Marius Bercea lives and works in Cluj Napoca and Los Angeles. He is best described as being the strongest colourist of his generation. He finds his subject matter in the clash of aesthetics within the urban environment, an interest stemming from the shift he witnessed as Romania transitioned from Communism into a free market economy. While socio-political references clearly influence Bercea’s practice, the artist presents himself as an emotional observer of the effects of the consumerist phenomenon. Bercea broadened his focus onto the convergence of ideologies the world over, reflecting these surreal situations through studies of architecture and topography together with a recent attention to portraiture, specifically focusing on the generation of Romanians born around 1989.