Costin Ionita

Born 1978 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania.

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Hydra

Polystyrene reinforced with metal structure, coated with black epoxy resin; 600 cm X 450 cm x 250 cm

This sculpture is inspired from one of Lenin’s statues placed in Bucharest during the communist period. The head is represented by seven roses. The rose is a powerful and political symbol from the communist time, when the same old politicians continued their work and ruled over the country. The artwork is a metaphor of the corrupt system in Romania.

Artist Statement

Art should be provocative, impressive, and monumental, made in such a way that even if you do not understand the message you should remember it.