In general I am attracted to the plastic deconstruction of the figurative through pictorial gestures. During the pictorial process I propose to overtake the plastic emotion which confines to chromatic harmony and contrast and I am also interested in organizing the composition through a vectorial system; in balancing or stimulating the composition.
The matter’s utopia of these works comes from urban and social environment, as an impression through which human being feels himself small and fragile as compared to social materialism.
The matter represents for me structure, texture, rugged surfaces, matte and glossy, but also volume, being thus an intention that requires a way out of the pictorial two-dimension.
The diversity of objects found in the industrial and advertising area are taken so that they could change their usefulness and discover another sense, other than the one they had as functionality before being processed; in this way the already manufactured become a source of the plastic processing.

Dan Maciuca


1979born in Romania
2002-06Bachelor of Arts & Master degrees in painting, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca / RO
2013 PhD,Cultural Interferences, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca / RO

Currently lives and works in Cluj-Napoca / RO


2021The Path Of The Dragon,online exhibition, Zorzini F. Gallery, Bucharest/ RO
2020Timeout,Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery, London/ GB
2020Online exhibition,Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery, London/ GB
2017Incandescent Space for Incandescent Time, Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest / RO
2016Utopian Proximity, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art / GB
2014Colliding Geometry, Zorzini gallery. Bucharest / RO
2012Nothing To Hide, Bazis Platform, Cluj / RO
2011Common Place, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest/ RO
2009Post Romantic. Post Atomic. Post Rock. Post Socialist Realism., Laika Gallery, Bucharest / RO
2006Critical Temperature, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca / RO


2023Cluj Revisited , Gallery Martin Kudlek, Cologne / DE
2022(Re)constructing vision,Art Museum, Cluj – Napoca / RO
2021Network Access,Funnel Contemporary Art, Belgrade / SRB
2020Timeout,Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery, London/ GB
2019The Nightwatch,Art Museum, Bistrita-Nasaud / RO
2018Wild Wild East,Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest / RO
2018Duo Show by Szilard Gaspar and Dan Maciuca,Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest / RO
2017The Inventory,Zorzini Gallery, Bucharest / RO
2017Burning Island,Museum of the City, Belgrade / SRB
2017Breaking Rules, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca / RO
2017Neon Gallery, Art Academy Wroclaw/ POL
2015Apparence and Essence, Art Encounters, Timisoara/ RO
2015painting-cluj, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D
2014The Flesh Of Things, Un-Painting The Romantics, Jecza Gallery, Timisoara / RO
Hidden Field, Bazis Platform, Pescara / I
2013MUTATIONS, BAZIS contemporary art space, Berlin / D
2012Cluj meets Berlin, BAZIS contemporary art space, Berlin / D
Modern Talking, Art Museum, Cluj- Napoca / RO
2011The First Ten Years – Radio Galleries, Art Museum, Cluj- Napoca / RO
2010Unusual suspects, Ivan gallery, Bucharest / RO


2013 Artpress 400|
2013 Hotspot Cluj New Romanian Art
2012 Arta, nr.6-7
2008 Bazis, 2
2008 Modem, Under Natural Circumstances
2004 Figurama, 04


2004 VSTUP, 2 Place, Drawing, Prague

Dan Maciuca


2022, charocoal on paper, 138 x 149 cm

Dan Maciuca

composition with cliffs

2022, charocoal on paper

Dan Maciuca


2022, charocoal on paper

Dan Maciuca

fire walk with me

2022, charocoal and white pastel on paper, 133 x 97 cm

Dan Maciuca


2022, charocoal on paper, 101 x 98 cm

Dan Maciuca


2022, charocoal on paper, 98 x 63 cm

Dan Maciuca

small waves

2022, charocoal on paper, 150 x 130 cm

Dan Maciuca

snow melting

2022, charocoal on paper, 79 x 50 cm

Dan Maciuca

true will never be the same again

2022, charocoal on paper, 202 x 150 cm