Dreamworld is a branch of my art that searches the abstract subconscious for meaning while giving birth to a new visual language.

Daughter of Lycaon

In Greek Mythology, Lycaon was the king of Arcadia. He had 50 sons and 3 daughters. Zeus tried to seduce one of his daughters, Callisto because of her legendary beauty. In retaliation, Lycaon tried to “test” Zeus’ immortality by mixing human meat into his food in order to try to make him mortal and murder…

Phantasmagoria

During our dreams, how do we know we are actually dreaming? It is only when we awake that we realize we were dreaming. Phantasmagoria is a project analyzing the relationship between the dreamer, dreams and the way we bridge our conscious and unconscious awareness of the self. It asks questions about our role in dreams…

Lament

An exploration of sorrow, depression and loneliness   Mourning people I used to be I lay here enveloped by sorrow. Nostalgia begins to rot as the numbness of decaying memories takes hold. Not having the strength to weep, I press on one breath at a time to see what may lie beyond the walls ahead…

Divergent

There is a constant war raging inside each one of us. We are torn between our thoughts, needs and desires and the external pressure that always pushes us to conform to certain norms that are meant to make us complacent members of society. But inside our minds, bodies and souls we are constantly diverging, constantly seeking new…

Multidimensional

We are multi-faceted beings burning through the fabric of space and time like comets birthed from life’s cradle heading towards certain demise.   Muse: Rie Vasehus Fine Art Prints The images in this series are available as limited edition fine art prints. For more information, please visit the Prints page or contact us via email: prints@mariusbudu.com

Chimera

In dreams, the mind crafts a new reality. A truly unique experience ready to be molded by our memories, hopes, fears, desires and fantasies. This project re-creates a dream sequence I had. One night, a phantasm appeared in my dream and began communicating through movement. Despite being aware of everything it was trying to convey…