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Cristian AVRAM
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  • Cristian Avram, Dreams never end, 2019, oil on canvas, 144 x 110 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Other-side picnic, 2019, oil on canvas, 169 x 130 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Satori, 2019, oil on canvas, 150 x 110 cm

  • Cristian Avram, The wait, 2019, oil on canvas, 87 x 113 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Closer, 2019, oil on canvas, 110 x 106 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Crumbled paper, 2019, oil on canvas, 74 x 98 cm

  • Cristian Avram, A dream about you, 2019, oil on canvas, 55 x 78 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Reflecting nostalgia, 2018, oil on canvas, 62 x 44 cm

  • Cristian Avram, From inside out, 2019, oil on canvas, 139 x 184 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Untitled, 2019, oil on canvas, 135 x 98 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Where I used to live, 2019, oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm

  • Cristian Avram, The snow of yesterday, 2018, oil on canvas, 150 x 100 cm

  • Cristian Avram, The mirror, 2018, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm

  • Cristian Avram, Nostalgia for the light, 2018, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm

  • Cristian Avram, The Place we Call Home, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

  • Cristian Avram, The Place we Call Home, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

Cristian Avram nasce ad Alba-Iulia (RO) nel 1994. Vive e lavora a Cluj-Napoca.

La pittura di Cristian Avram è caratterizzata da un approccio molto vicino all'impostazione classica. Estraendo i suoi soggetti dal mondo che lo circonda, si serve della rappresentazione della realtà come mezzo di indagine delle possibilità che il colore offre nella creazione del suo immaginario. Con un acuto senso del disegno e della pittura, il lavoro dell’artista richiama in modo diretto la storia della  pittura, lavorando come promemoria del suo prestigio e, allo stesso tempo, della difficoltà di questo mezzo di espressione. 

Cristiam Avram ha partecipato alla mostra collettiva Talking about my generation alla galleria Plan B di Cluj-Napoca (RO). È stato selezionato da José Esparza Chong Cuy, curatore del Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), per presentare la sua personale a ZONAMACO 2020 nella sezione New Proposals. Da Boccanera Gallery presenta la sua prima personale nel 2020.

Cristian Avram was born in Alba-Iulia (RO) in 1994, he lives and works in Cluj-Napoca.

Cristian Avram's works are closely related to the classical approach of painting. He selects his subjects from the world around him, and he uses the representation of reality as a tool to investigate the possibilities offered by color in the creation of his imaginary. With a keen sense of drawing and painting, the artist's work recalls the history of art, working as a reminder of the prestige and, at the same time, the complexity of this medium.

Cristiam Avram was part of the group exhibition Talking about my generation at the Plan B gallery in Cluj-Napoca (RO). He was selected by José Esparza Chong Cuy, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), to present his solo show at ZONAMACO 2020 in the New Proposals section. At Boccanera Gallery he will present his first solo show in 2020.

 

EDUCATION

2017-2019
University of Art and Design, Master’s Degree – Painting, Cluj Napoca - RO

2014-2017
University of Art and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts - Painting, Cluj-Napoca - RO

2000-2012
Graduate of Arts Highschool Regina Maria, Architecture, Prof: Mirea Iulian, Alba-Iulia - RO

Arts Highschool "Regina Maria", Architecture, Alba-Iulia – RO

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2020
Solo Exhibition, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT (upcoming)

2018 
The Place we call Home, Boccanera Project Room, Trento - IT

Bridges, Boccanera Box, Milan - IT

2017 
When memory failed me, Expomaraton, Casa Matei Gallery, Cluj Napoca -  RO

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Materia Prima, curated by Michela Becchis, project by Il Quadrifoglio and Cura, in collaboration with Boccanera Gallery, Palazzo Aliprandini Laifenthurn, Livo, Val Di Non, Trento - IT 

Cave Canem, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT

The Night Watch, curatored by Olimpia Bera, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca - RO

2018
Talking about my generation, Plan B, Cluj-Napoca - RO

2017
StarPoint Prize 2017, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest - RO

Haiku. Poems by Emerging Romanian Artists, curated by Roxana Modreanu, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT

2016
Cutting Edge III, Museum of Art Cluj-Napoca - RO

RE-FRESH: Painting/Research/Cluj 4th edition, Paul Sima Gallery, Cluj Napoca - RO

Trip to the crossroads, Municipal Museum of Medias - RO

Painting exhibition, Polyvalent Hall, Cluj-Napoca - RO

Vizualia, National Festival 2nd Edition, Cluj-Napoca - RO

 

WORKSHOPS

2016
The Cutting Edge - International Art Camp 3rd Edition, Belis - RO

 

AWARDS 

2017
Cluj Napoca, University of Arts and Design, Magna cum laude Graduation

Cluj Napoca, Expomaraton 7th Edition, Zorzini Gallery Prize

Cluj Napoca, Expomaraton 7th Edition, Plan-B Foundation Prize

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2019
Cave Canem, text by Brigidina Gentile, publisher: Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT