Studio Portrait

26 May - 4 July 2020 Studio Portrait

Studio Portrait


Sorin Ilfoveanu’s showcase at AnnArt continues with the great artist’s fifth solo show, Studio Portrait, with recent works dating 2019 – 2020.


The selection of 23 acrylic on canvas works explores themes favored by the painter – static nature and portraits – whose expressive significance is deepened by the subtle calligraphy of lines and unexpected chromatic incursions. 


The show Studio Portrait is accompanied by a video message from Sorin Ilfoveanu and a short essay by art critic Aurelia Mocanu.


The show will be kicking off in the unusual context of pandemic restrictions – and as a result there will be no public opening, but the exhibition can be visited during the regular hours the gallery remains open for the public. Photos of the displayed works can be found here.


The body of works is available for purchase via AnnArt gallery.

Studio Portrait | Aurelia Mocanu
  On refined backgrounds of chromatic vibration, Ilfoveanu turns lineage into a controlled reverie with acute in lilac-cerulean-coral tones. He does not waste time in probing the age of the drawing under the painting. The canvases are drawn by imaginarily visiting each other, starting from the drawing desk, which has remained faithful to the painter for decades.   Superbly synthetic, the recent images are those fluent picto-calligraphies with a panopticon of archaic characters, animated by the complicity of a living being. They are creatures drawn in the brush, like a contour-enchantment, with the effect of intriguing or reassuring the more..