Cătălin Precup is a traditional artist, which means that he works in fine art mediums such as paint and pencil. Digital art is becoming popular as an artistic medium because of its cleanliness and the way in which artists can edit their paintings at any point during the creative process, but fine art paintings and drawings have a natural texture that appeals to the human eye. Although artists can mimic these textures in digital art software like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter, traditional art mediums have an originality that is hard to beat with computer art. Fine art mediums are often messy and very tactile. A paint brush or pencil allows an artist to convert their creativity directly into a physical artwork while digital artists have to work with a screen between them and their paintings.
Precup’s style is bold and clear, reminiscent of pop surrealist artists, yet with hints of original surrealism. There is a clarity of form in Precup’s art which he emphasizes by creating a delicate outline for the objects in his scenes. The subjects and objects portrayed by Precup in his surrealist art often seem to attempt to merge humanity and nature. In some art works, the human form has branches growing out of its flesh, as though the human body were a tree trunk. In a few of Precup’s surrealist paintings and drawings, part of the human body has been replaced with parts from a plant or animal. A theme that is becoming more and more popular in art of our time is the balance and connection between human beings and their natural surroundings. Some artists portray the destructive effect that man has had on nature, while other artists, like Cătălin Precup, prefer to explore the spiritual and emotional bond between humans and nature.
There is a sexual undercurrent in most of Cătălin Precup’s surrealist paintings and drawings. The feeling of intangibility that the artist wraps around his female nudes gives the viewer the impression that to the artist, a woman’s naked body is as mysterious and surreal as the paintings that he creates. Many of Cătălin Precup’s paintings contain artistic nudes, so this post is NSFW.