Mircea Novac

(b. 1954, Butoieşti, Mehedinţi)


Maurice Mircea Novac is a representative artist for the 80s generation, he graduated the Art High School of Craiova and the “Nicolae Grigorescu” Fine Arts Institute, with a major in Monumental Painting, with Simona Chintilă as his coordinating professor.


His first exhibition takes places at the Art Museum in Craiova in 1983. In the early 90s, he leaves the country and settles for a while in Germany, the The Netherlands (Masstricht). Until his return to Romania in 1996, the artist has a series of exhibitions and participations in art fairs in countries such as Belgium, England, Venezuela, Columbia, the USA, and his works can be found in private collections around the world.


Maurice Novac's painting unintentionally becomes a kind of history of the image, which includes iconographic myths - the ruins and the stylistic landscape of romanticism, the feeling of loneliness and emptiness, of metaphysical nature, or the detailed description of motifs, to the limit of hyper realistic hallucination, - and the cultural stratifications that make the difference in reception and taste. In a way, the painter builds his own world from all historical conventions, which he judges, implicitly, by reuse or elimination, and in the next sequence, after everything has been put in its place and the whole begins to function, this new construction becomes both a utopia and a trap.

 (Pavel Şuşară)


The artist finds his energy based in a serious remaking of the figurative, akin to the exigency of an erudite, reconfiguring his route through intense work on the image he must regenerate.

(Cătălin Davidescu)

Solo Shows

2013 - Virtuel - Visuell Art Association, Dorsten, Germany

2011 - Solitary, Romanian Cultural Institute, Bucharest, Romania

2010 - Offering of the Garden, Veroniki Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2009 - Cotroceni National Museum, Bucharest, Romania

2007 - Craiova National Art Museum, Romania

2004 - Halcyon Gallery, London, England

2004 - Piliuță Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2003 - Halcyon Gallery, London, England

2002 - Halcyon Gallery, London, England

2002 - Peter Bruegel Gallery, Venlo, The Netherlands

2001 - Halcyon Gallery, London, England

2000 - Halcyon Gallery, London, England

1995 - Jacob Rarpio Atma Gallery, New York, USA

1994 - Villa D’Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1994 - Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, USA

1993 - Villa D’Arte, Barramquilla, Columbia

1993 - Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, USA

1989 - Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1987 - Art Gallery, Craiova, Romania


Group shows

2012 - SEVEN, KunstART Gallery, Bochum, Germany

2000 - Perryl Kish Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1983 - Art Museum, Craiova, Romania



Art Fairs

2017 - Art Safari, Bucharest, Romania

2016 - Art Safari, Bucharest, Romania

2015 - Art Safari, Bucharest, Romania

2014 - Art Safari, Bucharest, Romania

2013 - Art Safari, Bucharest, Romania

2000 - Rotterdam International Art Fair, The Netherlands

1992 - Espacio Fenix, Caracas, Venezuela

1992 - International Art Market, Bogota, Columbia

1991 - Lineart, Gand, Belgium


Publications and articles

2013 -  Monografie Maurice Mircea Novac, Klartext Publishing House, Bochum, Germany

2012 -  Volumul 2, 7: Arta contemporană românească, ‘Klartext Publishing House, Bochum, Germany

2010 -  Ateliere de artişti din Bucuresti, vol. III 

1992 - Galeria Villa D’Arte, Barramquilla, Columbia, lucrări reproduse în Art in America

1992 -  Periodicul olandez Tableau

1993 -  Art Nexus(No.7)