Born in Romania in 1957, Vasile Leondar had a difficult artistic
upbringing, working within the confines of a strict communist
regime. He gained a place at the O. Bancila Lyceum to study
art but after a short time decided to break away from the
confines of his somewhat oppressive academic training and
indulge his independent artistic instincts.
This turned out to be the right decision for Vasile, as his
unique artistic style had a chance to grow in its own way.
He avoided the norms of the day and did not join any existing
artistic group, preferring to concentrate on the development
of his distinctive semi-abstract Original Paintings inspired
by music and nature.
As Vasile himself says, drawing provides him with an outlet
through which to express his feelings, and he needs to draw
and paint in order to live his life to the full.
In 1992 Vasile lost patience with the bureaucracy and lack
of materials in his homeland and moved to Brussels. This step
made his life easier; finally able to set up his own studio
he began to make his name internationally, and has enjoyed
a number of successful exhibitions all over Europe and in
the United States.
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