Past shows

Ilie Boca: Retrospective

November 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017

Born February 21, 1937 in Botosani, province of Moldavia, Romania, he absolve the Institute of Fine Arts "Nicolae Grigorescu", painting class in 1967. Member of the Union of Painters in Romania, he was decorated with Order "For Cultural Merit". He has a total of 25 personal exhibitions in different cities of Romania​ and several exhibitions in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Greece, Egypt, the Netherlands, USA.  

Ilie Boca has painted several series of works centered on the major theme of the palimpsest, works which reveal an imperious need for the investigation of the reality and its permanent and constant temporal erosion. The artist is fascinated by the world he encounters in his everyday context, and happy to discover, under the layer of the present tense, other similarly relevant and important layers of reality. He strongly believes in art’s capacity of bringing the past back and of keeping it alive in a dimension of eternity. In his works, mythical and everyday figures meet and coexist, in the most natural of ways. The characters, coming from the old pages of sentimental chronicles or from the daily experiences, are depicted with an acuity which derives from the power and relevance invested in them. 

Boca sacrifices the particular, the psychological identity of the classic image to recover the archaic image, typological form, as found partially in the popular imagination, and partly in the Byzantine hieratism.

Alexandru Trifu: To be, or not to be

April 28, 2016 - May 26, 2016

The painter Alexandru Trifu  was born in 1942. In 1966, after graduating the Institute of Fine Arts "Nicolae Grigorescu", Department of Monumental Art, he became present  throughout the country with personal and group exhibitions. In 1980 he leaves Romania and settles in Geneva.  A rich artistic activity begins here;  he organizes exhibitions and he  participates in the Swiss life. He is elected President of the Society of Swiss Painters, Sculptors and Architects in Geneva. He is mentioned in the "Dictionnaire biographique de l’Art Suisse du XV-ème siècle jusqu’à nos jours", and his work is in included  into contemporary art collections such as: André L ' Huillier, Suzanne and Selman Selvi, Jacob and Joceline Naef.

"A premodern soul, for which the world is rigorously constructed around a center, where is good and evil, order and chaos, light and darkness, a single God and negative thoughts, circumstantial, dressed in the robes of a conscious and assumed modernity, but also open to the new technologies, Alexandru Trifu would seem the most appropriate medium for all coagulation of disparate sequences, able to give a coherent image of a symbolic and artistic consciousness". - Pavel Susara, art critic

Virgil PREDA: Inscriptions

July 9, 2015 - March 27, 2016

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Colony Art presents the exhibition Inscriptions by the artist Virgil Preda. 

 

Virgil Preda is part of a series of contemporary Romanian senior artists  who was too little known for decades, although he had 12 personal exhibitions in the country and abroad. 

 

About his painting Virgil said: "My creation took place in three stages: the Impressionist period, between 1960 and 1985, then, between 1985 and 1988, I went towards abstraction and, from 1988 to the present, the complete abstract stage. I chose the manner of abstract expression as an intuitive way". "My signs and forms have an eminently plastic message. I used a geometric hint, to say calm, like a purified air, which sometimes has a sacred aspect. I feel that this geometric allusion comes from outside my being and approaches me to the gaze of God". - Virgil Preda, 2007

 

We invite you on Thursday, July 9, at 7 pm Calea Calarasilor no. 34, to descover Preda's inscriptions and signs.

 

The exhibition can be visited between June 9, 2015 - March 27, 2016 Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm.

 

Dan BOTA: Portraits

May 6 - July 6, 2015

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Colony Art presents Portraits, a retrospective exhibition signed by Dan Bota. 

 

 "Dan Bota permanently sought to avoid the predictable, but continuously kept an optimum distance from possible alternatives.

Thus his paiting manifests itself on a wide range, sometimes closer to the outside world, some other times closer to a self-sufficient expression, to a pure subjectivity, but the distance adjustment mechanisms are handled so that the image dramatically avoids both the rhetoric of a raw realism and the desintegration in an abstraction without memory.

If - from a formal point of view - Dan Bota is a voluptuous analyst of reality, a consciousness that is fascinated and seduced by the enormous spectacle of colour, from a moral and philosophical point of view the artist's regard changes.

Painting becomes a ruthless form of struggle, it is born from an obvious fear of voids, the exuberance becomes the symptom of a great anxiety towards stillness and death, and the colour turns into a vehicle of life which tends to explosively manifest itself as the only alternative to nothingness". - Pavel Susara, art critic


We invite you on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, starting with 6 pm, to discover feminine patterns and not only in Dan Bota's painting.

 

The exhibition will be open until June 6, 2015 and can be visited from Tuesday till Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm.

Rodica Anca MARINESCU: Pascale

April 3 - April 30, 2015

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Colony Art Gallery presents the painting exhibition Pascale signed by Rodica Anca Marinescu. 


The artist was born in Bucharest on the 31st of January 1937. From 1953 she attended  the Fine Arts Institute "Nicolae Grogorescu" from Bucharest, the class of Professor Alexandru Ciucurencu, graduating in 1959. Between 1956 and 1959 she  was granted the National Merit Scholarship "Ion Andreescu". 

 

First personal exhibition took place in 1966. This was followed by exhibitions in Bucharest, 1969, 1971, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003 (Nadi Gallery), 2005 (National military circle Art Gallery), 2006, 2007 ELECTRONICS in Suceava, 1967, 1976, 1983, in Mamaia in Constanta, 1983, 2000, in Focsani, 1984 in Ahvaz in 1987, Iasi 2003, 2003 in Dej. Besides his presence in romanian galleries, she had participations abroad, especially in Germany and Italy (in Naples, Italy in 1971 and 1972, Viareggio 1972 in Cologne in Germany, 1974.1978, Waldbrol, 1974, 1979, Bensberg, 1975, 1975, Julich Karsruhe 1978, Euskirchen, 1978, Bochum 1996). 

 

We invite you on Friday, April 3, at 7 pm, in Calea Calarasilor no. 34, to dive into Rodica's world.

Alexandru TRIFU: Winter Journey

February 26 - March 30, 2015

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Colony Art has the honor to invite you Thursday, February 26, at a twofold event:

At 6 pm we open the painter's Alexandru Trifu exhibition, and at 7 pm will take place the release of Ana Silvestru and Henter Tamás disk Winterreise (Winter Journey), a selection of the most important cycle of songs in music history.

The painter Alexandru Trifu is born in 1942. After graduating in 1966, of the Institute of fine arts "Nicolae Grigorescu", Department of monumental art, became present in the country with personal and group exhibitions. In 1980 leaves Romania and settles in Geneva. Here a rich artistic activity begins, organizes exhibitions, participates in the Swiss life. He is elected President of the Society of Swiss painters, sculptors and architects in Geneva. He is mentioned in the "Dictionnaire biographique de l’Art Suisse du XV-ème siècle jusqu’à nos jours", and his work is in contemporary art collections such as: André L ' Huillier, Suzanne and Selman Selvi, Jacob and Joceline Naef.
"A complex artist - having no prejudices towards languages - he asserts his whole freedom inside the painting itself, easily moving from the Far Eastern type of sign to the chromatic Expressionism or to a satirical articulation, protesting against a certain loss of symbolic coherence in the contemporary world". - Pavel Susara, art critic

 

Alexandru's Trifu exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 6 pm, until March 30, 2015 in Calea Calarasilor no. 34.

Dan BOTA: Drawings

January 16 - February 16, 2015

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"In the 80th winter of his intense creation, the painter Dan Bota displays his graphic cabinet. He wished this confession right after the great exhibition that he had had at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, on National Culture Day.

At Colony Art Gallery, we will savour the "variable geometries" from which his great compositions of colourful frenzy are emerging.

When he stays secluded in his studio and gets a second mood, one just right for creating images, his deep structure - that of a draughtsman - gets into action.

Bota is generating a juicy plastic intrigue, carefully composing, cutting and framing with the most succinct graphic notation." - Aurelia Mocanu, art critic

 

We invite you on Friday, January 16, at 6 pm Calea Calarasilor no. 34 to discover Dan Bota's drawings.

 

The exhibitions remains open till February 16, 2015 and can be visited from 10 am to 7 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays.

 

 

Dragos BOTEZAT: Hyper

December 12, 2014 - January 10, 2015

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Colony Art presents Hiper an exhibition by Dragos Botezat. 

 

"The man is a witness, he is involved, but he's still standing in his tranquil corner. He measures himself with pure principles. He is turned with the back in order to give both an opening and a mask to hide another opening. In time, the head without a portrait emerged through the force of a pure unaltered eruption.

So I got from Art-Life to Interior-Exterior.

The Hyper man traced the first tracks of my future humanity." - Dragos Botezat


We invite you on Friday, December 12, at 7 pm, Calea Călăraşilor no. 34, to discover together the world of Dragos Botezat.  

 

The exhibition can be visited from December 12, 2014 to January 10, 2015, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm.

Valentin Jean IONESCU: Graphics

November 20 - November 30, 2014

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Colony Art Gallery presents a graphic exhibition by Valentin Jean Ionescu.  

 

We invite you Thursday, November 20, at 7 pm, Calea Călăraşilor no. 34, to see a comprehensive speech in two sequences: one concerning the Media, and the other one illustrating the idea of a poem (Wen Fu) by the Chinese poet Lu Chi (IV).

 

The exhibition may be visited between the 20th and 30th of November from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm.

 

Devis GREBU: Conversations "Squared" - fourth side

October 29 - November 18, 2014

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Colony Art Gallery presents Conversations "Squared" - fourth side by Devis Grebu. The exhibition of the painter, drawer and ilustrator Devis Grebu is in fact a series of four exhibitions dedicated to all his - artistic activities. Devis Grebu is a Romanian-born French citizen, a complex, full of vitality, internationally well-known - artist whose work describes life's comic and tragic aspects, but less-known in Romania.  This is why we are trying to bring it to the attention of the public.

We invite you Wednesday, October 29, at 7 pm, in Calea Călăraşilor no. 34 to unveil an analytical exhibition of the current political landscape. We will be honored by the presence of Mrs. Monica Macovei and Mrs. Maria Raducanu. - The exhibition will be presented by Mr. Pavel Susara, art critic.

The exhibition can be visited between October 29 - November 18, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm.

Devis GREBU: Conversations "Squared" - third side

September 25 - October 29, 2014

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Colony Art Gallery presents Conversations "Squared" - third side by Devis Grebu. The exhibition of the painter, drawer and ilustrator Devis Grebu is in fact a series of four exhibitions dedicated to all his artistic activities. Devis Grebu is a Romanian-born French citizen, a complex, full of vitality, internationally well-known - artist whose work describes life's comic and tragic aspects, but less-known in Romania. This is why we are trying to bring it into the attention of the public.

We invite you Septembre 25, at 7 pm, Calea Călăraşilor no. 34, to meet Devis Grebu the ilustrator. His ilustrations made for publications such as the New York Times international, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Le Monde, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Playboy, Harper's Magazine, etc..

We'll have the pleasure to hear once again Maria Raducanu's music.

The exhibition can be visited between September 25 - October 29, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Caterina PREDA: Finissage Colourful Slivers

September 20, 2014

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We invite you Saturday, September 20, at 7 pm, at the closing of the exhibition Cioburi Colorate / Colourful Slivers, Caterina Preda's first artistic endeavor. Caterina is a theorist and a researcher at the Department of political science, University of Bucharest

Her works can be divided in two categories: an insight into human relationships and a record of the journeys she took in South America, with the impact that the discovery of new cultural and political spaces had upon herself. Both drawing and painting can be assimilated to the fauve experience, relying on intense colors, shapes, often primitive, violent, powerful strokes, but sensitive at the same time.


The exhibition Cioburi colorate/ Colourful Slivers is not just a peek into the dynamic personal - life of Caterina Preda, but also an attempt to demonstrate that art is in every corner of the world and within each of us.

Caterina PREDA:Colourful Slivers

September 5 - September 20, 2014

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Colony Art open its autumn season with an exhibition full of color and vitality: Caterina Preda's first artistic approach, Cioburi Colorate / Colourful Slivers. Caterina is a theorist and researcher at the Department of political science, University of Bucharest. 

 

We invite you Friday, September 5, at 7 pm, Calea Călăraşilor no. 34, to discover together Caterina Preda's artistic proposals. 

 

The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Vacanta@Colony Art

August 12 - September 4, 2014

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Vacation comes to Colony Art Gallery with a summer exhibition that brings together several artists of the interwar period and the contemporary period.

You will have the opportunity to see works by Urbanski of Nieczuja, Paul Scortesco, Vivy Vararu, Eugen Popescu, Ilie Boca, Daniela Chirion, etc.

We invite you to go along with us on vacation, Tuesday, August 12, at 7 pm, on Calea Calarasilor, no. 34.

Maia Stefana OPREA & Matei ENRIC: Unfinished

July 10 - August 10, 2014

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Colony Art Gallery presents Ne-finisat (Unfinished) an exhibition by Maia Oprea and Matei Enric. 
Thoughts, sensations, filtered, husked, conceptualized by Maia and compositions of Matei Enric. All this is translated through introspective roadmap means unconventional, experimental media. Unfinished defines a stage, from workshop to the stage of study. A type of dubufettian discourse, which brings into question the childhood period, Maia Ștefana Oprea amalgamates images and words in a Dadaist form. Childhood gestures are removed from memory and the ossuary transposed into reality in the form of ritualistic act. "Zăerc" a word game in a playful way is taken out of context and brought into actuality, purified and inserted in the short Empilement. Fragments of reality are collected by Maia and moved in an area of the imaginary, so that the image becomes the Epiphany, synesthesia, syncretic, substance. The young artist converts what she sees in a wide range of Phenomenology of the image. Matei Enric sets himself free of the temptation of study through pictorial expressionist gestures and visceral portrayals of the self. His works seem to be pure visual incantations over overlapping fragments of images or the fanzine punk art. It is not a tribute to low art, but it explores the visual area in order to experience, to disembarrass condensed substance composition well dosed, had carefully studied the characters of synthesis. The study is the essence of his art, his artistic creative, which is for the time being, if removed, will come back, but after they leave enough room range to the experiment.  - Raluca Băloiu, historian, art critic, curator 


We invite you on Thursday, July 10, at 7 pm Calea Calarasilor no. 34 to discover the artist’s universes. 
The exhibition can be visited between July 10 - August 10, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm.

 

 

Virgil PREDA: Shapes

June 12 - July 7, 2014

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Colony Art presents the exhibition Shapes by the artist Virgil Preda. 

 

Virgil Preda is part of a series of contemporary Romanian senior artists who was too little known for decades, although he had 12 personal exhibitions in the country and abroad. 

 

About his painting Virgil said: "My creation took place in three stages: the Impressionist period, between 1960 and 1985, then, between 1985 and 1988, I went towards abstraction and, from 1988 to the present, the complete abstract stage. I chose the manner of abstract expression as an intuitive way". "My signs and forms have an eminently plastic message. I used a geometric hint, to say calm, like a purified air, which sometimes has a sacred aspect. I feel that this geometric allusion comes from outside my being and approaches me to the gaze of God". - Virgil Preda, 2007

 

We invite you on Thursday, June 12, at 7 pm Calea Calarasilor no. 34, to descover Preda's shapes and signs.

 

The exhibition can be visited between June 12 - July 7, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Devis GREBU: Conversations "Squared"- second side

May 9 - June 11, 2014

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Colony Art Gallery presents Conversations "Squared"- second side by Devis Grebu. The exhibition of the painter, drawer and illustrator Devis Grebu is in fact a series of four exhibitions dedicated to all his artistic activities. Devis Grebu is a Romanian-born French citizen, a complex, full of vitality, internationally well-known artist whose work describes life's comic and tragic aspects, but less-known in Romania. This is why we are trying to bring it into the attention of the public.

We invite you on Friday, May 9, at 7 pm in Calea Calarasilor no. 34, to meet with Devis Grebu's painting, accompanied by the music of Maria Raducanu. The introduction of the artist will be made by Mr. Horia-Roman Patapievici.


The exhibition can be visited between May 9 - June 11, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Devis GREBU: Conversations "Squared"- first side

April 3 - May 7, 2014

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Colony Art Gallery presents Conversations "Squared"- first side by Devis Grebu. The exhibition of the painter, drawer and illustrator Devis Grebu is in fact a series of four exhibitions dedicated to all his artistic activities. Devis Grebu is a Romanian-born French citizen, a complex, full of vitality, internationally well-known artist whose work describes life's comic and tragic aspects, but less-known in Romania.   This is why we are trying to bring it into the attention of the public.

 

We invite you on Thursday, April 3, at 7 pm in Calea Calarasilor no. 34, to meet with Devis Grebu, accompanied by the music of Maria Raducanu. The introduction of the artist will be made by Mr. Horia-Roman Patapievici.

 

The exhibition can be visited between April 3-May 7, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm.

Nadina PASCARIU: Siemprevivas

March 6 - March 29, 2014

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Colony Art presents the exhibition Siemprevivas by the artist Nadina Pascariu: a dynamic insight into the life and the studio of the painter.  Nadina Pascariu (b. 1979), a young painter in Bucharest, graduate of a master's degree in visual arts.

 

We invite you on Thursday, March 6, at 7 pm Calea Calarasilor no. 34, to travel together through Nadine's universe. We will be accompanied by improvised saxophone music with Jak Neumann.

The exhibition can be visited from 6th to 29 March, from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 am. to 8 pm.

 

Colony Art promotes less known Romanian artists and Nadine Pascariu exhibition is the second event in of  this newly curatorial initiative.

Gheorghe MOSORESCU: Beyond

July 25, 2013 - February 25, 2014

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The Gallery opens in July 2013 with the painting exhibition Beyond signed Gheorghe Mosorescu, scenographer and painter. Mosorescu is the artistic director at Brăila Theatre and like any scenographer uses spaces, plans, books and a whole artistic imagination to create fictional parallel universes. 
 

The exhibition can be visited from July 25, 2013 to February 28, 2014, Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 8 pm. 

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