Bio

Marius Budu is a visual artist working with photography and the human figure. He is currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

His stunning way of expressing the essence of the human condition has captured tens of thousands of art lovers worldwide. This has ensured him exhibitions at galleries and museums in countries like The United States, Canada, France, China, Romania, Sweden and Denmark.

Marius Budu’s photographs are strong and focused, with few details supporting the clear impression of one thought or emotion. Through his unique use of light and shading, the pieces create structure and emphasize the sparse, yet vivid colors. The photographs are driven by his fascination with the human body as a raw material for art: sculptured, twisted and focused on the minute details, revealing its inherent individuality. The photography plays with the viewer’s expectations of composition and motif – often portraying only ambiguous parts of the body, letting the viewer wonder or simply absorb.

Marius Budu delineates the human experience as a whole – uniting the photography’s embodied honesty with visual echoes of a mind’s streaming notions.

TEXT BY: GHAZALEH COMMUNICATION
PHOTO BY: DAN COMANICIU

Artist Statement

For me, the human body is the only medium with truly limitless potential for expression. I am constantly amazed by the incredible range of emotion and beauty that it is capable of depicting. Each person “speaks” in different ways with their body and that inherent ability and the stories being told is what I am interested in capturing.

The decisive moment is such a thrill; it is the moment of creation. The instant when the state of flow briefly pauses allowing us to reach into the ether and freeze a memory of the sublime.

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Phantasmagoria – Rhizom gallery – Copenhagen, Denmark

2016
Elysian Fields – Top Danmark – Copenhagen, Denmark
Celestial Bodies – Alka! – Copenhagen, Denmark
Selected Pieces – DTU – Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

2015
Selected Pieces – Private Salon – Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
Elysian Fields – Copenhagen Photo Festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Celestial Bodies – Karens Minde Kulturhus – Copenhagen, Denmark
Elysian Fields – Private Salon – Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
Elysian Fields/Celestial Bodies – Krebsen Gallery – Copenhagen, Denmark
Twisted Flesh – Timisoara Fine Arts Museum – Timisoara, Romania
Selected Pieces – Private Salon – Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
While They Sleep – Private Salon – Copenhagen, Denmark

2007
Angels & Demons – Galerie Cobra – Copenhagen, Denmark

2006
Flood (A light and form experience) – Art Square Gallery – Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibitions

(selected)

2018
Aqua Art Miami – Aqua Hotel – Miami, United States

2017
Group show – Art Square Gallery – Toronto, Canada

2016
Photo Beijing – The China Millennium Monument – Beijing, China
Bucharest Photo Fest – The National Theater – Bucharest, Romania
The European Festival of Nude Photography – Espace Van Gogh – Arles, France
Carrières de Lumières – Art Projections Exhibition – Les Baux-de-Provence, France

2012
SAFO Photo Salon – Bucharest, Romania
24 Hour Museum – DAU, Brasov – Brasov, Romania

2011
11th Malmö International Exhibition of Photographic Art 2011 – Malmö, Sweden
• SAFO Photo Salon – Bucharest, Romania

2010
Damned III – Tangent Gallery – Detroit, United States

2009
Galore ‘09 – Valby Cultural Center – Copenhagen, DK

Publications

2018
• Phantasmagoria (Softcover book)

2012
• Selected Pieces (Softcover book)

2012
Twisted Flesh – Exhibition Edition (Softcover)

2010
Twisted Flesh (Hardcover book)

2008
While They Sleep (Hardcover book)

Press

(selected print and online publications)

2018
• Lens Culture – ’Phantasmagoria’

2017
• Solis Magazine – ’Midnight’
• Design Indaba – ’Fluid & Form’

2016
• The Opera Magazine – ’Divergent’
• FStop Magazine – Interview & showcase
• Bizzarre Magazine – Interview & showcase

2015
• Beautiful Decay – ‘Flesh Structures’
• Arts Beijing – Artist showcase
• Artworker Magazine – Interview & ‘Chimera’ showcase
• Beautiful Bizzare – ’Flesh Structures’
• Monovisions Magazine – ‘Lament’
• C41 Magazine – Artist showcase
• Art Sheep – ‘Flesh Structures’

2014
• Nuart Revue – Summer Issue cover story
• Adobe Photography Served – ‘Divergent’
• Something We Like – Interview & showcase

2013
• Dark Beauty Magazine – ‘Midnight’
• Adobe Photography Served – ‘Unspoken’
• Adobe Photography Served – ‘Darkness Rising’
• Pantone Canvas Gallery – ‘Unspoken’
• Bloody Loud – ‘Darkness Rising’
• Ego Alter Ego – ‘Darkness Rising’

2012
• Photography News – ‘Twisted Flesh’
• New York Institute of Photography – ‘Twisted Flesh’
• PHOTO Magazine – ‘Twisted Flesh’
• VICE Magazine – Interview & ‘Twisted Flesh’ showcase
• Modernism – ‘Twisted Flesh’
• Bloody Loud – ‘Twisted Flesh’

2011
• A Normal Mag – Interview & showcase
• This is so Contemporary – Interview & ‘Twisted Flesh’ showcase
• Ego Alter Ego – Interview & showcase
• Terra Nova – Interview & showcase

2009
• DR1 – Interview & showcase

2006
• The Toronto Star – Interview & showcase
• Toronto Sun – ‘Flood’ exhibition article & showcase
• Metro – ‘Flood’ exhibition article & showcase

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