SADDO is a Romanian artist, illustrator and muralist, always attracted towards a fantastic, bizarre imagery, since childhood, when he used to devour tones of horror and sci-fi movies and books. He studied the basics of graphics at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, but his first important step to what he is today as an artist, was discovering street art, and founding one of the first street art collectives in Romania, The Playground.
His artistic work ranges from dreamy, colorful, pop-surrealistic paintings, to dark, monochromatic, powerful drawings. He doesn’t have a very rational approach in his artistic process, he feels his works are collections of suggestions, influences from Renaissance, Flemish Masters, lowbrow art, street art, design, and personal moods - all brought together in a fantastic scene, or an intricate monstrous Arcimboldian portrait, or even abstract compositions.
His work was shown in many group exhibitions all over Europe and the US.