SEA Foundation in cooperation with Roadburn Festival are proud to announce “Departures: The Black Ink Works Of Costin Chioreanu,” an exclusive Costin Chioreanu exhibition at Project Space Tilburg – Gust van Dijk in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Poster art, visuals and backdrop logo projections have always been an integral part of the Roadburn Festival. All of the artwork is part of the festival’s signature aesthetic.
A new tradition was born in 2011 when Roadburn Festival and SEA Foundation (Project Space Tilburg – Gust van Dijk) joined forces to exhibit Ester Segarra’s music photography. In 2012, the space hosted Voivod drummer and festival co-curator Michel Langevin’s “Worlds Away” exhibition. In 2013, Baroness’ John Dyer Baizley made his European debut as a visual artist at our request.
For 2014, Costin Chioreanu, who has returned for the second year in a row to create the official artwork for the Roadburn Festival, has been invited to share a selection of his black ink art from various moments in his career so far.
Costin Chioreanu has been creating album artwork for over a decade. He started out illustrating his band’s demos, but would soon be influenced by circumstances in post-Communist Romania, too. In the mid-1990s, metal fans in Bucharest were lucky to find bootleg cassettes with badly photocopied covers. Undeterred, Costin simply made his own using Heavy Metal Magazine, the country’s sole heavy music publication, as a reference.
Today, he has emerged as one of the most talented artists in the realm of avant-metal and dark psychedelica, producing work for the likes of Darkthrone, Ulver, Triptykon, At The Gates, Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass, and Opeth among others. Whether the images he conjures are disturbing, provocative or enchanting, they consistently show great finesse, sensitivity and depth.
The exhibition will be held from April 10 – May 17 (opening Thursday April 10 from 16-17hrs / 4-5pm CET) at Project Space Tilburg – Gust van Dijk , Tivolistraat 22, 5017 HP Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Tickets for the traditional Afterburner event on Sunday, April 13th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands are still available. Get in on the action HERE!