A glimpse into a private collection of Romanian contemporary art @ ARCUB
On view through February 5th, 2017 at ARCUB is one of the most important private collections of Romanian contemporary art, belonging to Daniel Ștefănică, Bucharest-based lawyer and art collector.
The group exhibition, curated by the renowned art historian Erwin Kessler, comprises both early and recent works – mainly paintings – by artists who have had a significant impact on the local art scene since 1989, most of them currently living and working in Bucharest. The show does not only shed light on the evolution, changes and ideas that have shaped society in the past decades, as reflected through art, but also on the art movements developed here, including the Rostopasca group – works by Dumitru Gorzo and Nicolae Comănescu shown below (the Rostopasca members have disrupted and redefined the canons of art from the late 90s to the beginning of 2000s).
Two “Mehr Licht” paintings by Ștefan Ungureanu, an oil painting part of the 2007 series “Park” by Roman Tolici, which the artist describes in his recent book – “My interest had to do less with the ‘portraying’ of a country and more with our perception of it… the way its landscape looks, the human behavior, its atmospheric states,” the striking “Impermanence” by George Anghelescu, which some may recall from his 2014 solo show “Dulce et Decorum”, as well as works by the influential artist Gili Mocanu and women artists such as Ioana Ursa, Codruța Cernea, Suzana Dan or Simona Vilău (also the curator of many contemporary art exhibitions in Bucharest) are just a few of the must-see pieces on display at ARCUB’s Gabroveni Inn (84-90 Lipscani Street).
The exhibition can be visited from Monday to Sunday, 2 pm – 10 pm.
Ștefan Ungureanu – Terraforming through Terraporting, mixed technique on canvas, 150×200 cm, 2011
George Anghelescu – Impermanence, oil and scalpel on vinyl banner, 120×180 cm, 2013
Roman Tolici – 30th of October (Germany), oil on canvas, 140×200 cm, 2007
Ioana Ursa – True romantic, oil on canvas, 10×10 cm, 2010
Gili Mocanu – Character with mask, acrylic on canvas, 75×65 cm, 2012
Codruța Cernea – The Little Red Fish, acrylic on canvas, 100×120 cm, 2007
Dumitru Gorzo – Pinup g, acrylic on canvas, 60×45 cm, 2003 / Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 90×90 cm, 2005
Nicolae Comănescu – Eating meeting, oil on canvas, 100×150 cm, 2001 / Wherever I go I feel lucky, acrylic on canvas, 120×110 cm, 2004
Simona Vilău – The Balloon, acrylic on canvas, 90×90 cm, 2008
Traian Boldea – Seven sins, ink on paper, 200×40 cm, 2012
Photos: The re:art