|"Selfportrait", Petre Şerban, acrylic on cardboard, 35x43cm, 1995|
I thought there are no more painters to evoke the countryside landscapes. Probably what we know as countryside is old fashion already. In a century of speed, of modern of any kind, hideous or horror, but called art, where painting can be done even through a remote or a click, Serban Petre focuses, almost obsessive, toward the ancestral Romanian values: the village, the peasants, their pure lives, the heroes of the Romanian people and everything symbolize history (through portraits and city views) in his own characteristic impression.
|"Artist childhood House from Comoara Village", Petre Şerban, acrylic on cardboard, 40x50cm, 2005|
|"Work on field", Petre Şerban, acrylic on canvas, 35x43cm, 2011|
|"Backwater from Comoara village", Petre Şerban, acrylic on cardboard, 35x43cm, 2010|
When did you start to paint?
I used to paint since I was very young. I am born at countryside, in Comoara village, Teleorman county. My teachers liked very much my paintings which encouraged me a lot. So, driven by destiny and my desire of learning and perfection, when I was 18 years old I left my village and came to Bucharest. Even so, the memories of my village, of that life remained in my mind and my soul. And they will remain forever.
|"Church from Comoara village", Petre Şerban, acrylic on cardboard, 35x43cm|
|"Threshing", Petre Şerban, acrylic on cardboard, 35x43cm|