Constantin Rusu

(b.1987, Bucharest)

 

Graduate of the Painting Department of UNA Bucharest - Master degree in 2011, and Bachelor degree in 2009 – with a scholarship at Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italy in 2008, the young artist, member of Plastic Artists Union (UAP) from 2012, participated in numerous creative camps and collective exhibitions at national level as well as international, in Spain and France. Constantin works in painting and etching with an original style, with an encrypted iconography / contained in graphic signs and vectorial arrows, that have as substrate profound meditations in rapport to the human life and existence. Laureate of the AnnArt Prize in 2012, the artist collaborates with AnnArt Gallery since 2011, when he took part in TAA_2011 exhibition, as part of the EBienale, and then in Planning Notebook and in his personalshow-case artZoom Constantin Rusu in 2012, and recently in TAA_2014. Also in 2014 he receives UAP Award, at the International Etching Biennale and the Award for Painting, given by the Painting Branch of UAP Bucharest. In 2015 he became the winner of the Constantin Brancusi Grant. He lives and works in Bucharest.

 

Traversing solar cycles, Man has generated upon the world sunrises and sunsets, through his genius and through his madness. Even though he traversed this repetitive succession, he did not learn to eliminate the dusk of Good from the life of humanity. Despite the many sunrises that illuminated science, medicine, technology and the branches of culture, Man developed himself on a horizontal axis, diluting the high spiritual perspective into a sea of perishable experiences. Humanity, made up as a great luminous sunrise, is permanently shadowed and pulled down by the magnets of ardour and sins. The sunset-man is iron, under siege and rusted.

The sunrise-man is gold, upon which the magnets of sin have no effect. Gold next to gold reflects The Brightness that floods humanity with Light. For the iron-man to be cleared and to achieve purity, he must receive inside his soul The Gift of Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit.

Nature gently cries and it weeps inside living souls, waiting for The Sunrise.

(Constantin Rusu)

Education: 

2009-2011 - The National University of Arts in Bucharest, Painting Department, master

2006-2009 - The National University of Arts in Bucharest, Painting Department, bachelor

2002-2006 - ‘Nicolae Tonitza’ Fine Art Highschool, Bucharest

 

Professional experience

2012 - Member of the Union of Plastic Artists in Romania (UAP)

2013-2014 - Art teacher at „Anna de Noailles” French high-school, Bucharest

 

Solo Shows

2017 - Ekphrasis - a Music/ Visual Art Synthesis, project presentation, Haroutiun Galentz Museum,   Yerevan, Armenia

2016 - Directions. Meaning, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

        - Open Studio Constantin Rusu, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2012 - Calderon Cultural Center, Bucharest

        - ArtZoom Constantin Rusu, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

 

Group exhibitions

2017 - A Theophany in Stone and Spirit , The National Romanian Peasant’s Museum, Bucharest

        - International Painting Biennial, National Art Museum of Moldova, Chişinău, Moldova

        - The National Painting Salon, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

        - Salonul nerefuzaţilor, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

2016 - The Winter Salon, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

        - The National Painting Salon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest

        - BIPB, Bucharest International Print Biennale, Palatele Brâncoveneşti Cultural Center, Mogoşoaia

        - A4, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

        - Desen 1 (Drawing 1), Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

2015 - Gernik XI, Pygmalion Gallery, Timișoara, Romania

        - ‘Euxine Pontos’ Art Symposium, Interwar Dobrogea – The Secret Light of Dobrogea from   Sulina to Balchik, The Museum of Art of Constanța, Romania

        - T R E I (Three), AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

        - A l’école de l’Art (At the Art School), the foyer of the Institut Français from Romania at Bucharest

        - Entropic erosion: human cityscapes, Carol 53, Bucharest    •The Winter Salon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest

2014 - The National Painting Salon, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

        - ’Gheorghe Petrașcu’ Biennale, ‘The Princely Court’ National Museum Complex , Târgoviște,   Romania

        - ’Ion Andreescu’ Biennale, ‘Ion Andreescu’ Art Galleries, Buzău, Romania

        - BIPB, Bucharest International Print Biennale, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

        - TAA_2014, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

        - Arts in Bucharest, The Order of Architects from Romania, Bucharest

        - HandsOnArts (part of ‘A l’école de l’Art’ project), AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

2013 - The Winter Salon, The Museum of Bucharest, Bucharest

        - Festival a-part (international contemporary art festival in Alpilles Provence) – ‘Cadrages et   décadrages de tous nos sens’ section, exhibition in Jardins de Payan, Tarascon, France

        - HandsOnArts, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

        - Project in Progress - Sfântu, Art Hub, Bucharest

2012 - The Winter Salon, The Museum of Bucharest, Bucharest

        - ’Desen’ (Drawing), Victoria Art Center, Bucharest

        - Arts in Bucharest, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

        - Summer artZoom, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

        - Poster exhibition at Buffalo TAG 2012 meeting, University at Buffalo, New York State, The United States of America

        - The Small Salon Bucharest, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

        - ’Am I My Brother’s Keeper?’, Bastion Gallery, Timișoara

2011 - ’Planning Notebook’, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

        - The Winter Salon, The Museum of Bucharest, Bucharest

        - ’EBienale on the White Wall’, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

        - Arts in Bucharest, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

        - EBienale, The Palace Hall, Bucharest

        - Contempora, The Palace Hall, Bucharest

        - Exhibition organised by the Sculpture and Painting Departments of The National University   of Arts in Bucharest, ‘Constantin Brâncuși’ Hall, Bucharest

        - Exhibition organised by the Painting Department of the The National University of Arts in   Bucharest, The University of Arts ‘George Enescu’, Iași, Romania

2010 - ’You shall not kill’, Timco Gallery, Timișoara

        - The Winter Salon, The Museum of Bucharest, Bucharest

        - The National Decorative Art Salon, The Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest

        - Arts in Bucharest, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

        - Art Embodiment, The Museum of Art of Constanța

        - Exhibition organised by the Painting Department of The National University of Arts in Bucharest, The West University, The Faculty of Arts and Design, Timișoara

        - ’Corporealităţi’, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest

2009 - The Annual Plastic Art Salon, The Museum of Bucharest, Bucharest

        - ’Șelari 13’ Biennial, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

        - Atelier  35 Gallery, Bucharest

2008 - Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

2006 - ’Rembrandt – my contemporary’, UNAgaleria (the exhibiting space of The National University of Arts in Bucharest), Bucharest

 

Prizes

2014 - The Prize for Painting, awarded by the Painting Department of the UAP (the Romanian Fine  Arts Union), The National Painting Salon, Simeza Gallery

        - The UAP Prize, BIPB, Bucharest International Print Biennale

2012 - The AnnArt prize

2011 - nominated for The UAPR Prize for Painting, Arts in Bucharest

2006 - First prize at the graffiti contest from Sfântu Gheorghe - Brașov, Romania

 

Grants and residences

2017 - Artist in residence, Haytayan Art Corner, Yerevan, Armenia

2015 - ’Constantin Brancusi’ grant, offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute, residence at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2008 - Study scholarship, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italy

 

Art symposiums

2015 - Gernik International Art Symposium, Gârnic, Romania

        - “Euxine Pontos“ Art Symposium, Interwar Dobrogea- The Secret Light of Dobrogea from   Sulina to Balchik, Constanța, Romania

2012 - International Painting Symposium, The ‘George Enescu’ National Museum, Dumitru and Alice Rosetti-Tescanu-George Enescu Department, Tescani, Romania

        - GrowArt Camp, Sfântu Gheorghe (The Danube Delta), Romania

 

Cultural projects

2015 - ’A l’école de l’Art’ (At the Art School) educational art project, elaborated by ‘Anna de Noailles’ French Highschool in Bucharest and No. 136 School, in partnership with the Institut Français from Romania at Bucharest and The National Museum of Art of Romania project and atelier coordinator

2014 - ’A l’école de l’Art’ project, elaborated by ‘Anna de Noailles’ French Highschool in Bucharest in   partnership with AnnArt Gallery – atelier coordinator

2013 - ’A l’école de l’Art’ project, elaborated by ‘Anna de Noailles’ French Highschool in Bucharest in   partnership with AnnArt Gallery – atelier coordinator

2012 - the conference ‘Graffiti and Social Response’, at Buffalo TAG 2012 meeting, University at   Buffalo, The College of Arts and Sciences, New York State, The United States of America, participant with the presentation’Romanian Graffiti: Socializing by Style’,

2008 - Ceramics exhibition and workshop, Castellon and Madrid, Spain

 

Works present in private collections in Romania, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Unite States of America.