Cristian Gaspar

Cristi Gaspar is a Romanian painter.

B. 1975

Cristi Gaspar is a Romanian painter, lives and works in Bucharest and Contesti, Dambovita. His works are defined by an intensely figurative narrative, being mostly known for the series: A political animal, Losing Innocence and Hospital room nr. 5. The artist practices a narrative expressionism, with a primitive, low (in the acceptation of the Art Brut aesthetics) imagery which is openly self-referential.

He associates profoundly subjective elements with references and citations of the urban (sub)culture, in an often ironic and critical key. The narrative tension balances between the ironic and the dramatic; the emotional pressure is charging both his motivation and his artistic expression. The inner and the outer realities he represents and relates to are lectured, and translated at the first hand – in a primary, unfiltered expression. The essentialization of form he practices lies in the realm of the primary reaction, from before the exercise of abstraction. The violently primary visual expression and color are pertaining to the primitive art, or alternatively, to the simplified, colorful intensity of children’s drawings, often cited by the artist. To the rich, subjective, often anecdotic narrative, born out of the association of images from his own, personal imagery, the artist often adds secondary filters of a dreamy, lyrical, symbolical dimension, which construct the trajectory – and meanders – of a personal mythology.

Solo show exhibitions

2019 – Hospitalroom nr.5 – ICR Bucharest, curator Mirela Traistaru

2015 – Annia city – Caminul Artei Gallery Bucharest, curator Mirela Traistaru

2012 – A political animal – with Christian Paraschiv – National Museum of Romanian Peasant, curator Olivia Nitis 2010 – Losing Innocence – Spazio Studio – Bucharest 2009 – Losing Innocence – Frunzetti Gallery – Bacau

2007 – Insectarium – Orizont Gallery – Bucharest

2006 – Little Paris – Apollo Gallery – Bucharest

2004 – Dream View – Caminul Artei Gallery – Bucharest

2001 – Footprints – Eforie Gallery – Bucharest

2000 – The History of Dance – President Hotel – Mangalia

Collaborative exhibitions

2022 – Virus diary / Jurnal de virus – ICR Vienna

2021 – Nu Abuzului Impotriva Femeilor / No To Abuse Against Woman – Galateca Gallery, curators Anca Boeriu and Andreea Sandu

2020 – Virus diary / Jurnal de virus – White Cuib – BREAKING (IM)POSSIBILITIES – Centrul Multicultural al Universității Transilvania din Brașov, curator Ada Muntean

2019 – The 6th Korea-Romania International Art Culture Exchange Exhibition, Korea Artist Center Gallery

2018 – BN Connections – Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei, Bucharest

2014 – Solitar Urban, Bucharest Art week, Palatul Voievodal-Curtea Veche, curator Adina Niculae – Mirroring, NAG#8- Tempo Art Gallery, curator Natalia Todeasa

2013 – First 30″ – National Museum of Romanian Peasant, curator Simona Vilau

2011 – I am – Romanian Embassy in Washington DC – Arta si mirosul ei – “Pour Femme by Dorin Negrau” – The Ark Bucharest

2010 – The details start walking Iqonique Class Studio Bucharest, curator Cosmin Nasui Puzzle Progress, curators Liliana Popescu and Cosmin Nasui – Atelier in Tranzitie – Artis Gallery – Bucharest – Why the black is not white – Galerie Actionfields | Vincent Verbist – Brussels

2009 – BBC – Cluj Art Museum – Cluj – Atelier 35 – Bacau – Erotica – Frunzetti Gallery – Bacau

2008 – Sapte – Frunzetti Gallery – Bacau – Colonia – Frunzetti Gallery – Bacau – Colonia – Apollo Gallery – Bucharest

2007 – Colonia – Museum of Bistrita – Nasaud 2005 – Colonia – Apollo Gallery Bucharest

2004 – International Art Simposion Bistrita – Nasaud Colibita – Romanian Dream – GalAteCa Gallery – Bucharest – Experimental Film festival – Muzeul Florean – Baia Mare – Okuparte – video festival, Spania

2004/2003 – Bucharest Art Municipaly Gallery

2003 – Museum of Bistrita – Nasaud

2002 – Graduation exhibition – Romanian Parliament Gallery C.Brancusi, Bucharest–Graduation exhibition – National Theatre “Floor 3/4, Bucharest 2002/2001/1999/1998 – Accentes – Apollo Gallery – Bucharest

2001 – Contemporan Gallery of Art Bucharest 1998 – Exercises – Galla Gallery – Bucharest

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Interview with Cristian Gaspar

Art for me is a toy. Art for me is a journal.


Interview with Cristian Gaspar

Art for me is a toy. Art for me is a journal.