Cristian Pentelescu

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Cristian Pentelescu

Monumental by vision and not necessarily by size, the works displayed by Cristian Pentelescu bring together abstract routes and recognisable shapes, shining surfaces and areas where the material was assaulted, defeated and stopped in its ascending tracks, broken or cut off shapes which beg for mental extensions and prolonged shapes closing on themselves, ephemeral separations or combinations difficult to argument and maintain, a world switching between the real and unreal, between concrete and metaphor, between the admiration recourse and known shapes and a highly filtered, even censored inventiveness.

Date and place of birth: December 25, 1958, Arad



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING:


 


1985 – Graduate of the Cluj-Napoca Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture Section, the class of Prof. Artur Vetro


1990 – Member of the Union of Fine Artists


 


1990 – Sculpture teacher at the “N. Tonitza” High School of Fine Arts Bucharest



2010 – Doctor of Visual Arts



Exhibitions within the Country:



1977–1983, takes part in county exhibitions in Arad


 


1983–1985, exhibitions in Cluj-Napoca


 


1984–2010, takes part in republican, municipal, exhibitions, small sculpture salons and sculpture drawing salons



Group Exhibitions within the Country:



2014 – Bucharest - Brancusi Hall - Parliament – Arts Salon 5th Edition - Reasons


 


         – Bucharest - Brancusi Hall - Parliament – Autumn Salon


 


         – Bucharest - ARTS IN BUCHAREST 2014 – Simeza Gallery


 


         – Bucharest – WINTER SALON 2014 – Simeza Gallery


 


2013 – Cluj–Bistrita, Art Museum, Fire Arts



         – Sibiu – Astra Museum, Contemporary Art Exhibition


 


         – Bucharest - Simeza, Engraving – Sculpture Salon



         – Bucharest - Brancusi Hall - Parliament - Arts Salon 4th Edition - Reasons



         – Bucharest – Winter Salon 2012 OBJECT-PRESENT



         – Bucharest - ARTS IN BUCHAREST 2012



2012 – Bucharest, Caminul Artei, Bucharest Salons



         – Bucharest, Simeza Gallery, Sculpture Salon


         – Chisinau – Moldova Salons


         – Unexpected mix of art works – Veroniki Art Gallery - Bucharest


2012 – Exhibition of the Sculptors of the “Nicolae Tonitza” High School of Fine Arts – Constanta Art Museum


 


2011 – Bucharest – Caminul Artei – Sacred Art Exhibition



         – Autumn Salon, Bucharest – Simeza


 


         – Art Biennial in Arad, Meeting Point, 3rd Edition – Itinerary Exhibition Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia


 


2010–2011 – Small sculpture salon, Bucharest


2009 – Art Biennial in Arad, Meeting Point, 2nd Edition – Itinerary Exhibition Hungary, Czech Republic and Croatia


2003–2009 – Exhibition of the Sculptors of the “Nicolae Tonitza” High School of Fine Arts


 


1996 –Orizont Gallery, Bucharest


1988 – Wood Sculpture, Dalles Hall, Bucharest


1983–1984 – participation in student exhibitions, Cluj-Napoca


Group Exhibitions Abroad:



1993–1995 – Ravenna, Italy



1993 – Copenhagen, Denmark


 


1994 – Geneva, Switzerland



1992 – Abenraa, Denmark


Personal Exhibitions:


 


2015 – Senso Gallery Bucharest


 


2014 – Tulcea Art Museum


 


2013 – Constanta Art Museum


2010 – Triade Gallery, Timisoara


2010 – Delta Gallery, Arad


1994 – Geneva, Switzerland


1991 – Galateea Hall, Bucharest


Sculpture Symposiums within the Country:


 


2013 – Targu Jiu – Brancusiana – marble (120x60x39 cm)


2011 – Pitesti, marble (300x140x80 cm)


2009 – Pitesti, marble (280x120x80 cm)


2008 – 2012 – Aiud, marble (60x50x70 cm)


2007 – Dragasani, Rm. Valcea, marble (190x160x80 cm)


2006 – Baia-Mare, stone (300x140x140 cm)


2006 – Cluj-Napoca, marble (200x100x80 cm)


2005 – Pitesti, marble (140x150x200 cm)


2005 – Balaci, marble (330x140x100 cm)


2004 – Balaci, marble (310x90x100 cm)


2000 – Bucharest, marble (260x120x150 cm)


1996 – Oarba de Mures, stone (230x100x80 cm)


1990 – Lazarea, stone (100x90x80 cm)


1988 – Covasna, wood (350x120x140 cm)


1987 – Sângeorz-Bai, marble (150x80x70 cm)


1985 – Oarba de Mures, stone (130x120x70 cm)


Sculpture Symposiums Abroad:


 


2007 – Majdanpek, Serbia, metal (small fine arts)


2007 – Macedonia, drwaing


2006 – Viena, Austria, stone (150x110x60 cm)


2005 – Mersin, Turkey, stone (300x140x140 cm)


2004 – Castelraimondo, Italy, Carrara marble (200x100x100 cm)


Publicly Displayed Monumental Works:


 


2011 – “I. L. Caragiale” - Bucharest, bronze, 95 cm


2008 – “N. Teodorescu” - Braila, bronze, 90 cm


2007 – “Dobrin”, bronze, Pitesti, 130 cm


2007 – “Radu de la Afumati”, Targoviste Contest


2006 – “Marcela Penes”, bronze, Bucharest, 120 cm


1991 – “Stefan cel Mare”, bronze, Cernauti, 110 cm


Reliefs:


 


2010 – “Margareta Sterian”, Bucharest, commemorative plate


2002 – “I. Mihalache”, bronze, PNT Headquarters, Bucharest


2002 – “I. Maniu”, bronze, PNT Headquarters, Bucharest 



Awards:


1988 – Award for Sculpture, Republican Youth Salon, Dalles Hall, Bucharest



Works in Private Collections: Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, France, Portugal, USA.