Dan Constantinescu

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Pictura

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Dan Constantinescu

The Pictograms exhibition, opened by Dan Constantinescu (whom an emeritus colleague has called, a long time ago, the Crane) at the Senso Gallery, retreads an initiation route investigated and traversed with trepidation by the artist. In the Egyptian writing and decoration – since this is the culture and the civilisation about which the author is meditating-while he is painting – the signs-words, recognisable, thus figurative, designate ideas. This type of ciphering attracted him so strongly, that the artist allowed himself to appeal to entire fields of signs in order to convey his messages, pertinently and insistently.

Born on 3 June 1950 in Bucharest. Graduate of the “Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts, class of 1973, class of professor Corneliu Baba. “Theodor Aman” creation scholarship, 1975-1977. Member of the Visual Artists Union of Romania.



Prizes:


2002 – 3rd prize, Municipal Salon, Bucharest


2003 - Nominated for the Prize for painting of UAP Romania


2004 - Nominated for the Prize for painting of UAP Romania “Cultural merit with the rank of officer” Romania



Personal exhibitions in his country and abroad:


1976 – Workshop Hall 35, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest


1977, 1978 - Arts Amphitheatre Gallery, Bucharest


1977 - Art Gallery, Targu Jiu


1980, 1984 - Bucharest Municipality Gallery


1984 - Foresto Gallery, Geneva - Switzerland


1986 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest


1989 – Romanian Art Museum, Bucharest


1990 - Forum Cultural Centre, Saint Gratien-France; Dame Blanche Gallery, Possy-France


1992 - Apollo Gallery, Bucharest


1993 - Ludicke Diener Gallery, Würzburg-Germany


1995 - Cercul Militar, Bucharest; Cupola Gallery, Iasi


1997 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest; Romanian Cultural Centre, Paris-France; ArtExpo Gallery 3/4 Floor, National Theatre, Bucharest


1998 - Aleksandrov Museum, Russia


1999 - Romanian Parliament, C. Brancusi Hall, Bucharest


2002 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest


2003 - Art Museum, Iasi


2004 - Fundatiei Gallery, Bucharest


2005 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest


2007 –N.N. Tonitza Gallery, Barlad; Dana Gallery, Iasi


2010 –Galateca Gallery, Bucharest


2011 – Art Museum, Constanta


2013-2014 –Palatele Brancovenesti Cultural Centre, Mogosoaia


2015 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest



Group exhibitions organized in his country and abroad:


1978 - Athena, Thessaloniki-Greece


1979 - Plovdiv-Bulgaria and Budapest-Hungary


1980 - Rodolfzell-Germany


1985 - Frankfurt-Germany


1989, 1994 - Beijing-China


1991 - Istanbul-Turkey; Expo Art Libre Gallery, Paris-France; Art Museum of Malines-Belgium; Drouot Richelieu Exhibition (bid), Paris-France


1992 - Bernaerts Gallery, Malines-Belgium


1996 - Sluis-the Netherlands


1998 - T.I.A.V. National Art Museum, Bucharest


1999 - T.I.A.V. Muzeul Cotroceni, Bucharest; Romanian Academy, Rome-Italy


2000 - Caré D'Or Gallery, Paris-France; T.I.A.V Circul de Stat, Bucharest


2001 - T.I.A.V. National Theatre, Bucharest


2002 - T.I.A.V. Bucharest


2003 - B.E.R.D. Bucharest


2004 - Sankt Petersburg, Moscow-Russia


2005 – Tokyo-Japan


2009 –Bucharest Municipality Galleries



Art salons opened abroad:


1990, 1991, 1992 – The Grand Palais autumn salon, Paris-France


1991 - The 20th Art Salon of Montmorency, France