The painter Sever Iustian whom I had the pleasure to meet 4 years ago is coming to Bucharest with a personal exhibition.
He is a Romanian painter, living in Paris since 1980, member of Grand Palais, the famous French Artists’ Society. His father was from Transylvania, the north-western part of Romania, his mother was from Greece and he was born in 1948 in the south-eastern part of the country, Constanta.
“I have graduated in Cluj (Transilvania) cause my father did not want to conceive one can have an education in any other part of the country. I was lucky to have a Greek mother, she gave me the talent, logic, humor and a taste for finer things in life. I was a teacher in Romania for 10 years. I had 4-5 personal exhibitions and I am a member of the Romanian Fine Art Society, in Constanta. In France, I had 7 personal exhibitions, I was present 5 times in the Independent Artists Fair and I have received 3 international awards.”
His paintings are featured in the Art Museum of Constanta as well as part of many private collections.
His style is optimistic, soothing while showing a solid composition (like Greek architecture, he likes to say). His paintings are contemplative and mysterious because the human is there without being represented. He likes discreet, luminous colors, so barely different than white it leaves you with a feeling of imponderable, diffuse warmth.
“I am not trying to express anything in my paintings, I just want to like them enough to wish to be there, in the landscapes I paint. There’s no philosophy behind them, when I paint I am thinking of anything other than what I paint. I am trying to think only when I have the feeling I did something not quite right.”
While waiting for his new exhibition, have a look of his works. If you want to see more, Sever Iustian is welcoming you form 14 to 27 April at the Art Home Gallery, Biserica Enei nr.16, Bucharest.