Faking Perfection

 “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

George Orwell, 1984

 The exhibition Faking Perfection is Andrei Tudoran's second solo show at AnnArt gallery in Bucharest.

Almost exclusively a figurative painter, this time, the artist pursues an exhibition configuration that combines different practices, approaches and artistic mediums.

Including painting, drawing and installation, his approach imagines an elliptical path that challenges the profound structural transformations of social and cultural reference systems, focusing on the reconfiguration of the construct-principles of globalization and its effects.

 Beginning with the concept that art cannot exist outside society, the artist experiments with a discourse saturated with image of narrative abundance, based on allegorical problem-images that function as a surrogate communication on various topics.

 The dislocation of forms of communication and consumption, the context of the pandemic and the global capitalism crisis, the distortions of democracy by monetizing users' personal data, formatting history and new identity policies outline a new conjuncture, a new sonority, a transition to new expressions of identity fabrication.

 The approach interrogates the processes of social, political and cultural disaggregation, towards areas of non-differentiation dependent on international neoliberalist thought patterns. This context facilitated by conditions of globalized production, by the relentless absorption of digital technologies, this abyss of personal preferences, of choice oversaturation, coagulates a new reality, divided, fragmentary, composed of individual bubbles, as constituent elements of alienation in the post-human, post-Christian, post-internet, post-truth era.

 Faking Perfection thus probes the reconfiguration of a dystopian world, the existence of a multipersonal discursive framework, the expression of a corpus of micronarratives, micro-truths, which rely on mutations of personal mythologies, of everyday ideologies, of the universal consumer suspended between terms and conditions, starting from to the dialectical relationship between art and the new society of control.