Constantin Severin

 

 

(Roumanie, Romania, Rumänien)

 

 

 

 

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Constantin Severin was born on the 8th of February 1952, in Baia de Arama, Romania.

 

He is a visual artist, member of the International Art Group 3rd Paradigm, together with the artists Adrian Bayreuther,  Alberto D’Assumpcao, Olga Dmytrenko, Izabella Pavlushko and of European Artists Association, Velbert, Germany. His art is represented by Opera Gallery, Budapest. He is also a writer, member of the Romanian Writers’ Union, represented by

 

Bodtker Yuniku Agency, Oslo. Free art studies.

 

                             

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From 1991 to 2004 he worked as a journalist for different Romanian publications, but also for BBC and Free Europe radio. Currently Constantin Severin works at the County’s Library of Bucovina  »I.G. Sbiera », Suceava.

 

He has published over 800 articles, essays and interviews on culture, art theory and criticism, as well as on other issues of Romanian and international interest. He is the theorist and promoter of  archetypal expressionism and of post -literature, in essays published on the site of the well known Saatchi Gallery, London. The first concept concerns contemporary art, the latter the philosophy of culture.

 

 

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Visual artist

 

 

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Solo exhibitions

 

 »Text and Time », September 2004, The Bucovina Museum Complex, Suceava, Romania, (promoted by the EuroNews cultural Agenda);

 

 »The Signs of the Time », November 2004, The NahVision Art Gallery in Stuttgart, Germany (also promoted by the EuroNews Agenda).

 

 »Time’s Metaphors », February 2006, The Velea (TransArt) Art Gallery in Bacau, Romania.

 

 »Matrioshka Identities », February 2007, Art Gallery of the  »Stephen the Great » University, Suceava, Romania.

 

 

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 »The Alchemical City », January 2009, Lascar Vorel Art Gallery of the Romanian Artists Union, Piatra Neamt, Romania (promoted by EuroNews TV channel, Rendez-vous cultural magazine).

 

 »My Archetypal Suceava City », April 2009, Dalype Gallery, Oslo, Norway.

 

 »Archetypal Expressionism », online show, April 2009,  Design Gallery, University of Massachussets, USA, curated by the artist Lily Yang.

 

 »Text and Time. The Archetypal Expressionism », November-December 2009, Museum of Visual Art, Galati, Romania; curator: Dan Basarab Nanu, director of the Museum of Visual Art Galati.

 

 »Totem. In memoriam Ion Ţuculescu », June 2010, Museum of Art, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania; curator: Maria Bălăceanu, director of the museum.

 

 

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Group exhibitions, international art projects

 

 

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International  Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland, April 2005.

 

National Museum of History, Chisinau, Republic of Moldavia, June 2006.

 

Stanzwerk Bochum, Germany, June-July 2007,  art symposium organized by European Artists Association.

 

 

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Mount Beacon Fine Art Gallery, New York, January-February 2009, together with other 50 international artists, group show organized by Mirca Art Group, curator Carla Goldberg, NY.

 

International Art Center  »George Apostu », Bacau, Romania, group show  »The Wineyard and the Wine », February 2009,  organized by the museum/art gallery of art brut Galerie de 4 coins, France, curated by the founder of the museum, the French artist Luis Marcel.

 

Marseille Project Gallery, Marseille, France,  »Spring Projection » project, March 2009,

together with other 34 international artists.

 

                                             

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TransCultural Exchange, Boston, Little Gallery New York, The International Exquisite Corps Project by Mary Corey March, April 2009, together with other 18 international artists from 12 countries.

 

Design Gallery, University of Massachussets, Boston Cyberarts Festival, April 2009, DSL Cyber MOCA in Second Life,  »TransForm »international  project, curated by Lily&Honglei.

 

Opera Gallery, Budapest, May 2009, group exhibition by artists from the 27 member states of the EU.

 

 »Constantin Severin & the Archetypal Expressionism », talk-show, PLUS TV, Suceava, Romania, October 2009.

 

UNESCO Ambassador of eurointegration through art. Excellence Award offered by the City Hall of Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania. Founder of Archetypal Expressionism Group on ARTMESH (42 international artists). Works published by  »Freedom & art », Art book Project-Mirca Art Group-Skogas, Sweden (An Art Happening), 2008; Art book printed by the Museum of Art from Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania and art catalogue made by the Museum of Visual Art, Galati, Romania. Included in  »The illustrated dictionnary of beaux arts in Moldova-1800 to 2010 », published by the art critic Valentin Ciucă, Art XXI publishing house, Iaşi, 2011. Included through a selection made by 5 international art curators in the art book  »International Contemporary Artists », ICA Publishing, New York, 2011, by Eve Lemonidou (art critic, art collector and curator) and Olga Antoniadou (art historian and curator). Artworks in public (The Museum of Art and History Suceava, Romania, The Museum of Art Piatra Neamt, Romania and The Museum of Art Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania) and private collections from Romania, Germany, USA, Finland, Norway, Canada, Switzerland, Ukraine, Italy, Great Britain, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Constantin Severin – The Writer

 

Works:

 

‘’The Sunday of Things Real » (poetry), Junimea Publishing House, Iasi, Romania, 1984;

 

 »Wall and Neutrino » (poetry, bilingual edition-Romanian/English, translated by Liviu Martinescu), Vlasie Publishing House, Pitesti, Romania, 1994; the poem was included as such in the anthology of  »Contemporary Romanian Poetry » by Marin Mincu, Pontica Publishing House, 2000 and some fragments in the antology ‘’Gefährliche Serpentinen. Rumänische Lyrik der Gegenwart, mit einem Nachwort ‘’ by Dieter Schlesack, Edition Drukhaus, Berlin 1998; the poem won The Bucovina Cultural Foundation Awards;

 

 »Wall and Neutrino. The Poet in New York », Minerva Publishing House, London, 1997; translation by Liviu Martinescu;

 

 »Improvisations on armonic key » (poetry), Axa Publishing House, Botosani, Romania, 1998;

 

 »The Axolotl » (poetry), Masina de Scris Publishing House, Bucharest, 1998; the first renga (renku) book in the Romanian literature, bilingual edition-Romanian/English, translation by Liviu Martinescu; some of his renga poems translated into Spanish by Joaquin Garrigos have been published by ‘’Cuadernos del Ateneo’’, 2005, in a special issue dedicated to the Romanian literature; book awarded by the Bucovina Cultural Foundation, 1999;

 

 »The Alchemical City » (selected poems), Dacia Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2002; awarded by the Bucovina Cultural Foundation, 2003;

 

 »The Sacred Empire. Monasteries and churches in Northern Moldavia »(essays), Paralela 45 Publishing House, Pitesti, Romania, 2003.

 

 »Esto’s Lover » (novel), Curtea Veche Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania, 2010.

 

 »Improvisations on armonic key » (poetry, Opera Omnia), Tipo Moldova publishing house, Iasi, 2011.

 

His poems have been published by major Romanian, Spanish, American, British, Japanese and Belgian literary magazines.

 

Awards

 

The haiku poetry award offered by Daily Yomiuri newspaper, Japan,1996. The award for cultural journalism given by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, 1998. The award for cultural journalism given by the City Hall and the County Council of Suceava, 2001. Naji Naaman Honorary Award for the whole activity, Lebanon, 2010. Honorary member of Maison Naaman pour la Culture.

 

 

Blog: http://constantinseverin.wordpress.com/

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