TATOMIR PITARIU has deep roots in dark art. Born and raised in a town at the edge of Transylvanian black forests, Tatomir found his terrifying inspiration all around him. His life among the fantastic creatures and heavy shadows that inhabit that legendary land form the basis of his works.
Being now a resident of Los Angeles, brought also an element of this city into his creations. Despite his sometimes bleak and disturbing imagery, Tatomir’s work can also have a radiant dark joy to it.
While drawing has been his medium of choice for the past few decades, he only entered the world of painting in 2008, which is surprising when you look at the depth and beauty of his oil works, with his first oil painting: “St. SYLVAN” for the “Forgotten Saints” Group Show at The Congregation Gallery—HOLLYWOOD. Ever since, he frequently shows at galleries around Los Angeles (The Congregation, Hyaena, The Hive, Last Amounts, The Dark Art Emporium, Copro, etc) as well as other around United States ( Black Vulture, Opiate, Revolution Gallery, La Bodega Gallery, etc). Tatomir’s work can be found in private collections and exhibits around the world.
In December 2010 Tatomir premiered his first solo event at the Hyaena Gallery in Burbank, entitled “TRANSILVANICON”—telling stories about magic creatures and ancient rituals of his roots, and almost one year later, in October 2011 a second solo show entitled “HELEMENTS” — a combination between greek mythology and alchemy, has followed a The Congregation Gallery .
Currently he is part of several local and international group shows and prepares for his next solo project that has yet to be revealed.