BEDIVAN, Cristian




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CRITICAL REVIEW


        His intentional grotesque figuration cultivates a fantastic that is rather a cultural citation and that reveals, by the frequenting of the tradition resources (in an evolution from sobriety to parody), its postmodern filiations. His animal and human repertoire belongs to a decorative fantastic, in the style of the Early Dark Ages monsters, but more refined and ‘tamed’ by using decorative repertoires, artefacts and by an intellectual distancing. The demonic and the comic converge in an imaginative vitality and a virtuosity of the execution.

Alexandra Titu
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Bucharest, 1951)

    Academic studies:
    1968  - 1974 - "Nicolae Grigorescu" Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest.

    Member of Romanian Fine Arts Union
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1978, 1985 - Workshop ‛35, Bucharest;
    1986 - Italy.

    Group exhibitions:
    since 1975 - participates at republican and county group exhibitions;
    1980, 1982, 1983 - Switzerland;
    1982 - Norway, Holland, Yugoslavia;
    1983 - Great Britain;
    1985 - Italy;
    1993 - Sculpture in Wood, Floor ¾ Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest;
    1999 - Contemporary Romanian Sculptors, Greece.

    Sculpture Symposiums:
    1976, 1984 - Măgura, Buzău;
    1980 - Arcuş, Covasna;
    1981 - Hobiţa, Gorj;
    1982 - Costineşti, Constanța;
    1983 - Sălişte, Sibiu.

    Monumental works:
    Orşova, Constanţa.

    Distinctions:
    1973 - Prize at National Students Salon;
    1974 - Prize of "Amfiteatru“ Magazine;
    1986 - Youth Prize;
    1990 - Gold Medal at International Exhibition in Ravenna, Italy.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Catalogul Contemporary Romanian Sculptors, editat de Chambers of  Fine Arts of  Greece,1999.
    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D, Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 53 - 54.