" The brave lion and the coward crocodile "
Oil painting price - $ 750,000       (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,500
oils on canvas ~ 30 x 30 inch      (  76 x 76 cm  )
Alex Sandulescu came up with the idea for this painting while reading a book. In the book the author said that the lion is a symbol of bravery because he always attacks straight on, while the crocodile is a coward because he hides in the water until the very last moment. While reading it, the artist had a vision of a crocodile wearing an american maid's bonnet and a black lion. He took that vision and transformed it into a painting.
 
The characters and the theme are dramatized with the help of the chiaroscuro effect and the elongated perspective. The interior is inspired from the traditional Romanian adobe peasant houses from the Carpathian mountains, that use different ornaments along the window frames, and also wooden floors. The artist integrated an hourglass in the painting in order to draw the attention upon time and how important it is to us.
All oil paintings. For big images and explanations scroll down.
Price range:       $ 5000   to   $ 2.000.000

 

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Any Săndulescu painting stands out through its theme, attention to details, an impeccable line, and uniqueness.
All paintings exhibited here can be done in larger or smaller sizes.
The surface of each canvas is smooth like wood for fine details. The canvas is treated with several gesso layers and oil ground layers. Just this process alone takes 1 week, since the layers need time to dry. This treatment of the canvas was used by old masters classical painters, and all Sandulescu paintings have it.
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" Iepuraşul comunist  🇷🇴  The communist bunny "
Oil painting price - $ 120,000     (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,000
oils on canvas ~ 24 x 24 x 1.5       ( 61 x 61 cm )
Alex Sandulescu was born 2 months prior to the fall of the communist party in Romania in december 1989. After watching many interviews with Romanians talking about the sufferings during those times, many of them ending up in jail because they were not allowed to talk against the communist party, the artist decided to capture this tragic era, in an oil painting called "The communist rabbit".
The colors used in the painting are a little bit blue-ish exactly like in the movies from that period.

The rabbit is a symbol for the communist party while the lady is a symbol for the society. The woman is dragging her skirt up because she is tempted by the "communist idea", like the society was in the beginning. The communists promised it would be the best social system ever and people believed it, but after a while things changed. People got "burned".
The seriousness of the problem depicted in the painting hides under the modern, "sexy air" of it.
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" The woman, the child, the ring and the test "
Oil painting price - $ 100,000     (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,000
oils on canvas ~ 22 x 28 x 1.5 inch           ( 56 x 71 cm )
This painting is a representation of a dream the artist had.  The child at the top of the rock, is trying to put a ring into the clouds. The same ring drops into the water and the woman dives to get it. The island sits somewhere in the middle of the ocean. In the background there is a school which looks like a temple, floating platforms that look like books and pupils. it.
" Taurul  🇷🇴  The bull  "
Oil painting price - $ 150,000      (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,500
oils on canvas ~ 30 x 30 inch        ( 76 x 76 cm )
This painting is a tribute to human persistence, which helped us achieve everything. Alex Sandulescu came up with the idea for this painting after reading the book: "The Greatest Salesman In the World" written by Og Mandino.
Because Jesus sacrificed his life for what he believed in, giving us the ultimate lesson of persistence, the image of him carrying his cross is also present in the painting. The painting also contains stairs which to the artist, is a symbol of human evolution.

Lines taken from the book:
"In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed."
" Floarea mamei   🇷🇴   Mother's flower "
Oil painting price -  $ 10,000      (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,000
oils on canvas ~ 24 x 24 x 1.5       ( 61 x 61 cm )
A mechanical Gerbera. All the great artists painted flowers but they all look the same. The artist did his painting different than any other flower paintings out there. He added a modern touch by putting a mechanical watch system inside the flower. The colors are meant to relax. Long time ago the artist did a drawing of this Gerbera and several years later, at the request of his mother he did a painting based on that same drawing.
" Jokero Jonglero " 
Oil painting price - $ 500,000        (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,500
oils on canvas ~ 30 x 24 inch       (  76 x 61 cm  )
Alex Sandulescu came up with the idea for this painting while having several issues with his immigration process and all the hardness that comes while immigrating to a different country. He stopped worrying and adopted a state of indifference and understood the importance of not trying to control life and "letting go".

Jokero Jonglero is a symbol of each person. Every human has its own life and all of us have to juggle with issues but it doesn't make sense to get mentally entangled in them. The framing of the whole painting with the long pillars takes our mind to the background painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in the "Isleworth Mona Lisa" painting. Other influences include the desert in the background, which reminds us of Salvador Dali's distant landscapes.
" Katabasis "
Oil painting price - $ 2,000,000       (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 7,000
oils on canvas ~ 36 x 72 inch        (  91 x 183 cm  )
Katabasis is one of the most complex themes aproached by the artist. Katabasis comes from the Ancient Greek: κατάβασις and it is a descent of some type, such as a military retreat, or a trip to the underworld. The artist came up with the idea for this painting after reading the book: “Iron John: A Book About Men” by American poet Robert Bly.
The trip to the underworld is a mytheme of comparative mythology found in a diverse number of religions from around the world. The hero journeys to the underworld or to the land of the dead and returns, often with a quest-object or a loved one, or with heightened knowledge. The ability to enter the realm of the dead while still alive, and to return, is a proof of the classical hero's exceptional status as more than mortal.
The artist sees his immigration from Romania to US as his own Katabasis governed by a lot of struggle, but a needed process  for a better and stronger self. The artist wouldn't have been able to come up with the idea of this painting if he didn't leave his country and know the torment behind it. The painting contains dozens of symbols from the life of the artist and more. Please contact him for more info.
" Hora "
Oil painting price - $ 110,000      (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,000
oils on canvas ~ 24 x 36 inch      ( 61cm  x  91 cm )
While he was away from his country, immigrating from Romania to America, Alex Sandulescu felt a big love and a tremendous attachment to his homeland . In exile he truly understood the importance of his country's traditions and how much he loved Romania. Pushed by this homesickness the artist wanted to represent the whole Romanian spirit in one painting.

While wandering the streets of Los Angeles he saw a statue with three women dancing in a circle, exactly like in the traditional Romanian dance called "Hora" . He realized in that moment that "Hora" dance is probably the most Romanian thing and decided to capture its spirit into an oil painting.

Hora is a dance, where people lock arms to each other and spin. The beauty of this dance lies in its simplicity, in its circular motion and speed that can always go faster. To the artist this is more than just a dance, it is an unbreakable union between people, something simple and fun that makes us stronger while we are together. If we imagine several people dancing in a circle at high speed, we can no longer see the persons but only the circular shape produced by their spinning bodies.
" FLESH "
Oil painting price - $ 350,000        (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,500
oils on canvas ~ 40 x 30 x 1.5 inch       ( 76 x 102 cm )
This painting celebrates the beauty of the woman's body, the fleshy, beautiful round shapes. The painting also has a few hidden symbols. The purpose of the painting is to ignite a sexual desire towards the body of the woman, but also to give a positive energy trough it's pinky blueish colors.
" Bear and Horse "
Oil painting price - $ 800,000      (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,500
oils on canvas ~ 36 x 36 inch        (  91 x 91 cm  )
"Bear and Horse" is an exact representation of a dream the artist had. Two bears, a vicious gargantuan bear and a smaller one , attack a group of people going up a mountain. The mountain is seen as a symbol of human evolution. A large horse protects the people from the bears. Several traditional Romanian dancers called "caluşari" create a barrier to protect the people through their dance and noise. In Romanian traditions the dancers have the exact purpose, to protect the community from evil spirits. In the dream the large bear falls in the left meadow and the way towards the mountain is cleared.

The dream can have several interpretations where the Bear is just a big obstacle in life, but it can also be our inner self that we have to control in order to evolve.This painting is not yet completed. A lot of the white area will be covered with several brown layers of oil paint.
" Oierul   🇷🇴  The shepherd  "
Oil painting price - $ 30,000     (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas:  $ 1,000
oils on canvas ~ 24 x 24 x 1.5 inch       ( 61 x 61 cm )
While he was away from his country, immigrating from Romania to America, Alex Sandulescu felt a big love and a tremendous attachment to his homeland . In exile he truly understood the importance of his country's traditions and how much he loved Romania. Inspired by life and traditions from Romania the artist painted a shepherd, a theme also approach by the great Romanian pan flute musician, Gheorghe Zamfir, in his song "the lonely shepherd".
" Cocoşul   🇷🇴   The Rooster "
Oil painting price - $ 5,000       (  just 1 in stock - a limited amount will be made )
print on canvas: $ 1,000
oils on canvas ~ 24 x 24 x 1.5       ( 61 x 61 cm )
Inspired by Romanian artist Constantin Brancusi , Alex Sandulescu decided to approach "the rooster" theme in a series of paintings depicting this beautiful animal. The Rooster is a symbol of the people who take action. A symbol of courage, good luck, strength and dominance. 
Alex Săndulescu tries to create some of the most unique paintings that have ever been created.
All paintings can be done in larger or smaller sizes. We recommend big bold paintings that give life to the space.

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