People are different, and that's what makes them interesting. The "Characters" exhibition, opened at the National Museum of History of Moldova between December 2 and 17, 2023, represents a series of caricatures that reflect people and situations known in the public environment. Whether they are bearded, with long hair, whether they are gray or young, shy or effervescent, everyone can impress, in their own way, through character. Caricature is a special genre of visual arts, which outlines with thick lines, through accents and hyperbolization, the physical features and morals of people. Character is the set of fundamental psychological-moral attributes of a person, which manifests in his behavior, ideas and actions. In the works you will (re)meet personalities from Moldovan reality, from actors and artists to influencers and politicians. Some of the cartoons were made by the journalist in the column "Portret Matinal" (TELE MATINAL show) from TVR Moldova television station. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to see less pleasant situations in our society, illustrated through a satirical prism.
Anatol Fornea is a caricaturist and journalist and TV presenter from the Republic of Moldova. He was born on July 19, 1998, in Chisinau. He graduated from the Fine Arts School for Children „A. Șciusev", later the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the State University of Moldova (USM). He has a master's degree in Communication Sciences. It debuted in 2018 with the exhibition "Satirising through art", organized in the hall of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences (USM). In 2022, participate in the campaign "I am the influencer of my life" through the series of social cartoons "Prevent teenage pregnancy". Also in 2022, he returns to USM with the exhibition "Alma Mater in colors or to whom I owe who I have arrived", organized in the context of the 76th anniversary of the institution's founding and the Professional Day of Education Workers. He collaborates with the "EcoContact" Association, where he draws several caricatures for an information and awareness campaign on environmental issues.
In 2023, the "Morning Portrait" exhibition opens at the MEDIACOR Center as part of an anniversary event.
Anatol Fornea is a journalist at TVR Moldova, where he works as a presenter and reporter. He is the moderator of the "Colored Dialogues" talk show, a unique media product, where the journalist draws the portrait of the guests during the interviews. During his activity as a reporter, he actively covered the events and staff of the National History Museum of Moldova, a fact that generated a fruitful collaboration with this cultural institution.
The exhibition of caricatures "Characters" can be visited between December 2-17, at the National Museum of History of Moldova, Chisinau, str. 31 August 1989 121A.