Petru Rusu (aka Petru Russu) born January 27, 1955 in Reghin /Transylvania, is an Romanian /Swedish professional fine artist, art editor and publisher graduated from the prestigious UAD / University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca /Klausenburg 1979 and later, in 1986 via an Italian Government Studentship to support the most talented and ambitious young artists, Petru get involved in world-class cultural events with museums, galleries and creative technology. Through this he has succeeded to meet the most interesting and influential curators, art critic and art historian as Dan Haulica, Franco Maria Ricci, Achillle Bonito Oliva, Enrico Crispolti, Carmine Benincasa, Giancarlo Politi and so many others, including here the semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist Umberto Eco.
Briefly, Petru Rusu has edited and published over 1000 contemporary artist profiles in nearly 35 art books and realized around 200 individual and international exhibitions. His artworks are in museums, public, corporate and private collections. Petru’s unconventional method of etching and art projects includes THE DECAMERON of Giovanni Boccaccio depicting the 100 erotic-to-tragic novels in 100 non usual engravings and Umberto Eco’s THE NAME OF THE ROSE and THE PENDULUM OF FOUCAULT represented in over 100 aqua-forte / aqua-tint, paintings, drawings, and object.