Stefan Bertalan Stefan Bertalan

The Estate of Stefan Bertalan

Born 1930 in Răcăştie, Romania. Died 2014 in Timişoara, Romania.
Exhibition view: Stefan Bertalan: Egotronics, Johnen Galerie, Berlin (2015). Photo © Jens Ziehe


Initially a driving force of the Romanian neo-constructivist avant-garde, Stefan Bertalan’s research into cybernetics and system theory informed his search for overarching patterns and systems in natural forms. Close observation of organic processes and systematic studies of shapes found in organic, vegetal, and mineral forms eventually led to the artist’s development of an interconnected cosmology of all things.

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