My art was featured by CASA LUX magazine, Romania


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My art was featured by the September edition of the prestigious CASA LUX monthly magazine, the first glossy magazine in Romania, with over 100,000 readers for every issue.
The two pages dedicated to my art are signed by a well-known cultural journalist (art, theatre and movie critic) and poet, Marina Roman,from Bucharest.

Marina Roman

Marina Roman

Today, the 1st of September 2014, the editorial team of CASA LUX, with Cristina Stoica as an editor in chief, celebrates 20 years since the magazine was founded. The publication belongs to the famous Burda International media group, with over 230 magazines in Central and Eastern Europe.

LIBERTATEA DE A CUNOAŞTE ŞI CREDINŢA ÎN A FI

Timpul istoric nu există pentru Constantin Severin. Arta lui este o manifestare a Timpului absolut – trăire simultană în illo tempore şi în prezentul continuu. În fastuoasele monocromii din ciclul Ierarhia Luminii, în spectaculoasele dezvoltări de culoare din ciclul Text şi Timp el actualizează elemente de identitate ale culturilor noastre stră¬vechi – Gumelniţa, Hamangia, Cucuteni – şi le pune în dialog cu operele maeştrilor pentru a rodi contexte noi, capabile să emoţioneze acum şi aici. Prin ceea ce poate părea un gest re¬cuperator sau integrator în sens postmodern se realizează, în fapt, consubstanţializarea arhetipului cu sinele creator, dar şi cu cel receptor, într-un act de iubire desăvârşită. Artistul are tentaţia de a călători, vertical, spre origini şi vocaţia desco¬peririi, în înalt, a rădăcinilor. Reuşeşte să coboare mintea în inimă, să fie şi conceptual, şi emoţional. Iar datorită rigorii cu care administrează spaţiul pânzei, lucrările sale îi dau privito¬rului senzaţia de monumental.
Despre ciclul Copiii lui Gauguin, Constantin Severin, autorul şi promotorul unui nou curent în artă, expresionismul arhetipal, mărturiseşte că este un gest de afecţiune culturală. Încărcat de simbol, Tahiti este locul geometric în care amintirile noastre se contopesc cu memoria universală: imaginarul nu este nici consecinţă, nici construct al experienţelor din real, ci, şuntând realitatea, îi dă omului, chiar înainte de a fi artist, harul de „creator de fantasme“.

THE FREEDOM TO KNOW AND THE FAITH IN BEING

Historical time does not exist for Constantin Severin. His art is a manifestation of absolute time – simultaneously living in illo tempore and in the present continuous. In the sumptuous monochromes from the Hierarchy of Light cycle and in the spectacular color developments from the Text and Time cycle, he updates identity elements of our ancient cultures – Gumelniţa, Hamangia and Cucuteni – and puts them in dialogue with works of the masters to engender new contexts capable of stirring emotions here and now. In what may seem a gesture of recuperation or integration, in a postmodern understanding, is achieved in fact the consubstantiation of the archetype and the creative as well as the receiving self, in an act of perfect love. The artist is tempted to travel vertically toward the origins and shows the calling for discovery of roots in the highest. He manages to plunge the mind into the heart, to be both conceptual and emotional. And because of the rigor with which he administers the canvas, his works give the viewer the feeling of monumental.
About Gauguin’s Children cycle, Constantin Severin, author and promoter of a new trend in art – archetypal expressionism, confesses it is a gesture of cultural affection. Laden with symbolism, Tahiti is the locus where personal memories blend with universal memory: the imaginary is neither a consequence, nor a construct of real live experiences while bypassing reality it gives man, even before being an artist, the grace of being a “creator of phantasms”.

Marina ROMAN

English version by Dan Nicolae Popescu

Marina Roman
is a Romanian journalist, specialized, since 1982, in the field of culture. She graduated from the University of Theatre and Film “I.L.Caragiale” in Bucharest (1980). Print media, radio and TV, she works with the same pleasure as editor, deputy editor or general secretary of the editorial. She is also Ph.D at the Hyperion University in Bucharest (Romania), teaching Television. Her doctoral thesis (published in a volume) is entitled: “Theatrical Ambiguity and Liturgical Finality in Andrei Tarkovski’s Work”.
Marina Roman has a rich activity as an art critic and art and promoter of art, interested to promote young talented artists. Her faith is that art means emotion: only the emotion can reach those who art is intended. According to her faith, Marina Roman is a poet: her recent book of poetry, “Fascinating Medusa, being a successful one.

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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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