CRITICAL REVIEW


        Familiar with all the materials used in sculpture, Florica Ioan makes realist works, mostly preoccupied with the representation of the human figure, the portrait and especially the children portraits. His art, inspired from reality, has a certain lyricism, a subtle evocative poetics. 

Luiza Barcan
 


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    BIOGRAPHY


    (Ploiești, 1923)

    Academic studies:
    Graduated the Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Plastic Arts, with Cornel Medrea and Nicolae Dărăscu, Bucharest.

    Member of the Plastic Artists Union in Romania
     


    PROJECTS


    Solo exhibitions:
    1964 – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;
    1970 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;
    2005 – Rhythms and breathings, Dialog Gallery, Bucharest.
     
    Group exhibitions:
    since 1952 – most of the republican and county salons, as well as the exhibitions of sculpture;
    1958 - Russia;
    1960 - Germany;
             - Budapest, Hungary;
    1961 - Moscow, Russia;
    1963 – Hungary and Czechoslovakia,
    1968 - Paris, France;
    1970 - Torino, Italy;
             - Warsaw, Poland.
     
    Monumental works:
    1956 - George Enescu (bust), Public Garden in Galaţi;
      - Rest, Pitesti, Argeș;
      - Legend, Băile Felix, Bihor;
      - Camp Magheru, Râureni, Vâlcea.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY


    Barbosa, Octavian, Dicţionarul artiştilor români contemporani, Editura Meridiane, Bucureşti, 1976.
    Deac, Mircea, Sculptura în România, Editura Medro, Bucureşti, 2005.

    Garofeanu, Ruxandra, Insula de sculpturi, în: catalogul personalei din 2005.
    Malamen, Iolanda, Florica Ioan şi Insula de sculpturi, 29 noiembrie 2005.

    Surse web:
    http://www.9am.ro/stiri-revista-presei/2005-11-29/florica-ioan-si-insula-de-sculpturi.htmlixzz2ZKy4zDHr.