„Obsessive Confessions”: the painter Marius Barb Barbone at Artoteca Gallery from Bucharest

„Obsessive Confessions” is an art exhibition recommended by Intell News Romania in English. Between April 15 to May 12, 2021, Artoteca Gallery from Bucharest will host the personal painting exhibition of the artist Marius Barb Barbone, „Obsessive Confessions”. The painter Marius Barb is member of the Visual Artists’ Union from Romania as well as the current president of the Painting Branch from Bucharest. Since 2009 he is a University Lecturer. PhD at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, the Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Design department. Consigned by Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu for the Intell News page in English, April 9, 2021

Between April 15 to May 12, 2021Artoteca Gallery from Bucharest will host the personal painting exhibition of the artist Marius Barb Barbone, „Obsessive Confessions”. The painter Marius Barb is member of the Visual Artists’ Union from Romania as well as the current president of the Painting Branch from Bucharest. Since 2009 he is a University Lecturer PhD at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, the Faculty of Decorative Arts and Design, Design department.

 

Collage: „Obsessive Confessions” is an art exhibition recommended by Intell News Romania in English; poster of the personal painting exhibition „Obsessive Confessions”: the painter Marius Barb Barbone at Artoteca Gallery from Bucharest; the artist Barbone in his studio.

 

 

,, For Marius Barb, the approach to mythology through the chosen subjects is a second nature, the first being, without a doubt, that of an artist. His artworks draw attention due to their organization, chromatics and solutions, but they seduce thanks to the meanings with which the proposed visual signs are endowed. If some time ago I noticed that the artist surprises every time his artworks are displayed in galleries, in recent years, he confirms with each of the projects he undertakes. After the solo graphics show, Veterotestamentar, in which he approached the myth of the fall in both the gnoseological and angelic way, in the painting exhibition Obsessive Confessions, the artist approaches the theme of temptation, seen more from the perspective of the myth of the Flyer, than from the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, though he kept the idea of wings and the serpent. Interesting from an iconographic point of view is the fact that the theme, as it was treated, has no moral or pejorative connotations. In this project, Barbone, as the artist signs, equates temptation with seduction and the loss of innocence, as a natural process of life, not as an act of incrimination or accident. Moreover, according to the discussions with him, the works are based on personal experiences and feelings, with universal connotations, however. The identification of the painter himself with the seducer is in fact the guarantee of the benign who dominates his canvases and triumphs in his project. “

Mihai Plămădeală, art critic

 

Poster of the personal painting exhibition „Obsessive Confessions”: the painter Marius Barb Barbone at Artoteca Gallery from Bucharest

 

 

„Obsessive Confessions” is an art exhibition recommended by Intell News Romania in English.

Consigned by Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu for the Intell News page in English, April 9, 2021

Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, Romanian artist, affiliations: titular member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration- AFAPRR (also media adviser of AFAPRR Steering Committee) of the Romanian Fine Arts Union, member Visarta(the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society), elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022; in secondary also cultural journalist : Senior Editor of the Intell News press agency and coordinator of the culture pages (in Romanian and English, named Intell News Romania), Senior Editor of the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului, annalist Commentator of the newspaper Ultima Oră.
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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 in Bucharest. In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest , the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (Constantine the Great and Christianity) at professor LIGIA BARZU. In 1991 I graduated Art School , Painting section, with TITU DRAGUTESCU. I painted sacred pictures from 1990, in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. In the period 2004-2016, I had the honor to have the encouragements, the advices, the friendship of the Master PAUL GHERASIM(1925-2016), my mentor, the founder of the "Prolog" group. During the period 1992-1994 I was artistic advisor at Coleus contemporary art gallery . I am titular member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration - AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania from April 17, 2019, admitted by contest, as well as I was trainee member during the period 2016-2019, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Visual Artists’ Union from Romania(UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania. From 2014 I am member Visarta( from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society. I had 4 Personal Exhibitions with sacred art, organized by UAP from Romania- Visual Artists’ Union from Romania, in Bucharest (2001, 2003, 2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery), also another two at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008), Sabion Gallery in Bucharest(2019, together with Cristina Georgescu). I had also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The icons, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I won some prizes in Italy and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy(Pompeii, Pisa, Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bari, Viadana, Mantua), but also in France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland; in secondary also I am cultural journalist: from May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at Culture (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucureştiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper, which has been called since April 2020 the Jurnalul Bucureştiului ,,Le Petit Parisien”, with a different leadership and a different format. From 1st of November 2015 to 31st of December 2016 I was Contributing Editor and Thematic Advisor at News Agency Lacasuri Ortodoxe and Press service LO News. From 1st of January 2016 I am Senior Editor of the Intell News(Global news, press and event analysis) and coordinator of the Culture pages (in Romanian and English, named Intell News Romania). From May 3, 2019, I am also publisher commentator at the newspaper Ultima Oră.