Art Brokerage: Adrian Prisecaru Romanian Artist: b. 1945. Adrian Prisecaru, was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1945. He has been living and exhibiting his work in the United States since 1980. He is known for his colorful, oil impastos. Distinctive in his own right, Prisecaru has been compared to the stylistic influence of the famed master, Nicholas deStael or Giorgio Morandi. That kinship is demonstrated in their mutual love for radiant color, as well as their method of manipulating thick, juicy oil impastos to effect the compositions that hover between representational and abstract. Prisecaru’s compositions are boldly organized with a skillful, gestural deftness. He creates houses, trees and flowers in broad, bold clusters on captivating cubist planes, evoking nature in a sort of visual, mesmerizing shorthand. Bathed in a harmony of color, his paintings are a powerful expression combined with a beautiful delicacy rarely found in modern artists. His education began in Romania where he learned composition and drawing in the finest schools, but his color usage derived from his own intuition – he believes a gift of nature. Prisecaru’s talents were celebrated and recognized more recently at the New York Art Expo in March 2005, where he was awarded the coveted SOLO Artist of the Year by Art Business News magazine. This prize is bestowed upon the most promising independent artist in recognition for their outstanding artistic talent. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.