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Octavian Florescu, 1957



I was born in the Southern Romanian town of Craiova. In 1979, I interrupted my university studies in engineering to become a full-time painter. For five years I studied church painting and restoration that gave me the opportunity to learn and master all painting techniques from the ancient fresco to the contemporary oil and acrylic. The influence of the Byzantine style is noticeable in the suppleness of the personages. Since 1989, while in Hungary, I completely dedicated myself to surrealism. Moving to Canada meant real international recognition. I won various national and international awards and have been shown and celebrated in several art galleries. The prizes include first place at the "International Salon of Art" in Montreal, and at the national HMV "Music in Visual Art", Canada. My paintings have been featured in galleries and exhibitions in Romania, Hungary, Canada, the United States, Austria, France and Mexico.