rising Romanian artist. Paula’s work is multifaceted and difficult to describe. She gives meditative attention to the elements of light and color, elaborating textural contrast through shadow, light and […]

Watch Dimitri’s Bats Delicious, Funky Video For ‘Just a little bit’

As if everyone wasn’t already in love with singer Radu Oscaciuc‘s broken, pleading voice, he had to go and offer the perfect adaptation of ‘Just a little bit‘. You can see right from the start that Dimitri’s Bats are fully invested with this song. The passion flows with every line, […]

The Case to Premiere New Video for ‘Dark Places’ During Acoustic Concert

Timisoara based band The Case will release a new video for ‘Dark Places‘ on September 5th, according to the band’s Facebook page. The Case are that type of band that’ll make you reflect and reconsider. This track is just the right amount of cryptic, while providing the type of rock that’s […]

Summer Polaroids by Mihaela Andreea Andrei

Romanian photographer Mihaela Andreea Andrei has shared her latest work with Cultartes: “Summer Polaroids“. Mihaela Andreea is known to create hazy, dream-like portraits that demonstrate the extent to which instant film can be pushed to look like an alternate world. While she doesn’t work exclusively with Polaroids, the simple, evocative […]

My Improvised Country by Iulia Grosu

Iulia Grosu is a Romanian artist who graduated the Fine Arts High School “Bălaşa Doamna” Târgovişte and the undergraduate courses of the Graphics Department of the National University of Arts Bucharest. In 2018, she was awarded an Erasmus scholarship for studies in Poland at the University of Fine Arts Poznań, followed […]

Andrei Stan: ‘Living in Romania is challenging but also satisfying.’

Andrei Stan has become one of my favorite artists, discovering him from an old friend and Cultartes contributor. His style caught my eyes and in no time I found myself clicking on each one of his published works and exploring his world. He creates atmospheric, surreal animations that are somehow […]

Metallica as an Icon for 90’s Romanian Metal Heads

We’ve had a lot of things coming in all at once after the fall of Communism in ’89, from medical aid, clothes and food to pop-cultural trends from the West. Now, there is an entire history to unpack here and it’s definitely not the place to comment on the injustices […]

Smida Jazz Festival: A Celebration to Music and Nature

Smida Jazz Festival is possibly unlike any other festival you could go to, the one here does not all take place in just one field or some tiny complex; the festival is not just a presentation of some great music but also celebrates the area in which it takes place […]