Simon Cantemir Hausi, *1976 in Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania / lives and works in Cluj, Transylvania
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Cantemir Hausi’s mystical works nearly always involve nature. However, his tender, visionary depictions of animals and the landscape of his childhood are never sentimental. Instead, an atmosphere of uncertainty and unease pervades his paintings. There is a sense that Hausi’s subjects are being watched, perhaps surveyed; a feeling that continues to haunt the artist – maybe a result of witnessing during communist rule.