Nicu Duta, aka Kitra, was born in 1981 in the grim concrete landscape of communist Romania and grew up in the chaotic post-revolutionary climate of the 1990s.
This setting gave rise to a need for escape, which shaped his visual language towards the use of bright colours and an obsessive concern for cleanliness and order, constantly present in his work.
After graduating with a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the National University of Arts in Bucharest (2005, r., 2011), Kitra became interested in street art and the raw and direct response one can receive by exposing his work to the public. His choice of medium has gradually shifted over the past 10 years from urban intervention, to murals and later to canvas, in search of more permanence and intimacy.
In 2019, Kitra's work was recognised in the prospective exhibition Post System Geometry, at the Museum of Recent Art in Bucharest, and was included in the museum's permanent collection.
Currently living and working in Berlin, Kitra is inspired by the urban landscape, industrial design and the digital world, using a mathematical approach to create her abstract-minimalist geometric compositions, evoking the sensibilities of artists such as Frank Stella, Peter Halley or Bridget Riley.