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Eddy Apostu

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Eduard APOSTU known professionally as Edi Apostu or Eddy Apostu is a Romanian artist, musician, poet, philosopher based in London, United Kingdom.

Edi Apostu

Life and career[edit]

Apostu was born in Braila, Romania.

Apostu attended the O. Bancila Art Lyceum then he attended the courses of the Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, the Mural Art section of the George Enescu University of Arts in Iasi.

After finishing university, Apostu worked as a visual arts teacher in Romania. At the same time he painted and exhibited in galleries in Romania.

In 2007 he completed a Master in Philosophy of Art and Cultural Management to the Faculty of Philosophy at the Al. I. Cuza University Iasi, with a scholarship at the D'Annunzio University of Chieti–Pescara.

Apostu took his Doctorate in Philosophy in 2010 at Al. I. Cuza University, with the thesis "Transpersonal Dimensions in the Artistic Creation" (Dimensiuni transpersonale in creatia artistica), which included a book published in 2010.

In his career, he exhibited both in Romania and in Western European countries including France and Italy. Apostu was selected was selected and participated in London Art Biennale in 2021[1] and 2023[2]

During his cultural artistic career, the artist appeared in numerous press articles, specialized magazines, TV interviews such as: Ziarul de Iasi 08/09/2010.[3] , article published in scientific book Lumea arte (The World of Art)[4][5] (p. 28) by Prof. Univ. Dr. Petru Bejan; CuzaNet 18/01/2012[6]; Cronica veche 3/2012[7]; Ziarul de Roman 19/08/2013[8], 14/10/2013[9]; Ziarul Faclia[10], Cluj-Napoca, 3/08/2017; magazine of culture and art Expres Cultural no. 7-8 / 2017, p. 28[11]; TV interviews such as TeleEuropa Nova[12], Timisoara, 2017; Roman TV[13], 2017 etc.

After living for several years in the Czech Republic, Italy and France, in 2008 he settled in the United Kingdom, first in Birmingham where he worked as a supply teacher for PK Education, and then in London where he worked as an Art Teacher.

Apostu, former member of WOLVERHAMPTON SOCIETY OF ARTISTS, appears in Commemorative Book


Holotropic Art[edit]

In 2006 Apostu introduced the concept of Holotropic Art[15] in the field of arts based on the Zen Philosophy and also on the idea of ​​”self discovery” through introspection. In his own words, "Holotropic Art is the art which is the result of transpersonal experiences and which can transpose the beholder into states of overconsciousness."

The term "holotropic" was taken of the American psychiatrist of Czech origin, Stanislav Grof and means literally “moving toward wholeness” (from the Greek "holos" = whole and "trepein" = moving in the direction of something)[16].

In 2007, Apostu founded the Holotropic Art Association in Romania, and expanded the group in 2008 to France and Italy. In 2009[17], he called artists to join to the first artistic-scientific holotropic experiment and organized and curated the International Symposium of Holotropic Art, the first international artistic-cultural event whose idea is to demonstrate the applicability of the artistic-scientific concept. The event was held again in 2010[18] and 2012[19][20].

Holotropic Art later influenced movements in other countries including the Czech Republic, where Milan Hrabánek stole the concept (stating on his website that he is the inventor of the concept in 2013[21]) and uses it without the permission of the legal inventor Edi Apostu.

Even if Edi Apostu wrote an Open Letter on social network[22] requesting the rectification of the statement, Milan Hrabánek ignored it stating that he is the heir and friend of Stanislav Grof and that he is entitled to consider himself the inventor of the concept.

Spiral of Time. 8207[edit]

Spiral of Time. 8207's Color Range

In January 2015 Apostu began painting Spiral of Time. 8207, known for 8207 pure colors. The work was finished in July 2016.

“Spiral of Time. 8207” / Iulius Mall Timisoara

According to art critic Timothy Warrington, Apostu’s "Spiral of Time. 8207" is said to contain 8207 heterogeneous shades, which proffer the viewer with a unique visual experience that translates the artist’s innate viewpoint.[23]

The work is approximately 230.31 inches (5.85 meters) high and 138 inches (3.5 meters) wide and is created from 3 panels each with a size of 78.74 inches (2 meters) high and 138 inches (3.5 meters) length. The painting was made in acrylic colors and India ink on canvas and has an aluminum chassis.

Spiral of Time. 8207 was exhibited in 2017 in the malls from largest cities of Romania, including Pallas Mall Iasi, Iulius Mall Cluj Napoca, Iulius Mall Timisoara, Iulius Mall Suceava.

According to Apostu "Spiral of Time. 8207" is by far the painting with the most colors in the entire world. "Spiral of Time. 8207" is the first  work of its kind. It is the first time in the world when an artist aims to combine colors to the extreme and get a great number of  different colors (each color has a unique code)"[24].


Apostu has published numerous books of philosophy, aesthetic and poetry[25].


In his artistic career, Eddy Apostu also became involved in music field, especially heavy metal where he performed as a solo guitarist and also composed electronic music[26]


  3. Iasi, Ziarul de. "Edificari holotropice". Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  4. Bejan, Petru. Petru Bejan. Lumea artei.pdf (PDF). Search this book on
  5. "Lumea artei". (in română). Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  6. Pinterest, Despre autorCuzaNet Twitter Facebook Google. "Edi Apostu: „Publicul strain este mai receptiv la noutati conceptuale, decat cel roman"". CuzaNet (in română). Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  7. "ARTA HOLOTROPICĂ – ILUSTRARE A TRANSPERSONALULUI ÎN ARTĂ" (PDF). Cronica veche. 02/2012 – via Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. Roman, Ziarul de (2013-08-18). "Transpersonal şi halucinant - arta holotropică s-a născut lângă Roman". Ziarul de Roman (in română). Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  9. Roman, Ziarul de (2013-10-13). "Experienţe personale transpuse în culori". Ziarul de Roman (in română). Retrieved 2020-01-24.
  10. "Când arta ia forme în spaţii publice neconvenţionale. "Spirală de Timp. 8207", o experienţă artistică insolită, unică". (in română). 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  11. Sofian Olteanu, Raluca (07-08/2017). "Record Spiralat" (PDF). Expres Cultural. Retrieved Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help); Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  12. PICTOR EDI APOSTU, retrieved 2020-01-24
  13. "Expoziție inedită la Muzeul de Artă » Roman TV". Roman TV (in română). 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  14. "Commemorative Book, Art Groups". Wolverhampton Society of Artists. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  17. "Holotropic Art Exhibition". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2020-01-26.
  18. "Regal de arta holotropica la Galeriile DANA". (in română). 2010-09-03. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  19. "Arta holotropica: Best of 2011 | AltIasi". (in română). Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  20. "Expozitie de arta holotropica la Galeriile Dana | IasiFun - site-ul tau de timp liber!". Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  23. admin (2019-07-14). "Edi Apostu Critique by Timothy Warrington". Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  24. "Spiral of Time. 8207 | Eddy APOSTU". Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  25. "Apostu's publications". 3D ARTE Publishing. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  26. "Electronic Music by Edi Apostu". Apple Music. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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