Paul Timofei : “Houses in Bucharest” at Romană Art Gallery

Romană Art Gallery  is pleased to present the exhibition “Houses of Bucharest” by painter Paul Timofei. The opening is on Tuesday, November 21, starting at 19:00, in bd. Lascăr Catargiu, no. 1, sector 1, Bucharest (Piața Romană). The exhibition will be held on the cymas of the “Romană Art Gallery”, Bucharest , from 21st of November to 8th of December 2017.


Concerned about the landscape in general, the artist proposes significant works from 2007 – 2017, which have as a theme the old houses of the city and their ambience. After the school of Rome, with which he has been in contact for two years as scholar Vasile Pârvan, the old Bucharest is regarded with admiration, gravity and nostalgia, becomes a valuable and fertile subject, painted with the clear intention of preserving the memory of the things that do not have still perished.


poster of the exhibition



“(…) In the paintings of Paul Timofei there is a proximity between Rome and Bucharest through ruins. Prestigious ruins, admired by a whole world in the case of Rome and, of course, some modest in the case of Bucharest, but still beautiful. And it is precisely this that makes Paul Timofei, through his art: to grasp the beauty of these ruins,  which he returns to their true splendors. (…) An approach that can be defined as a work of patrimony recovery. “(Th. Paleologu)


“(…) The landscapes of Paul Timofei are emblems of a place, although the preferred perfection rule here does not imply the ancestry of common pleasure. A church near a house where the kings were living, the green structures of the vine and the ivy, private enclosures, all set in an insufficient setting. In fact, a radicalism of the choice separating this urban props from the rest of the caducous, the contemporary ballast. ”

“(…) The landscapes of Bucharest appear as an essential Rome, with the air of a poorly dead nature, but without the power of rebirth. Paul Timofei proposes their ultimate contemplation, a final impasse where ruined edifices, black embrasures, houses with columns, fronton and Roman statue, where the beauty and good of a city are closely related to disaster and crime. ” (B. Vlăduţă)


Romană Gallery in Bucharest 1, Boulevard Lascăr Catargiu, nr 1 (Romană Square)


Finally, the exhibition, which includes more than 25 works, may be the answer to the question:  How does a painter see Bucharest ?

The program of the exhibition is:

Monday to Friday: 10: 00-18: 00; Saturday: 10: 00-15: 00

Partners: Catena pentru artă.

Media partners: Senso TV, Evenimentul Zilei, Jurnalul Bucureștiului, Intell News, Modernism, Agenția de carte.

Author: Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, Senior Editor at Culture at the Intell News agency as well as at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului, who are media partners with “Romană Art Gallery” from Bucharest.   19th of November 2017

About Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu 125 Articles
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.