Name of the cultural event: Salon of Romanian painters participating in the Soleil de l’Est artist residencies in the Loire Valley, cradle of French and Western European Renaissance and Medieval civilization, and in Collioure, bastion and world capital of Fauvism, France. New: the presence of a group of painters from Brasov.
The opening of the exhibition will take place on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 18:30.
Main organizer: Association “Soleil de l’Est”, 8, rue d’Amboise, 37540 Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France.
Main partner: International Conference Center, Constantin Brâncusi Hall, Bucharest Parliament Palace.
Location: Exhibition spaces, hall “C. Brâncuși” Palace of the Parliament Bucharest, str Izvor no 2 – 4.
The team of curators: Valentin Tănase, Daniel Crăciun, Victor Dima.
Period: February 6 – 28, 2023.
Hours: The exhibition is open daily between 10:00 and 18:00.
The opening of the exhibition will take place in the presence of the representatives of the Palatul Parlamentului International Conference Center, Bucharest, of the “Soleil de l’Est” Association, the team of curators, and the exhibiting painters, and of the possible representatives of France in Romania.
The current exhibition represents a synthesis of the artistic expressions of the painters participating in the artist residencies run by the Soleil de l’Est association in France, starting in 2001. The opening will include the presentation of the works made by the painters who were invited to the residencies in the Valea Loire and Collioure, bastion of Fauvism, a screening of reports filmed with Romanian painters in France, and an artistic documentation stand with the art albums made by Soleil de l’Est will be available to the public.
At the same time, a double book launch will take place at the opening: “Romanian painters from the country and the diaspora exhibit for the benefit of the Romanian communities in the EU” and “Soleil de l’Est in the promotion of Brașov painting, yesterday, today, tomorrow”. Some of the painters from Brașov will be present at the opening and will be able to testify about this event that took place for the first time in November 2022, in Brașov. In order to get to know Brasov painting, some of the painters from the city at the foot of Tâmpei, presented in the mentioned book, were invited to participate in the current Salon.
The objectives of the cultural manifestation converge, first of all, in presenting to the Bucharest public a group of prestigious Romanian painters from the country and the diaspora, who represented with honor and with high artistic creativity, a valence of great cultural value of Romania – contemporary painting. All these painters collaborated with the Soleil de l’Est Association in the direction of organizing in France and later in other EU countries, prestigious cultural events, painting exhibitions, book launches, artist residencies, meetings with members of the Romanian communities in France , with French and Romanian cultural people, contacts with local painters and their organizations. The works of Romanian painters were presented with success and great interest in the more than 170 exhibitions organized by the association, starting in 1990, both in France, in Paris and other French cultural cities, as well as in Brussels, The Hague, Vienna, Bratislava, Rome, Aarhus – European Capital of Culture 2017, as well as in Bucharest. It is very important for the Romanian public to know that the works of these true “ambassadors” of Romanian painting were viewed and appreciated by the knowledgeable and erudite French public.
Soleil de l’Est Association, cfounded in 1994, organizes cultural events of high professionalism and artistic quality, by presenting in France and other countries of the European Union, a part of great interest and importance of Romanian culture, in this case contemporary painting. This exhibition is a culmination of over 170 Romanian painting exhibitions, organized by Soleil de l’Est in prestigious locations, such as Fondation Taylor Paris Montmartre, Cité Internationale des Arts, Espace Christiane Peugeot in Paris, Château Royal de Collioure, European Patent Office , Foyer Main Building Gallery and the Embassy of Romania in The Hague (Netherlands), the Representation of Romania to the EU (Brussels, Belgium), Vienna (Austria), the Festive Hall of the Ministry of Culture in Bratislava (Slovakia), etc. In Romania Soleil de l’Est presented contemporary Romanian painting in Bucharest, hall “C. Brâncusi” Palace of Parliament, National Library of Romania, Romanian Cultural Institute, ARCUB, as well as in Brașov, Timișoara, Iași, Mangalia. Soleil de l’Est and the exhibiting painters are honored that the prestigious simes of the “C. Brâncuși” will host this Salon.
Details about the exhibiting painters:
In the current exhibition, Soleil de l’Est presents works made by Romanian painters who participated in artist residencies led by the association in France, between 2001 and 2021. The works exhibited on the canvases are made in the country, after returning from French lands , under the influence of impressions and emotions accumulated during the artists’ participation in residencies in France. There are also new painters present, especially those from Brasov, willing to join the message of the Soleil de l’Est association “Art, to be known, must circulate”.
The exhibiting painters are the following: ABRAHAM Iakab, Brașov. ACHITENIE Ion, Bucharest. ALBERT Levente, Brașov. ALBU Jan, Bucharest. BEIANU Sebastian, Brasov. BÖMCHES (von) Friederich, Brașov. BIALCOVSKI Dalia, Bucharest. CHOLET Elena, Chartres, Fr. CIOBANU Cristina, Bacău. CIOCHINĂ Nicolae, Iasi. COMAN Gheorghe, Bucharest. CONDRUZ Marian, Bucharest. CONTRAȘ Bogdana, Bucharest. CORCODEL Mircea, Bucharest. COSTEA Gellu, Bucharest. CHRISTMAS Daniel, Bucharest. CUCERZAN Horea, Bucharest. DIMA Victor, Bucharest. DIVIZA Vasili, Brașov. DIMISCA Laurentiu, Bucharest and P. Neamț. DOMINTE Merișor-Georgeta, Iasi. DUMITRAS Puiu Costachi, Bucharest. FOANENE Andreea, Timisoara. BROTHER Adriana, Paris, Fr. GAVRIL Mihail, Bucharest. IANCUT Ion, Bucharest, ISĂILĂ Ion Ilarion, (De.) ISĂILĂ ANURA Mirela, (De). IORDACHE Mirela, Bucharest. IORGA Nicolae, Bucharest. JANKU Olivia, Aachen, De. KARCIUKAS Pintilii Alexandru (RO), LICIU Lucian, Bucharest. MACOVEi Dumitru, Moinesti. MIDVICHI Laurentiu, Bucharest. MARGINEAN Alexandru, Bucharest. MATTIS-TEUTSCH Agnès, Brașov. MATTIS-TEUTSCH Waldemar, Brașov, MIHAIL Filip, Bucharest. MIHUS Grigore, Baia Mare. MODĂLCĂ Mihaela, Brașov. MODĂLCĂ Iftimie, Brașov. MOCANESCU Tănase, Brașov. MURARIU Marilena, Bucharest. NEGRESTEANU Pop Vasile, Bucharest. NEAMȚU Costin, Bucharest. NEAMȚU Lisandru, Bucharest. OTETELESANU Măriuca, Bucharest. PARASCHIV Christian, Paris, Fr. PELMUS Stefan, Bucharest. PETCU Filip, Timisoara. RĂDUCU Marin, Bucharest. STAICU Alina, Cluj-Napoca. STAN Gabriel, Brașov. TAROI Ioan, Brașov. TAROI Victoria, Brașov. TĂNASE Valentin, Bucharest; TOLAN Vasile, Bucharest. TOFAN Valeria, Bucharest. TOMASELLI Angela, Bucharest. TUDOR Constantin, Iasi. VASILESCU Corneliu, Bucharest. VELICU Petre, Paris, Fr. VESCU Teodor, Bucharest. ZANCU Sergiu, Paris, Fr. ZBARCEA Daniela, Bucharest.