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Octavian Florescu
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Canada
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Where do you call home? How long have you lived there?
My life is a "travel package," as I lived and worked in several countries. From Romania, I went to Hungary, from Hungary to Canada––on the East-coast (Montreal), then I lived a few years in the USA (Maryland), and now, for the past five years I’m back to Canada––on the west-coast, in Calgary, and looking forward to my future destination, which is yet to be determined. As I was most of the time on the road, my workspace was either in a corner of a room or a large studio. Right now, almost all my house is a studio; I move my setting around the house searching for the perfect spot of light and inspiration. Finally, my home is the place where I setup my studio.


When did you start to make art?
I can’t point to a specific moment; I think that the biggest decision and the moment of switching my life towards art was when I interrupted my university studies in engineering and I dedicated myself entirely to the artistic career. It was the idea of freedom of expression that made me take the decision to become an artist. The “work of art” is a process in the development defining an “artist”, with no clear boundaries, and I can’t point to and exact moment in time when I crossed towards that level.


How did you evolve into an artist?
During my early twenties I started to study about Parapsychology-related phenomena, about the invisible part of us, about the power of being a Human. This has had the most powerful influence in my art. It’s about the power of love; it’s about the power of balance. All my work is a struggle to discover the essence of life, to find the link between the human reality and the spiritual one in order to distinguish the light at the end of the tunnel. Enlightenment is what motivates and guides me. The unknown, the energy and the struggle to discover the essence of life, the movement and the metamorphosis are the basic elements of my work. Each painting is a story, a rhapsody, a vision into spirituality. I am trying to suggest only the idea of departure in meditation toward perfection, without creating the image of an absolute world.


What drove you to make art as a professional activity? What does being an artists mean to you?
I was driven mainly by the freedom of expression and the need to communicate my research and perception about life and the human existence. To be an artist it’s not a “work” per se, it’s everything, it’s a lifestyle; it’s a hobby, work, and way of existence. After more than 30 years in visual art and after I passed the stages of apprentice and painter, I like to think of myself as being an Artist:
He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart, is An Artist"
St. Francis of Assisi

Can you sum up your art style?
For me, the visual form of expression in art is the surrealism, the philosophical way of representation of the spiritual existence. The painting is an image witch is at the same time real and unreal; an art that has a dream-like vibration, not necessarily based on reality. I am using a lot of symbols in my art, although not always. I am not trying to create poetry, but an idea of liberation to go back to the “beginning of all beginnings.” Everything is about the transition from conscious to subconscious levels. I use elements of music, dance, and nature to express harmony, movement, and transition; and always very vibrant and strong colors to express and give energy and power.


Where do you look for inspiration? Music, other artists?
Light---Enlightenment--- Transition
I meditate. I search for an idea which was just a flash in the dark; I catch that idea and then create a psychological outline; an immaterial, mind-only, visual expression. Then I try the best I can with all my technical knowledge to transpose this idea into our material world as a visual image, as a vibration of a different dimension.

The second step is the most difficult and sometimes it took me years of struggles to finish it. I have several “flashes” in development but some of them are very old now, and I don’t know if I will ever be able to touch the level of Enlightenment needed for them.

I consider “Inspiration” as a relative term, a “supra-definition” of just a normal connection with a “different dimension.” In some people, this form of connection is stronger, but usually it is there in all of us without any magic. I believe all my “flashes” (of inspiration) are just a kind of “vibration” that I am receiving from a hyperexistence in which we are fully integrated. We have the Universe inside of us; we are the Universe; we just need to allow ourselves to receive, interpret, and recognize these “flashes” and give ourselves the time to reflect on them….


Do you have a favorite piece, or is there a memorable experience you can comment on while creating one of your pieces?
There are a lot of pieces that I love, but one particularly carries me into “light”, and this is “The music dimension”. When I created that painting I was there, I was inside of the image, I was interacting with this spiritual dimension, I was “dreaming” with my eyes open in a different level of consciousness.


Do you admire any specific other artists or authors or philosophers?
Everything what relates to human consciousness, to “enlightenment”, is part of my daily philosophy; hence, I have a lot of admiration toward these kinds of ideas and those who promote them.
One of my favorite authors is Carlos Castaneda and my favorite artist is the Creation itself with nature as the absolute image; it represents the perfection in a continuous movement.

What are your goals for the future?
Goals… I am the spectator watching myself acting and paying attention to the upcoming events from the balance of life. I just want to continue painting and conveying my ideas to those who want to pay attention.


If there is one thing you would like people to know who are not yet familiar with your work, what would it be?
Look beyond the image; free yourself if you want to understand my art work. The bridge of communication it’s inside you.

Current Residence: Canada
Interests
The unknown, the energy, and the struggle to discover the essence of life the movement and the metamorphosis are the basic elements of my work.
-----The search for the Human essence, for the link between the human reality and the spiritual one are the leading ideas in my work.
-----The elements that I am using are almost real; the characters are fluid and in motion; they are spiritual, radiating an energy on the point of merging with the Universe.
-----Each work is a story, a rhapsody, a vision into spirituality. I am trying to suggest only the idea of departure in meditation toward perfection, without creating the image of an absolute world.
-----The suppleness of the human symbols, the movement, the soaring toward the infinite try to introduce the spectator into a system of perfection.
-----All of my work is a real introspection of life.

"He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands, and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart, is An Artist"

St. Francis of Assisi

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Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Happy Birthday Flower baskets by KmyGraphic
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gala2025 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
On this day birthday, I wish that you spend an fun day with big surprises everyone you love, that all the year is to find everything you aspire in your life. Receives years so many hugs as you do.  Stefan's Rose 3 in 1 Hearts -Free To Use :bademoticon: pokemon gif Misdreavus Free Balloon Boy Icon Lovey-dovey Fella (Love) Licky fella (Love) :bademoticon: Frozen Fever - Olaf Eating Cake 


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jennystokes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday Octavian.
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gala2025 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Have a great day, with all of the you want and you a fun party with many gifts, even the best gift is to have good years and salut. Best Regards 
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Abstract-scientist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is brilliant! :)
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WindSwirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :hug:
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
La multi ani! Sa ai  sanatate sa te poti bucura de succesul muncii tale! Craciun fericit!!
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gloriagypsy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Birth day blessings for you :meditation:
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lilittu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday!:D
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Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party:
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
La multi ani:iconwineplz:
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

I came by to tell you that you have been featured... if you can call it that in my journal called "Shines of Adonis" reminiscence from "Tears of Adonis" News Article.

Here it is: [link]
I hope you like the feature and have a nice day :iconpinklilyplz:
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catherineboulogne Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hello!
I put one of your painting in "favourites" but I wanted to tell you I like very much your work .
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Happy Birthday! :)
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gloriagypsy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Have a wonderful birthday!
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PastaVodkaTomatoes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!!
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WindSwirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :heart:
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Happy happy birthday! health and happiness!:iconwineplz:
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Samuel-Hardidge Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow amazing gallery. +watch. You really deserve a lot more attention
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Dreamydeb Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   General Artist
You probably get this a lot, but I have to say this, you're one of the most incredibly talented artists I have ever come across! :iconbigheartplz: I must watch you! :wow:
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your work is absolutely amazing. I don't think I can favorite as many as I would like. It would take all my favorite space!
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alexvan64 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
VERY NICE WORKS... and INTERESTING...!!! :clap:
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Kumoi-Knights Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student General Artist
your work is very inspiring!
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Camarlengo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Please don't stop doing what you're doing.
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