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Octavian Florescu, 1957

Octavian Florescu was born in 1957 in the Southern Romanian town of Craiova. In 1978 he interrupted his university studies in engineering to become a full-time artist painter.
For five years he studied church painting and restoration which gave him 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 all his work.
In 1989, while in Hungary, he completely dedicated himself to surrealism that allows him to best express his ideas.
Over the past 21 years his paintings have been seen in Austria, Canada, France, Hungary, Mexico, Romania, and the USA.