ILIESCU-CĂLINEȘTI, Gheorghe







CRITICAL REVIEW


        His few figurative works – a figurative interpreted in an archaic note – belong mostly to the first period of creation: LegendPeasant woman from Muscel (1964), or Night (1967). Towards the end of the 60s she makes her stylistic choice for abstractionism (Victory, wood, 1969). Formal language shaped after the Brancusi oeuvre, but also after the Romanian popular art, which fades with the passing of time, decorativeness becoming more and more accentuated. His relation to Brâncuşi’s oeuvre is transparently evoked in the work Homage to Brâncuşi, where not only the title, but also the structure – succession of levelled sculptural sequences of two big parts – cite the former. 

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    BIOGRAPHY


    (Călineşti, Argeş, 1932 – Bucharest, 2002)

    Academic studies:
    1953 - 1959 - Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Plastic Arts, with Cornel Medrea, Bucharest.
     


    PROJECTS


     Solo exhibitions:
    1966 – Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
             - Piteşti, Argeș;
    1970 - Calgary, Canada;
    2008 – Exhibition of sculpture and drawing, Veroniki Art Gallery, Bucharest.

    Group exhibitions:
    1967 – Biennale of Youth, Paris, France;
             - Biennale of Sculpture, Anvers, Belgium;
    1968 - Helsinki, Finland;
             - Biennale of Youth, Bratislava, Slovakia;
    1972 – International Biennale of art, Venice, Italy; 
             - Exhibition of sculpture and tapestry, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
    1972, 1990 - München, Germany;
    1974 - Moscow, Russia;
    1975 - Plastik und Blumen, Berlin, Germany;
    1976 - Hommage à Brancusi de la sculpture roumaine contemporaine, Musée Galliera, Paris, France;
    1978 – Biennale of small plastic, Padova, Italy;
             - Budapest, Hungary;
    1982 - Hague, The Netherlands;
    1986 - London, Great Britain;
    1989 - Vienna, Austria;
    1991 - Brussels, Belgium;
             - International Biennale of Art, São Paolo, Brazil;
    1993 – Universal exhibition, Sevilla, Spain;
    2001 – Salon of art (Drop, bronze-stone), Bucharest;
    2010 – Exhibition of small sculpture, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;
    2012 – Sculptural archetypes. Sculpture in wood, National Art Museum of Romania, Bucharest.

    Monumental works:
      - Capturing rays, Arad;
      - Flying bird and Dochia’s legend, Herăstrău Park, Bucharest;
      - Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu.

    Distinctions:
    1960 - 1962 -  grant Frederic Storck;
    1966 – Prize by the Plastic Artists Union for sculpture;
    1993 – Prize by the Romanian Academy;
    2001 – Grand prize at the Salon of Art Bucharest for the work Drop.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY


    Barbosa, Octavian, Dicţionarul artiştilor români contemporani, Editura Meridiane, Bucureşti, 1976.
    Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX-XX, vol. II, lit. H-Z, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011, pp. 43 - 45.

    Crişan, Maria-Magdalena, în „Observator cultural”, nr. 422, 2008.

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