Mihail Coșulețu – Portraits of artists | 11172014

As you already know by now, the project 11172014 by Art Yourself Gallery (read interview) features 17 artists, for a period of 11 months, with 11 themes and 11 exhibitions, held on each 17th day of every month of the current year.


Aitch, Felix Aftene, Gabriel Caloian, Codruţa Cernea, Mihail Cosulețu, Cristian Crisbăşan, Suzana Dan, Amalia Dulhan, Andreea Floreanu, Cornel Lazia, Ileana & Cătălin Oancea, Dragoș Pătrașcu, Tudor Pătrașcu, Radu Rodideal, Adrian Sandu, Bogdan Teodorescu, Ioana Ursa.

Photographers Cornel Lazia and Cristian Crisbășan introduce us to the artists through their project – Portraits of artists from 11172014.

Portrait of Mihail Coșulețu | Interview by Art Yourself Gallery

11172014 Art Yourself Gallery

What are you doing in your life? 

(who do you think you are, what are you looking for and where do you think are now)

Until now, I found a lot of things, each extremely satisfying. However, I do not feel that I have come to a conclusion, hence, it is clear that I do not know what I am looking for.

11172014 Art Yourself Gallery

Are you born an artist or do you become one? 

(if all humans are born creatives, what determines some to choose the path of creation and art)

There’s no recipe, each artistic destiny which we have access to has it’s own existence, independent and unique. Any standardization is a waste of time.

Portrete de artiști în 11172014

What, where and how do you see?

(what do you use to create your vision)

Everything, everywhere and, unfortunately, as it is.

How do you create and when are you ready to show yourself? 

(the vision, the process of creation and the moment you communicate it)

I do not exactly know how, but when it is ready, I think I can also show.

Portrete de artiști în 11172014

How do you see yourself in the 11172014 project and what do you expect from it? 

(the idea of 11 group shows, 11 themes, during 11 months)

11 exhibitions in 11 months, so an exhibition per month, prevents any tendency to charge the production with false problems, thus obtaining probably the most accurate image of the protagonist.

What was the challenge?

A medley group with fundamentally different interests and portfolios has to expose promptly and without the time for enrichment.

How is your collaboration with Art Yourself?

Not coincidentally, monthly.

How do you perceive your group colleagues? 

Driven by the same kind of curiosity and, thus, familiar.

How would you like the project to continue?

I cannot demand this to a project, it is obvious that until now it has its own will.

How do you appreciate the public’s reaction?

If attending is a reaction, I like it a lot.

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What is the role of creativity and art in human life?

(what role does it have in your life, what role would you like your creation to play in the life of others – therapy?)

No one can answer this question, perhaps individually, and sentimental.

Ask yourself a question and answer it. 

Who, me? Yeah, you.

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Translation: The re:art / Read interview in Romanian

Photo credits: Cornel Lazia and Cristian Crisbăşan

Portrait of Cătălin Oancea

Portrait of Gabriel Caloian

Portrait of Ileana Oancea

Portrait of Ioana Ursa