His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, has inaugurated a contemporary visual arts exhibition by Romanian visual artist Bogdan Lascar at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, on Sunday evening, April 3, 2011. The exhibition is organized by the Romanian Consulate in Dubai and showcases 31 huge artworks by Lascar; including paintings and mural sculptures that are a mixture of Abstract Art, Expressionism, and Graffiti Art (also known as Street Art). The artworks reflect Lascar's view of modern cities; which he sees as terrifyingly chaotic. In his artwork, Lascar translates the absurd reality of urban life, where advanced technology has dominated the map of the city, and where the geographical and architectural features and identity of the city have been blurred. The artist combines graffiti lines; which form a kind of maze or an electric circuit board, and sharp overlapping colors, to generally reflect the mayhem of urban reality; a reality that carries a great deal of violence, hatred and anger.
Lascar also showcased a number of unusual mural sculptures made from Plexiglas; each within an independent space but forming all together a panorama of the journey of Man entitled "A Painting of Old Worn-out Carved Wood".
It is worth mentioning that Lascar graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest in 1998. He has held 8 personal exhibitions in Romania, and was awarded the UNESCO Gold Medal by the UNESCO Club in Athens, Greece in 2005. Lascar had organized his first personal exhibition at the Conference Hall of the Romanian Parliament in 1999; where he showcased 130 paintings.