Severin’s Choice: Ion Bolocan

The Thinking

Artist Statement:
“A sculptor lives through his works, and that is why each one of his creations is – to him- a piece of his soul. Mainly, my sculptures represent the human body and no matter how hard I would try to avoid that, it is impossible, because humans are the most accomplished figures ever designed.” (Ion Bolocan)


“Ion Bolocan’s sculpture is an extremely well sustained and a very personal comment on modernity in art. Obviously, all Brancusian elements as well as Europe’s artistic Avant-garde are taken into account. Then his history with 3D, with the Renaissance-inspired figurative, help the artist to express the evolution of sculpture in modernity.” (Pavel Șușară, art critic, Romania)

The Lady from Chisinau

“Sculptor Ion Bolocan is an artist who uses as a main motive, the human figure, particularly the woman. The way he expresses himself is borderline figurative and abstract and you cannot fail to notice the harmony of the volumes, the balance between full and void […] [Bolocan’s]“Țipătul” (“The Scream”) makes me think of Edvard Munch, famous for his own “Scream”, reflecting the essence of the scream just like Brâncuși reflected in his Maiastra works the essence of the flight.” (Gheorghe Dican)

The Scream



The Portrait


Ion Bolocan

Curriculum Vitae

Ion Bolocan


Born on the 9th of October, 1961, Meseni, Orhei, Republic Of Moldova
1976- graduated the School of Arts for children in Orhei
1984- 1986 – Studied Arts at the Pedagogical University “Ion Creanga”, in Chisinau, Republic Of
Moldova. In 2005 he obtained a license in Art.
1992- probationery member of the Union of Artists
1993 – Official member of the Union of Artists in Republic of Moldova
2014 Official member of the Union of Artists in Romania
Personal Exhibitions
1997 – ,,Brancusi” gallery, Chisinau, Moldova
1999 – Asiart gallery,Backyard gallery,Wiesbaden, Germany
1999 Asiart gallery,Budingen, Germany
2001 – Asiart gallery, Dr Brunner& Partner , Titisse – Neustadt, Germany
2003 – Sv. Iono Gatves Gallery, Vilnius , Lithuania
2004 – Inter Art Gallery Reich, Koln, Germany
2009 – Stefan Kuerten & Art, Chateau de Luins, Luins, Switzerland
2009 Stefan Kuerten & Art, Ferme Sarasin – Salle de Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland
2011- ,,Brancusi” gallery, Chisinau, Moldova
2012- Museum of History, Ramnicu Valcea, Romania
2013 Art Muzeum , Ploesti, Romania
Group Exhibitions
1990 – Native Language (limba noastra)
1991-1997 – Spring and Autumn Salons (Saloanele de primavera si de toamna )
1992 -Sculpture-92 (Sculptura-92)
1998 – Moldovian salons, The Central House of Arts, Moscow,Russia,
1998 Bienala of sculpture Arad
1998 Salons of Moldavia, Central House of Arts, Moscow ,Russia
1998 Bienala of sculpture, Arad, Romania
1998 Exhibition plainaer of sculpture, Museum of History, Chisinau, Moldova
2002- ,, La Intrsectie de milenii” Chisinau , Moldova
2002 Sculpture Exhibition Chisinau, Moldova
2003- Bienala International of Sculpture ,, Dante in Europe” edition XVI, Ravena, Italy
2006- Babel Center ,Utrecht, Holland
2006 European Council, Bruxel, Belgium
2008- ,,Contemporary Sculpture”, Chisinau, Moldova
2013 Trajan’s Column in contemporary art, Bukarest, Romania
2014 Parallax Art Fair, London, United Kingdom
2015 London Art Biennale, London, United Kingdom
2016 Art Safari, Bukarest,Romania
2017 Art Expo New York
Excellence Award, Romanian Academy, Ministry of Culture,Ploesti, 2013
Special mention for exellence, London Art Biennale 2015
Sculptures in public collections
Museum of Arts in Republic Of Moldova
Collection Bienalei of sculpture in Ravena city , Italy
Sculptures in private collections
Romania, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, USA, Sweden, United Kingdom,
Mob: +373 69 27 62 69
E-mail : bolocan.ion.61 @
web: http://


About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin ( 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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