BOȘTINĂ, Valentina-Elena







CRITICAL REVIEW

Essentially marked by anthropocentric aspirations, his art works recover mythological feelings and expressions, so as they have crystalized in the classicism’s horizon, or how they survived in the popular art. The figures (feminine figures, in most of the cases) represent an accumulation of energies, borrowed to the chthonian forces and vitalist processes. The forms are massive, delimited by curved surfaces, whose relief expansion is stopped right where the matter still obeys to an internal law of coherence. The mass’ fundamental convexity won’t allow further chopping and certainly no kind of surface erosion, his art works having a monumental assertive condition, regardless their size.

Constantin Prut


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Oradea, 1940 - Bucharest, 1994)

    Academic studies:
    1957 - 1963 – „Nicolae Grigorescu” Fine Arts Institute, with professor Constantin Baraschi, Bucharest.

    Member of the Fine Arts Union of Romania


    PROJECTS

    Personal Exhibitions:
    1966 – Art Gallery, Baia Mare, Maramureș;
    1967 – Art Gallery, Satu Mare;
    1968 - House of Journalists, Bucharest;
    1970 – Apollo Gallery, București;
    1976 - Projects, Eforie Gallery, Bucharest;
    1986 – Saarbrücken Gallery, Hamburg, Germany;
    1987 – Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
    1994 - Painted Plasters, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest.

    Group Exhibitions (Selections):
    1973, 1974 - Lindabrunn, Vienna, Austria;
    1978 - Schwarzenacker, Einöd, Germany;
    1983 - Small Sculpture Salon, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;
    1984 - Herne, Germany;
             - Hamburg, Germany;
    1985 - Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, Germany;
    1985 - 1986 – Dante Characters, Municipal Exhibition of painting, sculpture, engraving, Bucharest;
             - Durbach, Germany;
    1986 - Soltau, Germany;
             - Blieskastel, Germany;
    1987 – The Portret, Home Art Gallery, Bucharest;
    1988 - Ariel Painting and Sculpture Biennial, Bucharest;

    Monumental Work:
     - Fisherman, Black Sea, Constanta;
     - Roots, Herăstrău Park, Bucharest;
     - Caryatids in the knee, Baia-Mare, Maramureș;
     - maternity, Fundeni Hospital, Bucharest;
     - Young girl, Braila;
     - Friends, Oradea, Bihor;
     -  Dragalina General, Bumbești-Jiu, Gorj;
     - Independence Monument, Piatra-Neamț;
     - Petros Protector, Bad Peterstal-Griesbach, Germany.

    symposia:
    1972, 1973 - Lindabrunn, Austria;
    1975, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1984 - Hamburg, Germany; 
                                                     - Saarland, Germany;
    1988 - Dantesca Biennale International Sculpture, Italy.

    Museums:
     - National Museum of Contemporary Art.
     
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Barbosa, Octavian, Dictionary of contemporary Romanian artists, Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, 1976.
    META Cultural Foundation, A century of Romanian sculpture. dictionary A - D, SINTEZE collection,  META Publishing House, 2001, p. 73.
    Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dictionary of Sculptors from Romania. XIX-XX centuries, vol. I, lit. A-G, Romanian Academy Publishing House, Bucharest, 2011, pp. 80 - 81.

    Papuc, Ion, Valentina Boștină (exhibition catalog from the Dalles Hall), ART Magazine, no. 1, 1988.