Alexandru Crisan (b. Bucharest, Romania 1978) is a visual artist specialized in fine art photography. An architect by formal education, his professional career in photography began in 2011 and since then, he has focused on completing and promoting his eclectic art projects. All his long-term, open-ended photographic series – such as “MyRomania”, “Impossible Worlds”, “Lost Highway”, “Surreal Manipulations”, “Impossible Objects”, “Minimal White” or “Minimal Black” – are meditations on space and human perceptions. Since 2015 he has focused on developing new projects: “Erotoarchitecture”, “Alien Structures” and “Impossible Architectures”, projects unified by a compulsive surreal vision. The new open series started at the beginning of 2017, such as “Dreams”, “Asylum”, “Lust”, “Hypnosis” or “Fairytales”, are oriented towards a deep understanding of human anxieties, a personal vision interpreting distinguishable emotions, that clearly defines the boundaries of his personal style. Alexandru Crisan’s works are present in art galleries around the world and have been published in international peer-reviewed magazines. He has received several international awards and his fine art photography prints are held mostly in privately owned collections and galleries.
During the last years Alexandru Crisan’s works won over 100 photography awards from different major prestigious international competitions, including annual editions of: Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), International Photography Awards (IPA), Monochrome Photography Awards, Neutral Density Photography Awards (ND AWARDS), Epson International Pano Photography Awards (P AWARDS), Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), International Color Awards, Black and White Spider Photography Awards, Stark Photography Awards, Photographer’s Forum, so. >> for detailed list see the section AWARDS
“Alexandru Crisan is a very talented and award winning photographer who is able to translate his overwhelming imagination in the limitedness of the available dimensions of the two-dimensional media he is using. His proposed and thought realities are in fact, most of the time multidimensional surrealities, because of the variety of – sometimes rather hidden – layers which he is adding to his expressions. Crisan world is a diverse environment of emotions, despair, hope, doubt, fear, but always a poetic and an esthetic exercise too, even if a topic doesn’t give rise, at the first sight, to such a poetic interpretation. I highly appreciate his work, in fact in all its appearances, with a slight preference to these topics which are dealing with human sensitive and emotional states of mind. Crisan knows apparently how to perforate through the objective into the human soul, always with unexpected and surprising outcomes.” (Jos Letschert, 2018)
“Through my quest in art photography, there are but a few artists that I am constantly following their work. From “Impossible worlds” to “Architecture“, Alexandru’s diverse imagery and signature style is what made me study his images and find the hidden worlds behind them. Devoid of conventional interpretations, Alexandru’s works are a case study in art photography. (Theodore Kefalopoulos, 2018)
“For many years now I follow your travel in the surreal and beautiful world you create. It is always a pleasure to see your dreamy and full of emotion works, that certainly stands out from the millions of images overwhelming our everyday life. I expect with eagerness the creation of your personal online space, to fully enjoy your complete art projects.” (George Digalakis, 2018)
“First of all, I noticed Alexandru Crisan as an exceptional draftsman and painter with a unique style. Over time, I was also able to pursue his artistic variety in photography. Both in landscape photography, architectural photography as well as in studio portraits you notice his special view, always in brilliant execution. I’m looking forward to future works.” (Maria Frodl, 2018)
“To say that Alexandru Crisan is an outstanding photographer and visual artist means to say nothing at all. The fact that he, as a professional architect simply knows elements and rules of composition on a mathematical level, doesn’t surprise me either! What is the most fascinating and striking in his photography? In my opinion, those are – a deep philosophy, poetics, taste and extraordinary sense of humor which applied to every image he creates! His works are never casual. It is always properly worked out the concept and systematic approach to a realization. Independently on a subject, whether manipulations, landscape or cityscape, and architecture, there is never one and the same way to deliver an image. It is always a quest and exceptional ability of self-critique and careful choosing the next work he is going to present.” (Oleg Ferstein, on 1X, 2017)
“Alexandru Crisan (b. Bucharest, Romania 1978) is a visual artist specialized in fine art photography. He received his first film camera when he was 12 years old, and, a quarter of a century later, still has a soft spot for the black and white prints. An architect by formal education, his professional career in photography began in 2011 and since then, he has focused on completing and promoting his eclectic art projects. All his long-term, open-ended photographic series – such as “MyRomania” (2009-2015), “Impossible Worlds” (2010-2015), “Lost Highway” (2014-2015), “Surreal Manipulations” (2013-2015), “Impossible Objects” (2013-2014), “Minimal White” (2012-2014) or “Minimal Black” (2014-2015) – are meditations on space and human perceptions. His research on and within photography grasps a unique surreal vision on immateriality, while accentuating different stages of a hyperrealist understanding of reality. Since 2015 he has focused on developing new projects: “Erotoarchitecture“, “Alien Structures” and “Impossible Architectures“. All these projects are unified by a compulsive surreal vision. Complementary, he accentuates multiple imaginary versions of different worlds that accept contradictory interpretations. The “Impossible Architectures” project evokes mostly the architectural post-modern stance, trapped between sculptural volumes and light. The new open series started at the beginning of 2017, such as “Dreams“, “Asylum“, “Lust“, “Hypnosis” or “Fairytales“, are oriented towards a deep understanding of human anxieties, hopes or desires. Somewhere, beyond the envisioned world of dreams, his tormented, ugly or deformed characters hides a fantastic world of inner beauty revealed by the author through an extremely sensitive approach. The personal vision on interpreting easily distinguishable human emotions, clearly defines the boundaries of his personal style. Alexandru Crisan’s works are present in art galleries around the world and have been published in international peer-reviewed magazines. He has received several international awards and his fine art photography prints are held mostly in privately owned collections and galleries.” (CS Dinulesco, expo 2015,2017)