His favourite material is bronze, but he knows how to stress the beauty of the wood as well as of the stone, proving at the same time an incessant tendency to experiment with mixed techniques and unconventional materials. The ensembles and installations he makes pinpoint the objectuality of the work of art and of the concept as principle generating images. His compositions frequently reveal suggestions of archaic technologies but also allusions to modernity and sometimes discrete accents of humour. With the „Athanor” group, which he initiated, he developed plastic projects based on the idea of experiment, installation, intermedia correlated to present-day messages for the contemporary world. He is the initiator of the 2012 edition of the sculpture in metal camp at Galați.

Mariana Tomozei Cocoș



    (Galați, 1975)

    Academic studies:
    1996 - 2001- University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca;
    2004 - 2005 – National University of Art, Bucharest.

    Museographist at the Museum of Visual Art, Galați.

    Member of the Plastic Artists Union in Romania


    Group exhibitions*:
    1997 - Dantesca, Ravenna, Italia;
    1998 – Matei House, Cluj-Napoca;
    2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 - Atelier 35, Galați;
    2004, 2005 - Brăila, Buzău;
    2005 – Ronda Hall, National Theatre, Bucharest;
    2007 – Salon of small sculpture, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest;
             - Salon of small sculpture, Muzeul de Artă Vizuală, Galați;
    2008 - Hovinkartano Art Exhibit Centre, Finland;
             - St. Gaudens, France;
             - Art Eveniment Intermedial Eclectique, Museum of visual art, Galați;
    2012, 2013 – Museum of visual art, Galați.

    1997 - Baia Sprie, Maramureș;
    1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 - Student Art, Galați;
    2001 - Șimleu Silvaniei, Sălaj;
    2004 – Art as life, Galați;
    2009 - Câmpina, Prahova;
    2010 - Breaza, Prahova;
             - Museum of visual art, Galați;
    2011 - workshop Athanor - experiment Cage, Galați;
    2012 – Sculpture camp in metal, Galați.
    Monumental works:
    1998 - Crab, Galați;
    2012 – The emperor’s neuron, Galați.
    2009 – Prize of the jury at the „Biennale of Arts Ion Andreescu”;
    2009 - Diploma of Excellency, Workshop 35, Bacău;
             - Prize by the Royal College of Arts Chișinău, Salons of Moldova , Bacău-Chișinău;
             - nominalisation at the Biennale of Plastic Art „Lascăr Vorel”, Piatra Neamț;
    2010 – nominalisation at the Salons of Moldova Bacău-Chișinău.

    * since 2004 – he participates at the salons and manifestations of the Plastic Artists Union, Galați branch;
    since 2006 – participates at the manifestations of the „Athanor” group.