George Costea (born on the 27th of July, 1987, in Siliștea-Gumesti) is a contemporary Romanian painter, who lives and works in Norway. He attended the primary school in his city, then became the apprentice of a church painter from Sibiu, Gurau Ioan. At the age of 18, he arrived in Bucharest and attended Phoenix High School, also attending the painting courses of Bucharest Byzantine Art School.
He continued to paint in several Orthodox churches in Romania but he has been mostly attracted by the easel painting. He therefore changed his style, being influenced by the Renaissance paintings and made adaptations of the great masters. The meeting with the sculptor Panaite Chifu changed his perception and vision about art. The sculptor influenced George Costea to develop a higher interest in modern contemporary art style.
George Costea’s works have been widely exhibited in groups and solo exhibitions. He is now settled in Norway where he continues his career as a visual artist, painting on various subjects, from abstract landscapes, figurative-abstract compositions and human issues to suffering, that appears in his work slashed, in a raw action, controlling the real idea.
Oil and acrylic
Renaissance paintings, the Great Masters, sculptor Panaite Chifu