Text and Time 110


Text and Time 110, oil on canvas, 56x80 cm, 2015

New monochrome artwork of archetypal expressionism in yellow, Text and Time 110, oil on canvas, 56×80 cm, 2015.

I used three types of old archetypes for this composition: a sacred archetype, Jesus Christ; a famous cultural archetype, Mantegna’s artwork, ”The Lamentation over the Dead Christ”(I admire it since I was a teenager); another cultural archetypes, pre-historical letters/sacred signs from Central Europe all around the work, arranged in a kind of Constructivist composition (a city); an utilitarian archetype, a beautiful traditional distaff from Romania.
Mantegna’s masterpiece and the distaff seem to be situated on the sky of the city built from pre-historical letters…

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Letter to Charles Saatchi


Originally posted on The Alchemical City:

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Dear Charles Saatchi,

I’m one of the intellectuals who believe in destiny’s magic and its significant coincidences.
That’s why I think now, retrospectively, that it wasn’t a simple coincidence that the first book which influenced my vision on art as a teenager, ‘’A Concise History of Modern Painting’’, was written by a British art historian, Herbert Read, and it wasn’t a simple coincidence that I was among the first 50 international visual artists who joined Saatchi Online, a very dynamic and challenging player on the global market, since Rebecca Wilson became the director of Saatchi Gallery.

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I was born in a small Romanian city, Baia de Aramă, situated nearby Constantin Brancusi’s village, Hobiţa, and in the same region with my preferred Romanian painter, Ion Ţuculescu. After I studied for many years the art of these two Romanian masters through…

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My art is promoted by Atelier Auction from Singapore


Text and Time 100, mixed media (oil on canvas&cardboard), 70x100 cm, 2013

I’m thrilled to announce that after Lavacow, Bucharest, my art is promoted by another international auction house, Atelier Auction, from Singapore.

http://www.atelierauction.com/artists/constantin_severin.html

Atelier Auction is a relatively new online auctioneer in the South-east Asia auction industry, founded in 2013 by a young entrepreneur, Adrian Tang, Executive Director of Empire Group Holding, who became one of the fans of my art.
Empire Group Holding have managed more than 800 successful projects, both in Governmental and Private sectors, building upon a reputation in the industry as an accomplished Builder, Entrepreneur, Innovator and lastly, Mentor to many others. As an Investment Company, its main role is to acquire and establish companies related to Information Technology and currently held more than 30 unique brands and equities.

''The Orchid'' by Su Xiaohua (China)

”The Orchid” by Su Xiaohua (China)

The launch date of the upcoming auction is on 19th of May, and this
auction event will be lasting for a month till 19th of June, so the bidders will have a total month to bid for their favorite artwork(s).

http://www.atelierauction.com/home/

Don Leon, Art Coordinator of Atelier Auction selected 4 of my artworks for this auction event: ’’I chose your artwork because I see the traits of your artwork have good potential to sell in the Contemporary art market, you have a very unique exotic style of what you called archetypal expressionism. It is very decorative kind of flat image which combines great analogous colors with various beautiful textures. I would praise you as a very well-established artist.’’

''At the market place'' by V.V.Swamy (India)

”At the market place” by V.V.Swamy (India)

The artists’ portfolio of Atelier Auction international auction house is really impressive, with 23 outstanding artists from China, many of them belonging to a top art university, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (in the past five years, the staff members won hundreds of top national prizes), two artists from Singapore, another two artists from India, one from Malaysia, one from Australia, one from Venezuela, one from Dubai and another 6 artists from Europe ( Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, Spain, Slovenia and Poland ).

http://www.atelierauction.com/artists.html

It’s really amazing to be promoted for the first time on the Asian art market, in my opinion my new awarded art concept/movement, the archetypal expressionism, is fitted to the old values of the Oriental Art.

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My nominations for Artes Mundi Prize 2016


Jenny Saville-''Reverse'', 2003

Jenny Saville-”Reverse”, 2003

One of the most important international art prizes is awarded every two years by the National Museum Wales, Cardiff.

Some days ago I was invited by Jane Hughes-Wynn, Marketing and Communications Officer, to make my own nominations for the 7th edition of Artes Mundi Prize, which will take place in venues across Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, from late 2016 to early 2017( the winning artist will receive a prize of £40,000).
The shortlisted artists will also be eligible for the £30,000 Derek Williams Trust Award, that enables National Museum Wales to purchase or commission a work from one of them.

The Romanian visual artist, Mircea Cantor, was nominated in 2008 on the short list.

My nominations for Artes Mundi 7 are:

Jenny Saville (United Kingdom)

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/jenny-saville

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Tracey Tawhiao (New Zealand)

http://www.traceytawhiao.com/

https://constantinseverin.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/severins-choice-tracey-tawhiao/

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Mircea Roman (Romania)

http://mircearoman.com/

https://constantinseverin.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/severins-choice-mircea-roman/

PS

Here is the invitation I received to nominate some of the artists I like for Artes Mundi 7:

Dear Constantin Severin,

Artes Mundi is currently seeking nominations for the next iteration of its exhibition and prize, Artes Mundi 7. The nominations will close on May 15th 2015.

We invite you to nominate any contemporary visual artist you feel fulfils the requirements set out below:

Nominations can be for contemporary visual artists of any age, from anywhere in the world, who are actively making work and are already well known in their own country or region. The artists will usually have some experience of exhibiting on the international art scene, whether they are just emerging or firmly established.

To be shortlisted for the Artes Mundi Prize artists must create work that directly engages with people’s everyday lives and experiences, exploring contemporary social issues from across the globe in a way that resonates both locally and internationally.

To nominate an artist (or multiple artists) please visit : http://www.artesmundi.org/en/pressrelease/now-open-call-for-nominations

The Artes Mundi 7 Exhibition will be held in venues across Cardiff from October 2016 to February 2017.

If you would like to nominate but are unable to complete the nominations form please email Jane.Hughes-Wynn@artesmundi.org with the artist’s names and websites that you wish nominate.

Please feel free to share this call for nominations amongst your networks.

Yours faithfully
Jane Hughes-Wynn

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Romanian Soul


Romanian Soul, oil, 51x61 cm, 2015

Romanian Soul, oil, 51×61 cm, 2015

An artwork dedicated to the light of the Romanian Soul, so rich in old and overhelming traditions.

This composition was inspired by Andreea Chisăliţă, one of my teenagers friends from my home-city, Suceava, who is a very gifted and a successful singer of traditional Romanian songs.

One of Andreea’s songs on youtube:

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The Self


Text and Time 81, mixed media (oil on canvas&oil on board), 50x70 cm, 2011

THE SELF

The Self is like an exotic island, in which the luxuriant and archetypal vegetation of the unconscious is shining. All his life, the poet R. M. Rilke had an obsession to transform the outside world into a sweet, inner space, the universe of the Self.
We live in a strange world, focused on multiplicity and permanent change, which generates a fractal Self and even fractal identities. Identity is a non-linear narrative, faraway of equilibrium, dominated by fuzziness and pullbacks. Human life is a kind of love story between the Self and Time. Language is the chief connection between the Same and the Other, and the artistic achievements spreads the light of our Self, which is in love with the Other and God.
We dare to propose to the world’s artists a non-Aristotelian world, to prefer shadow to black and white, fluidity and flexibility to fixation, vagueness to certainty, smile and laughter to hate, and to practice an art based on the aesthetics of speed & nomadism, flexibility & reconfigurability, on conceptualism, interactivity, integration and immersion, on jump, intuition and synthesis, irony & urban fantasy. Such a ”Citta Intermedia of the Self” becomes a net where people are free to express their temporary trans-culture, creativity & identity, a place where even time is a matrix of creativity.
We are aware that our culture began to fuse too much artificial with the real and to create transhuman structures with ”synthetic” identities. A loss of Self may cause a major loss of love and meanings, a zombi-identity. Love is the merge of the human being with the wholeness, through the heart of the Other, but such a complex feeling is almost impossible in the presence of a surrogate Self. To avoid the dissolution of the Self in such an instable world, full of temporary tele-existences, we have to search for an equilibrium between mind and body, subject and object, material and spiritual life, for a continuity of the important pillars of our identity: love, language, and nature.

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Magic: being in the same auction event with my Master, Ion Ţuculescu


Text and Time 68, oil on canvas, 100x70 cm (39,4x27,6 inch), 2009

Text and Time 68, oil on canvas, 100×70 cm (39,4×27,6 inch), 2009

One of my artworks, Text and Time 68, belonging to the Archetypal Expressionism series, was included in a special selection, entitled AVANT-GARDE TO ULTRA CONTEMPORARY, by LAVACOW international auction house for its next event, April 29, 9 pm EEST:

http://lavacow.com/current-auctions/avant-garde-to-ultra-contemporary-11-2015/text-and-time-68.html

My artwork on Barnebys, France:

https://www.barnebys.fr/ventes/?q=&r1%5B0%5D=0&a%5B0%5D=526&c=0&o=45

My artwork was featured by Barnebys.de, like all the other two which have been selected for Lavacow auction events:

https://www.barnebys.de/auktionen/objekte/196184597/constantin-severin-text-and-time-68/

The star of this auction event is my Master, Ion Ţuculescu, the Romanian painter who is, in my opinion, a World Master of the Archetypal Expressionism, my new awarded concept/movement invented at the beginning of this century:

http://archetypalexpressionism.com/

Lavacow is the first auction house dedicated to Emerging European Art.

ENIGMATIC BIRDS, a masterpiece by Ion Ţuculescu

ENIGMATIC BIRDS, a masterpiece by Ion Ţuculescu

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