Alexander Tinei

(1967, Caushani, Moldova)
Lives and works in Budapest

Chisinau Repin State Collage of fine arts, Moldova
About the Artist
Alexander Tinei is a Moldovan artist, who has worked and lived in Hungary for more than a decade now. The starting point for all of his works is some photo found in the media. After that he places his chosen characters into a new context, making their bodies unique via vein-like, colorful, stigmatic signs. The details painted with almost anatomical precision are contrasted with often roughly made, abstract surfaces. Besides his emblematic oil paintings, he also creates collages, acrylic and aquarelle paintings, graphite works and installations, but besides the canvas he primarily works on paper, and recently he started repainting photographs. The main focus of his art is the relationship between time and the human body; the surroundings and objects rarely play a significant role. On the other hand, time is presented in its permanence, as the bodies removed from their original context, the photos and images, always appear in some kind of a strange, gloomy, dream-like, timeless space.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Partly sunny, mostly cloudy, Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Ando Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Roots, DCS Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Shown by the Roadside, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Ortisei, Italy

Solo, Ando Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Soul on fire, Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

The soul once we loaded (with Johan Tahon), Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Blue Bird, Ando Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Solo, Gallery Dukan, Paris, France

Why do not you say hello ever again?, Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Magyarország

TINEI – SZÜCS, Hussenot Gallery, Paris, (with Attila Szűcs), France
Strange Light, Tajan, Paris (with Attila Szűcs), France
New works, Frissiras Museum, Athen, Greece

Portraits of ambiguity, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, USA
Studiovisit (with Bazil Dusilkovic), Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

All about me, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, USA

I collect all my tears,  Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

No distraction,  Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Where have you been?, Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Lost in the Forest, Kultur Kontakt, ArtPoint Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Free Post Cards, K.Petrys Ház Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Spring Fields, Martino Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian Parliament and Lathe, Aorta Gallery, Chisinau, Moldova
Selected Group Exhibitions
Darkness - Best of, Selected Artists, Berlin, Germany

Arcana, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
High Five! 5 Years, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Ortisei, Italy
Floral Centerpiece, Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Just beneath reality, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

Skin, DSC Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Me, Myself and I. The Portrait In Contemporary European Art, Galerie Artdocks, Bremen, Germany
Trauma-Distress-Ecstasy-Emptiness-Formulas of Pathos 1900-2018, Zapadoceska Galerie (zpc-galerie), Plzen, Czech Republic
Preparing for Darkness, Vol. 2: Breaking God's Heart, Galerie Selected Artists at Külhaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Preparing for Darkness, Vol. 1, Galerie Selected Artists at Külhaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany

YIA #11, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
Disruptive Imagination, Művészetmalom, Szentendre, Hungary
Behold the man, Kunstmusezm Magdeburg, Germany

Metania (with Johan Tahon), Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, Germany

Violent Unknown Event, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France
The fantasy of representation, Beers Contemporary, London, U.K.
Gute Kunst? Wollen!, Auf AEG, Nurnberg, Germany
The Nude in the XX&XXI Century, S2, London, U.K.

S2 Gallery, London, U.K.
On Paper, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

On Paper, Eigen+Art, Berlin, Germany
Group Exhibition, Eigen+Art, Leipzig, Germany
Portrait, Galerie Dukan, Paris, France

Twilight, Modem, Debrecen, Hungary

After the fall, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, USA
Prague Biennal, Prague, Czech Republic
Human, Gallery Specta, Copenhagen, Denmark
Spinart , Ana Cristea Gallery,  Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
East Ex East , Brand new Gallery, Milan, Itay

After the Fall, HVCCA, New York, USA
Strichtly painting, Voges Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
Revolutionary Decadence, Kiscell Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Prague Biennal, Prague, Czech Repiblic
Show Me a Hero, Calvert 22, London, U.K.

The new force of painting, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece

Eclectic affinities among  European artists, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece
Visual Immortality , Projektraum M54, Basel, Switzerland

Art is Always Somewhere Else, Bucharest, Romania
Fresh Ground, Thanassis Frissiras Gallery, Athens, Greece
2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Shumen, Bulgaria

Documenta, Regensburg, Germany

The Last European Show, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Aorta in Amisetae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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