Costel Iacob

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Costel Iacob

Time seems to stand still in Costel Iacob’s works, a vulnerable Sagrada Familia found shelter under a glass bell without a thought for Gaudi, while the Travel Machine – actually, the sounding board of a violin where the pieces necessary for the suggested incursions were placed with tidiness and ultimate order – entices all whom it may concern – connoisseurs, art enthusiasts, daredevils, music lovers, visionaries, explorers, simple or extremely complicated people – to choose the place and the time for embarking on a voyage. The artist has organized with justification and responsibility. Only the bow of a violin virtuoso is now required to leave behind nostalgias and to restore the travellers’ resolute assuranceDoina Pauleanu PhD, art critic and director of the Constanta Art Museum.

Born on April 6, 1952 in Bucharest.



Graduate of the “Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest – Sculpture Section, class of 1985, the class of Professor Vladimir Predescu. UAP member since 1990.



PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:


2013 –Simeza Gallery, Bucharest – “Frozen Time”


1996 – Orizont Gallery, Bucharest



GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2014 – Biennial of Decorative Arts - Bucharest; Arts in Bucharest, Urban Explorations


1994 – 101 „Wooster Street” Gallery, New York - USA


1993 – „Sallon International d’Art”, Séte – France


1993 – ACADEMIA DI ROMANIA, Roma - Italy


1992 – Saga, Grand Palais, Paris - France; „Moderne Kunst” Gallery, Erlangen – Germany


1990 – „Artistes à la Bastille”


1985 – to date, took part in another 61 important annual exhibitions, from UAP galleries and other galleries



AWARDS:


1994 – Scholarship from the “Giorgio Cini” Foundation, Venice, Italy


1999 – ART SALON Award, Bucharest


2001 – ARTUBORG Award, ambient-installations


2001 – UAP Award for Ambient-Installation, ARTUBORG


2014 – Prize for Metal, Biennial for Decorative Arts



PUBLIC MONUMENTAL ART WORKS:


2007 – “Structure”, Sibiu


2004 – “Structure”, Bacilly, France


2001 – “Sphere”, ARTUBORG, Bucharest


1995 – “Homage”, Oarba de Mures



Founder of the Sculpture Section and participant in the Visual Art Fair, Bucharest, editions 1998, 1999, 2000.


57 works found in private collections in USA, Italy, France, Cyprus, Sweden, Luxemburg, Germany and another 21 in collections in Romania