In our époque, when the artistic languages intertwine, the borders between genres are often dismissed. Among the contemporary artists are also included those that chose to establish the visual and conceptual connections between the most diverse techniques, genres and languages. One of them is the media artist and professor Alexandru Patatics, a renowned creator of instalment, video, performance and other contemporary art hybrid expressions, being a representative of the genre not only in Romania, especially in the west side, but also abroad. The basis of Patatics’ endeavour is certainly the experiment, but also the temptation of the possibilities of transmitting to the public a psycho-social message. As an artist of the fragmentary, of a dissolution philosophy, of the striking contrasts, Alexandru Patatics puts into dialogue the old and the new, the past and the present, in its communicative formulas that sometimes use space as three dimensional shapes.
Luiza Barcan (2014)