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Mihai Criste (1975-)


Mihai Criste was born in Deva in the Hunedoara region of Romania.
Between 1990-1994, he attended the Sigismund Toduta Music and Plastic Arts High School, graphics art section, in Deva.
In 2001 he graduated from the Visual Arts Academy, "Ioan Andreescu Graphic Arts Section" , Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
His first exhibition was in 1994, a presentation of his Diploma Work “Festina Lente”.
He had worked on illustrating a number of books, The Wizard of Oz 1999, About Clowns 2005.
He is fascinated by abstraction, mystery and surrealism, and was inspired by famous surrealists like Dali and Magritte.
Mihai Criste participated in many individual and collective exhibitions in Romania and internationally.