Signed and dated lower right, in red, "VM. Zamfirescu, 1993"
private collection, Switzerland
At first glance, Vladimir (Mirel) Zamfirescu might seem a religious painter par excellence, for the themes he approaches are inspired from the tradition of Christianity. Whilst the elongated figures that he depicts remind one of Renaissance paintings, his chromatic choices are congruent with Orthodox iconography. Yet the characters seem to hide a sorrow that goes beyond classic interpretations of religion. Zamfirescu’s art is imbued with a profoundly personal interpretation of tragedy, namely the tragedy of being human: “Everything that I have ever painted represents the limits of what I am”.