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TATOMIR PITARIU is a "dark artist" born and raised in Sibiu, a historic city in the south part of Transilvania, Romania. Though he grew up in the midst of it, Tatomir was, and continues to be fascinated by the mythic and mysterious folklore of his homeland. The dark forests, mountain streams, fantastic creatures and hiking through nature along ancient ruins, set the base for most of his artwork.

In 1995 Tatomir moved to Los Angeles with his family. Since then, his art has become a combination of childhood memories and the everyday life in the land of "Hollywood Dreams." Tatomir's original style of graphite drawing became, over the years, art embraced by the black, trash and folk metal scene. Many bands commissioned Tatomir’s work for logos and CD art. His artwork has also been integrated into many L.A. art-scene shows and charity events.

At one of The Congregation Gallery events, he met Christopher Ulrich that convinced him it is time to move to the next level. The decision to start painting was radical for Tatomir since he never felt compelled to explore this medium, feeling his strength laid in his drawings. In 2008, his first exhibited painting, "St. Sylvan" shown at the Forgotten Saints group show at The Congregation Gallery in Hollywood received great feedback from both peers and patrons. Since then, Tatomir participates in most group shows at this venue and has several pieces in the gallery's permanent collection.

Tatomir's work can be also found at Hyaena Gallery in Burbank and in several private collections.

To keep up with the latest shows and artwork, make sure to visit

Citing Transilvanian seasonal rituals and traditions combined with the awakening of long-forgotten mythical creatures as the over-arching theme of the show, Tatomir is excited to see these memories and dreams finally take shape on canvas.

"TRANSILVANICON is a childhood dream of mine finally materializing into reality, viewed through my own perspective.
It invites you, the viewer, to decide what is truth and what is pure fiction. ”

The first releases anticipating TRANSILVANICON are his DRACO PENDANT (Tatomir Pitariu – David Richardson collaboration) along with

This website is the main hub for TRANSILVANICON. Click "GALLERY" to see - not only the sketches and the final paintings - but also learn about the supporting stories behind each piece. Please return to this website regularly as it will be updated nearly daily.

Be sure to tell friends and family and spread the word about the show.
With your help we can make TRANSILVANICON the best event that HYAENA GALLERY ever had!

For other Tatomir artwork and projects please visit the links below.

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