The figurative sceneries in Sebastian Hosu’s paintings appear with vigorous brushstrokes, in gestural allusions to form and bold color compositions, resulting in depictions where the border between representational figuration and painterly abstraction remains almost indistinguishable. The dynamic compositions throw the viewer right into the heart of scenes of sporty action and leisure time activity, in which moving bodies seem to blend in with the surrounding landscapes. In depicting these vivid yet very ephemeral moments, Hosu’s paintings oscillate between painterly contouring and simultaneous dissolution of form. This way the ephemeral nature of the summoned scene is contrasted with the physical presence of the paint and painting itself, inviting the viewer to re-visit and reexperience a moment in time over and over again.
Sebastian Hosu (born 1988 in Satu Mare, Romania) grew up in Romania and studied painting and free art in Cluj-Napoca at the University of Fine Arts and Design and at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti in Turin (2008-2010). A master's degree in painting at the Académie Royale des Beaux-arts in Liege, BE, was followed by a postgraduate Meisterschüler degree at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. Hosu's works have already received much attention in Germany and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Museum der bildenden Künste in Leipzig in 2018 and at the Kunstverein Freunde aktueller Kunst in Zwickau in 2019, as well as solo exhibitions in galleries in Leipzig, Amsterdam, Bucharest and Hong Kong, among others. With paintings and drawings he is already represented in significant private and public collections. His work is presented and collected internationally.