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 Bucharest (UNArte), Painting Department, Master’s Degree

2006-2009

The National University of Arts Bucharest (UNArte), Painting Department, Bachelor’s Degree 

2002-2006

„Nicolae Tonitza” Arts High-school, 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

2012

Calderon Cultural Center, Bucharest, Romania

„artZoom Constantin Rusu”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

 

International group exhibitions

2013

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

2012

Poster exhibition as part of the Buffalo Gathering TAG 2012, Buffalo Univesity, state of New York, USA

 

Group exhibitions in Romania

2016
"A4", Visual Arts Center, Bucharest, Romania

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

2015

„T R E I”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

„A l’école de l’Art”, French Cultural Institute in Romania, Bucharest

„Entropic erosion: human cityscapes”, Carol 53, Bucharest

Winter Salon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest

2014

The National Painting Salon, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

„Gheorghe Petrascu” Biennale, „Curtea Domneasca” National Museum Complex, Targoviste

„Ion Andreescu” Biennale ,„Ion Andreescu” Art Galleries, Buzau

„BIPB”, International Etching Biennale, Center for Visual Arts, Bucharest

„TAA_2014”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

„Arte in Bucharest”, The Romanian Architects’ Order, Bucharest

„HandsOnArts” (part of the „A l’école de l’Art” project), AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

2013

Winter Salon, Bucharest Municipality’s Museum, Bucharest

„HandsOnArts”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

„Project in Progress – Sfantu”, Art Hub, Bucharest

2012

Salonul de iarna, Bucharest’s Municipality’s Museum, Bucharest

„Desen”, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest

„Arte in Bucharest”, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest

„artZoom de vara”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

Salonul mic Bucuresti, The Center for Visual Arts, Bucharest

„Sunt eu oare pazitorul fratelui meu?”, Bastion Gallery, Timisoara

2011

„Caiet de planuri”, AnnArt Gallery, Bucharest

Winter Salon, Bucharest Municipality’s Museum, Bucharest

„EBiennale la Peretele Alb”, Galeria AnnArt, Bucharest

„Arte in Bucharest”, The Center for Visual Arts, Bucharest

„EBiennale”, Sala Palatului, Bucharest

„Contempora”, Sala Palatului, Bucharest

The Sculpture and Painting Departments of UNArte Bucharest Exhibition – Mater’s, „Constantin Brancusi” salon, Bucharest

The Sculpture and Painting Departments of UNArte Bucharest Exhibition, „George Enescu” Arts University , Iasi

2010

„Sa nu ucizi”, Timco Gallery, Timisoara

Winter Salon, Bucharest Municipality’s Museum, Bucharest

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

„Arte in Bucharest”, The Center for Visual Arts, Bucharest

„Art Embodiment”, The Art Museum, Constanta

The Sculpture and Painting Departments of UNArte Bucharest Exhibition, West University, Arts and Design Faculty, Timisoara

„Corporealitati”, The Center for Visual Arts, Bucharest

2009

The Annual Plastic Art Salon, Bucharest Municipality’s Museum, Bucharest

Selari 13 Biennale, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest

The Graduates of Sculpture and Painting Departments of UNArte Bucharest Exhibition – Bachelor’s Degree , Atelier 35 Gallery, Bucharest

2008

Painting Exhibition of the students coordinated by professor Petru Lucaci, Apollo Gallery, , Bucharest

2006

„Rembrandt – contemporanul meu”, UNAgaleria (the exhibition space belonging to UNArte Bucharest), Bucharest

 

Scholarships and residences

2015

„Constantin Brancuşi” scholarship, grantesd by The Romanian Cultural Institute, residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (November - January)

2008

Study Scholarship, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Italia

 

Awards

2014

Award for Painting granted by the Painting Branch of UAP, The National Salon of Painting, Simeza Gallery

UAP Award, BIPB, International Etching Biennale

2012

AnnArt Award: solo show organized by AnnArt Gallery

2011

Nominated for pentru UAP Award for Painting,  Arts in Bucharest

2006

I st place at the graffiti competition in Sfantu Gheorghe - Brasov, Romania

 

Creative Camps

2012

The International Painitng Camp, George Enescu National Museum, Dumitru si Alice Rosetti section– Tescanu – George Enescu, Tescani, Romania

GrowArt Camp, Sfantu Gheorghe (Danube Delta), Romania

 

Cultural Projects

2015

The educational and artistic project „A l’école de l’Art“ elaborated by the French High-school Anna de Noailles in Bucharest and 136 School, in partnership with French Institute of Romania in Bucharest, and The National Art Museum of Romania – project  and workshop coordinator

2014

„A l’école de l’Art“ project, elaborated by Anna de Noailles French high-school in Bucharest in partnership with AnnArt Gallery – workshop coordinator

2013

„A l’école de l’Art“ project, elaborated by Anna de Noailles French high-school in Bucharest in partnership with AnnArt Gallery – workshop coordinator

„Graffiti and social response” part of Buffalo TAG 2012 meeting, Buffalo University, , State of  New York, USA, participating with a presentation entitled „Romanian Graffiti: socializing through style”

2008

Ceramic workshop, Castellon and Madrid, Spain

 

Has works in private collections in Romania, France, Spain, The U.K., and The U.S.A