Severin’s Choice: Ciprian Udrescu


Humans at Work, oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2015.

Humans at Work, oil on canvas, 60×80 cm, 2015.

Texts about the artist:

“Ciprian Udrescu searches thoroughly and graphically interrogates anything:
horses, insects or space creatures, streets and roofs, studio corners and his
own person. He places himself in a permanent state of capturing a significant
vision out of the daily images. He is one of the few drawers who renders with
organic easiness (even surgical, I would say), the perspectival relations
between forms. He is acute like an engraving needle, which could very well
stand as his badge.”
Aurelia Mocanu, art critic.

To Shy, oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2015

To Shy, oil on canvas, 60×80 cm, 2015

“Ciprian’s notebooks’’

‘’I do know Ciprian since he was a student. He was, as we say in
Romanian, mute like a swan. He drew more than anyone else,
communicating immensely, but only through his drawings.
Like we, common people, choose different topics in our
conversations, he chose different subjects in his notebooks, worked
one subject, then changed to another. One can see in those
mesmerizing notebooks, which they themselves are also handmade
by him, a world of subjects, of thoughts.
What the public can see in a exhibition presenting Ciprian’s works is
just the peak of an iceberg, small but so powerful! I am one of the
lucky ones who could see more of the whole, giant world of his
leonardesque notebooks ( an yes, I do mean it, this comparison with
Leonardo. The only difference is that this is a different era…).
Everything is present in these notebooks: nature, human body,
dreams, fantastic creatures, friendship, love. Drawing, text, collage,
photo, painting but mostly drawing. Line is always his language,
even when he paints. I am grateful to be a witness of his great gift.
Thank you, Ciprian!”
Stela Lie, Associate professor, UNArte (National University of Arts)
Bucharest, Romania

You will do as I say, oil on canvas, 60x80cm, 2015.

You will do as I say, oil on canvas, 60x80cm, 2015.

Plans within plans, oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2015

Plans within plans, oil on canvas, 60×80 cm, 2015

Page from Study Notebook 1

Page from Study Notebook 1

Page from Study Notebook 2

Page from Study Notebook 2

Page from Study Notebook 3

Page from Study Notebook 3

Selfportrait, oil on paper, 50x65 cm, 2013

Selfportrait, oil on paper, 50×65 cm, 2013

ABOUT THE ARTIST (BIO):

Ciprian Udrescu was born in 1982 in Bucharest, Romania.
He graduated from the National University of Arts in Bucharest – UNArte,
(graphics department), in 2005 and got his Master’s Degree at the same
University in 2007.
Besides painting, drawing and engraving, Ciprian also successfully creates
digital art, having two projects in ‘Best 200 Digital Artists Worldwide Luerzer`s
Archive’ (2014-2015, 1012-2013).
We invite you to discover a profound, disciplined artist, who studies to
exhaustion, often refining his ideas during several years.
Some of his study books have been shown in his solo exhibition “Plans within
Plans”, a very interesting detail for those who are not yet familiar with his
work.

Selection of exhibitions and prizes:

2014 One of Best 200 Digital Artists Worldwide Luerzer`s Archive 2014-2015
2013 one of Best 200 Digital Artists Worldwide Luerzer`s Archive 2012-2013
2013 Illustrations for “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen Art Publishing House
2012 Group exhibition “Engraving Salon”, second edition, Simeza Gallery
2007 Group exhibition “Transmissionen 3″ Stuttgart (DE),Bucharest (RO)
2005 Group exhibition” Lettres et livres”, Anaid art Gallery, Bucharest
2003 Group exhibition “Small Engraving Bienalle”, Chamaliers, France
2000 International Youth Graphics Biennale, Honorary Award, Torun, Poland
2000 International Arts Contest for Youth “Open Doors”, Special Prize,
Giurgiu, Romania
2015 May-June. Solo Exhibition: “Plans Within Plans” (painting & drawing) @
Artfooly, The Slice of Art Gallery. Bucharest, Romania
October-December. Group Exhibition: “MUS1C” (digital art) @ Artfooly,
Slice of Art Gallery. Bucharest, Romania

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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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