GROSU, Alexandru Ioan




Website:

http://alexandrugrosu.com/gallery/
 

Email:

andi_grosu@yahoo.com
 




CRITICAL REVIEW


        In his sculpture, man has been and still is the main theme. And next to the man always stands his friend, with his posture imposing devoutness and force: the horse. Without inhibitions regarding any material among those for sculpture, he remains organically connected to the wood he works with traditional tools. None of Grosu’s shapes, from the solid and massive ones to the more reduced ones, with stylized contours, exits per se, outside a narrative-ideatic content. 

Luiza Barcan
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Suceava, 1956)
    Academic studies:
     - Academy of Art, with Dan Covătaru, Iași.

    Member of the Plastic Artists Union in Romania, sculpture branch, Bucharest
     


    PROJECTS


    Solo exhibitions:
    2012 – Dana Gallery, Iaşi;
    2013 – Gallery of Art Centre (with Liviu Nedelcu), Bucharest;
     
    Group exhibitions:
    since 1983 – county and republican sculpture salons, Biennales of small sculpture in Bucharest and the annual exhibition of Drawings by sculptors;
    1991 – memorial exhibition George Apostu, Bacău;
    1999 - Brâncuşiana, Târgu Jiu, Gorj;
    1999 – Art on its way to the museum, Râmnicu Vâlcea.
     
    Symposia:
    1984 - Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Suceava;
    1985 - Sălişte, Sibiu;
    1987 - Sighetul Marmaţiei, Maramureș;
    1988 - Macea, Arad;
    1990 - Soveja, Vrancea;
    1992 - Sibiu;
    1992, 2003- Chişinău, Republic of Moldova;
    1994 - Ardjelovac, Yugoslavia;
    1996 - Bacău;
             - Galaţi;
    1997 - programme Habitat and Art in Romania, Basarabi, Constanţa;
    2000 – Tradition and postmodernity, Râmnicu Vâlcea,
    2001 - Brâncuşiana, Târgu Jiu;
    2002 - Tulcea;
    2004 - STUF 2004, Murighiol, Tulcea;
    2006 - LUT 2006, Capul Doloşman, Tulcea;
    2007 - Dorohoi, Botoșani;
    2008 - Garatir, Reşiţa, Caraș-Severin;
    2009 - Giurgiu;
    2010 - Focşani, Vrancea.

    Monumental works:
    1990 – reconstituting the monument at Km 0 („Sântul Gheorghe” Plaza in Bucharest),
    2010 - Garabet Ibrăileanu (bust), Bârlad, Vaslui.
     
    Distinctions:
    1986 – Grant by Plastic Artists Union in Romania;
    1984 – Prize for sculpture, Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Suceava;
    1991 – Prize by Journalists at the memorial exhibition George Apostu, Bacău;
    1998 - Prize by Plastic Artists Union for ambient art for the programme Habitat and Art in Romania;
    2000 – Silver medal by the City Hall of  Râmnicu Vâlcea county;
    2001 – Silver medal for the works at the symposium Brâncuşiana;
    2003 – Prize for small sculpture, Târgu Jiu, Gorj;
             - First prize, Chişinău, Repubic of Moldova.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Barcan, Luiza, Angoase ale privirii, Editura Fudaţiei Culturale Ideea Europeană, Bucureşti, 2012.
    Barcan, Luiza, Artişti plastici la Serata lui Iosif Sava, Editura Maiko, Bucureşti, 2004.
    Prut, Constantin; Titu, Alexandra, Sinteze contemporane - artă românească, Editura Brumar, Timişoara, 2005.
    Prut, Constantin; Titu, Alexandra, Sinteze contemporane - corpul uman în arta balcanică, Editura Brumar, Timişoara, 2011

    Barcan, Luiza, Lemnul, de la poezia populară la sculptura contemporană, în: „Ianus”, nr. 1/2000.

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    http://alexandrugrosu.com/gallery/