BOLBOREA, Ioan




Telephone:

021/221.77.22
0722622347
 

Address:

Str. Ceasornicului, nr. 12, sector 1, București
 

Website:

www.bolborea.ro
 

Gallery Address:

Șos. Săbăreni, nr. 167 - 173, sector 6, București
 

Email:

ioan.bolborea@yahoo.com
 




CRITICAL REVIEW

His sculpture’s evolution point is somewhere between expressionism and superrealism, and it follows the human being as a subject in the metamorphoses imposed by the cohabitation and the conflict with an aggressive reality, symbolically read. He operates with concentrations of morphological elements, which belong to different worlds: animal and material. Human reality will always appear modelled by its reference context, its vocation, by the power’s glamour. As he integrates a mythical journey he will also sacrifice something essential, and the outcome is this impure reality expressed by hybrid constructions. He uses polished or raw metal and also a diversity of materials that will sustain chromatic interventions.

Alexandra Titu


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Brașov, 1956)

    Academic studies:
    1977 - 1981 –  „Nicolae Grigorescu” Plastic Arts Instutute, sculpture department, Bucharest.

    Scholarships:
    1982 - Scholarship, Perugia, Italy;
    1983 - Scholarship, Rome, Italy.

    Member of the Plastic Artists Union of Romania.
     


    PROJECTS

    Personal Exhibitions:
    1982 - Workshop '35, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;
    1983 - Valle Giulia Gallery, Rome, Italy;
    1988 – Galateea Hall, Bucharest;
    1992 – Simeza Hall, Bucharest;
    2013 – Brâncuși Hall, ProjectThe Great Union Monument”, Senate Palace, Bucharest.

    Group Exhibitions (selections):
    1980 – Amfiteatru Gallery, Bucharest;
    din 1981 – he participates at all the salons that are held in Bucharest;
    1981 - Workshop '35, Brașov;
             - Youth republican exhibition, Dalles hall, Bucharest;
    1982 – Human body expression, Kalinderu Hall, Bucharest;
             - Graphic republican exhibition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
    1983 – Section by workshop, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;
             - The place, the deed, and the metaphor, The Village Museum, Bucharest;
             - Workshop ‛35, Bucharest;
    1988 – Dantesca Biennale, Ravenna, Italy;
    1992 – Prizemen of the Dantesca Biennale from Ravenna, Art Collection Museum, Bucharest;
             - Ankara sculpture Biennale;
             - Expo '92, Sevilla, Spain;
    1993 - Savigny-le-Temple Exhibition, France;
    1994, 1997 – Small Sculpture Exhibition, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;
    1995 – Contemporary painters and sculptors, the National Art Museum of Romania, Bucharest;
             - Sculpture and picture exhibition, the Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest;
    1996 - Eminescu, Sculpture and picture exhibition, the Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest;
    1997 – Small Sculpture Exhibition,  Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;
    1998 – Picture and Sculpture, the National Art Museum, Bucharest.

    Monumental works:
    1995 - KM 0 (bronze), Bucharest;
    1996 – The Heroes Monument (stone, bronze), Mărășești, Vrancea;
    1999 – The Romanian Infantry Monument (bronze), Bucharest;
    2000 - Alexandru Ioan Cuza (bust), Pitești, Argeș;
    2001 - Burebista (bronze), Orăștie, Hunedoara;
    2002 - Horea, Cloșca and  Crișana (monument, bronze), Alba-Iulia;
    2004 – The Reconciliation Monument (bronze), Arad;
    2005 - Eugen Simion (bronze), Slatina, Olt;
    2005 - 2009 – Caragiale’s characters (bronze);
    2010 - Alexandru Ioan Cuza (bronze).

    Distinctions:
    1988 – The prize of Dantesca Biennale, Ravenna, Italy;
    1995 – The prize for the Romanian Footman’s Monument scale model, Bucharest;
    2009 – The IN HONORIUS prize for the astonishing contribution brought to the Bucharest’s citadel.


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A- D, Colecția SINTEZE, Fundația Culturală META, pp. 67 - 69.

    Surse web:
    www.bolborea.ro