Marius Stan was born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, and has spent much of his adult life in Germany and Western Europe. In his travels he has been exposed to diverse cultures, peoples and surroundings, and through his experiences has acquired a sense for both the conventional and unconventional. This all reflects itself in his art.
“Not being afraid to depart from the mainstream has its advantages when I’m creating my art” is one philosophy which fuels the artist in the diversity of expression in his works, as tried-and-true artistic techniques find themselves alongside experimental whims often in the background, or even foreground, in his art. “The common element between my paintings is that they begin with a canvas, but after that they go in any number of directions depending on the creative energy flowing at the time, coupled with design ideas I start with, but then let evolve as the painting takes form. If you see what’s in the background as I start my paintings, it looks com