”Hierarchy of Light”, my first solo show of monochrome painting


My first solo show of monochrome painting, ”Hierarchy of Light”, from Bucharest, Elite Art Gallery, 4-16 October 2013, was a very successful event and a turning point for my artistic biography.
The curator of the exhibition was a well-known art critic and writer, Corneliu Ostahie, who noticed that I have chosen the most difficult way of making monochrome painting but in the same time the most provokative and successful in the long term.

Text and Time 95, oil on canvas, 70x90 cm, 2013

Text and Time 95, oil on canvas, 70×90 cm, 2013

The exhibition was also presented by Prof. Dr. Maria Ana Tupan, from the University of Bucharest and the National University of Arts Bucharest, who pointed out the importance of the cultural archetypes in my art and the new and fresh vision and concept, the archetypal expressionism, I brought on the national and international art scene.


Over 60 enthusiastic art lovers, journalists, art collectors joined the opening on the 4th of October and I had the privilege to notice the surprise and joy on their faces, some of them told me they never saw a solo show of monochrome painting in Bucharest.


My bifrons painting/installation ”Janus”was among the most successful artworks from my exhibition and most of the art lovers told me this was an unique idea. Two of my best artworks, ”Text and Time 95”(oil on canvas, 70×90 cm, 2013) and ”Text and Time 91”(oil on canvas, 50×90 cm, 2012), from the central panel of the solo show, are now in the private collection of one of the most important and influential art collectors in Romania.

Text and Time 91

Text and Time 91

The television SENSO TV from Bucharest dedicated a short but relevant movie to my solo show, ”Hierarchy of Light”, made by Bodgana Contras, and you may admire it on youtube,

The writer and art critic Paula Romanescu published an impressive article about my exhibition in Viata Medicala,


Radio AS Suceava dedicated it a talk show, moderated by Calin Barleanu,


A lot of Romanian newspapers and other media wrote about this event:














About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin (constantinseverin.ro) is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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