Norbert Filep

Norbert Filep, Untitled, 2018, pencil on paper, 102X72 cm

Norbert Filep is a Romanian contemporary artist who lives and works in Cluj-Napoca. In the past couple of years, his oeuvre went through different practices, mainly articulated by the use of the medium of drawing as a central mechanism for his conceptual approach to abstraction. He is engaged in discovering new possibilities in abstraction, by redefining different processes of generating information through accumulation and repetition. 

From his point of view, our society is lying at the most important point in history; a point where everything is getting more and more accelerated and immaterial, and such physical dimensions which constructed our past society are fading away… this is the main reason why I chose to exploit these fields (technical drawings, texts, books, etc.) because these are the fields that once had drawn our society, our houses, our cars, our everyday objects. 

Among his solo exhibitions are: Mapping the paper, Sector 1 Gallery, Bucharest, 2018; Simple things, Pilot Art Space, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca, 2018; One after another, Mie Lefever Gallery, Ghent, 2019; Art Rotterdam Fair, Rotterdam, 2020. His works have been included in several group exhibitions: The little thing that counts, MARRA/NOSCO Gallery, Brussels, 2022; Mirror, Mirror, CFHILL, Stockholm, 2021; Electric Crossroads, Bubble n Squeak, Brussels, 2021; After 12 Years, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, 2020; Out of blue, Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest, 2020; Mother Tongue, Sector 1 Gallery, Bucharest, 2019. His works are included in private and public collections such as The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, The Museum of Recent Art, Bucharest, The ING Collection, Bucharest.