Cornel Brudascu (b.1937) lives and works in Cluj. Cornel Brudaşcu studied at the Institute of Arts Ion Andreescu in Cluj, graduating in 1962. He is one of the few Romanian artists associated with pop art, and one of the mentors of the group of younger figurative painters known internationally as the Cluj School.
Selected exhibitions include: Collection display, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2021); HABITER L’INTIME, Fondation Thalie, Brussels (2019); Flesh and Bone, PS120, Berlin (2019); Ex-East, past and recent stories of the Romanian Avant-Garde, Espace Niemeyer, Paris (2019); Une saison roumaine au Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); Life – A User’s Manual, ArtEncounters Biennale 2nd edition, Timisoara (2017); Cornel Brudascu, Plan B, Berlin (2017); Parfum 79, VNH Gallery, Paris (2017); The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, London (2015); Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014); Salonul de vara, Plan B, Cluj (2012); East of Eden – Photorealism: Versions of Reality, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2011); Romanian Cultural Resolution, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig (2010); The Museum of Painting, The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest (2005).
His works are part of important public collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musee d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, National Museum of History, Bucharest.