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Ghenie, who was born in 1977, is known for moody paintings, often portraits or interiors, that he bedecks with patches of brushy abstraction. Michaël Borremans and Luc Tuymans may come to mind as precedents when viewing his canvases.

The painter has been features solo shows at S.M.A.K. Ghent, the MCA Denver, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and been in included in quite a few international group shows. He’s represented by Pace, Tim Van Laere Gallery, and Galerie Judin, and is cofounder of Galeria Plan B, which has locations in Cluj and Berlin. He lives and works in Cluj and Berlin.