Marcel Chirnoaga

Taking the buffalo to the watering hole II-graphic-design-marcel-chirnoaga




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He is a master of line, light and shadow inlaid on the metal plate, melted in bronze or carved in stone. "If you could compare, not the level, but the typological guide - wrote the art critic Ion Frunzetti – Chirnoaga's vision of man resembles that of Dante, Cervantes, and Shakespeare: it is that of glorifying the human race and complaining about the stages through which evolution to the stars forces it to pass." Chirnoaga's art - adds the critic - is both a vital "hymn and a march" dedicated to humanity…

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Marcel Chirnoaga, says the art critic Pavel Şuşară, was “a graphic artist from mathematics. He did not have a degree in fine arts, he was not a professional in the academic sense of the word. But he had an extraordinary inner energy and an extraordinary imagination. He brought in Romanian graphics a certain type of wild imaginary, an enchantment of the grotesque”, inscribing Romanian graphics and engraving in universality.




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  • Marcel Chirnoagă(born on August 17th 1930BușteniPrahova County - died on April 23rd2008)

    Personal Exhibitions

    1955, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2000 - Bucharest;

    1960, 1962, 1980, 1984 - Cluj;

    1982, 1984, 1989 - Constanța;

    1982, 1984, 1989 - Tulcea;

    1986 - Sighetul Marmației;

    1988, 1989 - Caransebeş;

    1998 - Iași, Mogoșoaia;

    2000 - Onești;

    2001 - Slatina;

    2002 - Bogdăneşti - Bacău County;

    2003 - Cluj.

    Personal Exhibitions abroad

    1969 - Stuttgart (German Federal Republic);

    1972, 1976, 1978, 1980 - Florence (Italy);

    1973-1974 - Sarajevo, Mostar (Yugoslavia);

    1973, 1975 - New York;

    1973 - Gainsville (USA);

    1973, 1977, 1980, 1997 - Brussels;

    1975, 1993 - Paris;

    1975, 1978, 1979 - Padua (Italy);

    1975, 1978, 1984 - Sint Lievens, Houfalise (Belgium);

    1977 - Stockholm (Sweden);

    1977 - Jivaskila (Finland);

    1982, 1986 - Mira (Italy);

    1983 - West Belin;

    1985 - Tokyo;

    1988 - Piove di Saceo (Italy);

    1988 - Rome;

    1994 - Beijing, Ulan Bator;

    1997, 1998 - Brussels;

    2002 - Monselice;

    2002 - Stockholm;

    2003 - Brussels.

    Participations in Collective Exhibitions abroad

    1958 - Moscow;

    1959 - Stockholm, Belgrade, Riga, Leipzig, Budapest;

    1960 - Venice, Prague, Berlin, Bratislava, Helsinki, Baghdad, Moscow, Cairo, Budapest, Buenos Aires;

    1963 - Geneva, Damascus, Alexandria, Moscow, Dresden;

    1964 - Tokyo, Rome, Milan, Peking;

    1965 - Berlin, Ljubljana;

    1966 - Sofia, Vienna, Linz, London, Berlin;

    1967 - Tokyo, Berlin;

    1968 - Montevideo, New York, Cracow, Köln, Tel Aviv, Paris, Helsinki;

    1969 - Torino, Santiago de Chile, Ljubljana, Tunis, Alexandria, Padua, Beirut, Lüdenscheid, Moscow;

    1970 - Düsseldorf, Milano, Cracow, New York, Lodz, Portland, Macerata, Cesena, Stuttgart;

    1971 - Leipzig;

    1998 - Venice, Finland;

    1999 - Venice, Ravenna.

    Awards

    1967 - UAP Youth Prize;

    1967 - Käthe Kollwitz Award, Berlin;

    1968 - 2nd prize at the Biennial in Krakow;

    1970 - UAP Graphics Award;

    1975 - Romanian Academy Award;

    1999 - "Dante" Gold Medal - Ravenna;

    2004 - UAP Diploma Chișinău - Republic of Moldova.

    Works in private collections from: Romania, Italy, France, Germany (Lothar Boltz - Berlin), USSR, USA, Japan, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland.