An artist belonging to the ‘80s generation, one of the most appreciated sculptors after 1989, Anton Şevţov professed his art until 2012, the year of his passing, with discretion and seriousness. He was equally a modeller and an inspired designer, subtle and with a good sense of humour. Less frequently present in the sculpture camps, less attached, by nature, to the public forum statuary, Anton Şevţov concentrated upon workshop creations, bronze being the material in which he expressed himself most often and with whose expressive virtues he was most familiarized. There is a striking narrative direction in his art. He was not attracted to abstract expression, but he was rather concerned with a comment of postmodern origin on human condition. Anton Şevţov proved a surprising ingenuity in associating the approached motifs and he created a universe of shapes strongly imprinted by his unique personality.
Luiza Barcan (2014)
(Targu Carbunesti, Gorj, 1957 - Bucharest, 2012)
1982 - "Nicolae Grigorescu" Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania.
? - Teaches "The Art of Metal" at the National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania.
Member Romanian Fine Arts Union (Bucharest Branch)
1991, 1994 - Gijzenrooi, Netherlands;
2012 - Drawing Exhibition, "UNA" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.
1982 - "Hanul cu Tei" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
- "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
1983 - "Studio 35" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
1984 - "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
- Rijeka, Yugoslavia;
1985, 1987 - Art of Today, Budapest, Hungary;
1985 - "Studio 35" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
1986 - "Eforie" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
1987 - "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
1988 - Portrait, Tusla, Yugoslavia;
- Romanian Artists, Yugoslavia;
1990 - Youth Exhibition, Bucharest, Romania;
- Centro dell Arte, Florence, Italy;
1992 - 51 Contemporary Romanian Artists, Bucharest, Romania;
1993 - Lyon Club Ersel, Netherlands;
1998 - Belle-Arte Maastricht, The Netherlands;
- International Book Fair, Leipzig, Germany;
2000 - Contemporary Romanian Graphics Exhibition, Accademia di Romania, Rome, Italy;
2009 - Romanian Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium;
2011 - Drawing and Sculpture Exhibition, "Covalenco Geltrop" Gallery, Netherlands.
1984, 1987 - Salistea Woodcarving Camp, Romania;
1985 - Monumental Sculpture Park of Casoaia, Romania;
1986 - Covasna Sculpture Camp, Romania;
1989 - Straulesti Sculpture Camp, Romania;
1990 - Oarba de Mures Outdoor Sculpture Camp, Romania;
1991 - Olvia International Symposium, Ukraine;
1991, 1992 - Borkel En Scaft International Symposium, Netherlands;
1997 - Galati Metal Sculpture Camp, Romania;
2002 - Sculpture Camp, IOR Park, Bucharest, Romania;
2008 - Borkelund Schaft International Symposium, The Netherlands.
Vlasiu, Ioana (eds.), Dictionary of Sculptors in Romania. XIX - XX, vol. II, letter H - Z, Romanian Academy Publishing, Bucharest, 2011, p. 314-315.
Critical Bibliography and References:
Guta Adrian, La Contemporaine roumaine sculpture. Intérieure La vie, la vie extérieure, Musée Janchelevici, La Louviere, Belgium, 2007.
Guta Adrian, The 80’Generation in the Visual Arts, 45 Parallel Publishing, Bucharest, 2009.
Serban, Dumitru The Sculpture Symposium a Phenomenon of Contemporary Art, University of West Timisoara Publishing, 2005.