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2013-8290-1, 2013 Acrylic And Pigment On Canvas 208 X 229cm © Alex Calinesu
Quick Facts
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Tags
sculpture, mixed-media, installation, landscape
Statement

 

 

ALEX CALINESCU

STATEMENT

 

 

 

A pure note, or a group of notes, resonating

Silence between sounds; a sound

Harmony and discord  - anger and violence - tenderness and sorrow

 

Space between forms; and/or their interconnection

Touch - separation - absence - presence

 

The breath

 

 

1967

Born Cambridge, ENGLAND

 

 

STUDIES

 

 

 

1989 - 1992

Royal Academy Schools, London (Post Graduate)

1986 - 1989

City and Guilds of London Art School (Diploma in Painting)

1985 - 1986

Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (Art Foundation)

 

RESIDENCIES

 

 

 

2006

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut, America

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

 

2006

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant

1996

Bayer Earth Art Award finalist

1995

Bayer Earth Art Award finalist

1992

The David Murray Travel Scholarship

The Vincent Harris Award

1991

The David Murray Travel Scholarship

The Landseer Scholarship

1989

The Richard Ford Award for Travel

The City and Guilds Drawing Prize

1988

The Knights of the Round Table Painting Award

The Aidan Threlfall Trust, Goldsmiths Company Travel Bursary

The City and Guilds Drawing Prize

The Philip Connard Travel Award

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

 

 

2012

The Original Print Show, Waterhouse and Dodd, London.

Scope Basel, Waterhouse and Dodd, Basel, Switzerland

 

2011

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2011, London

 

2010

 

Éigse, VISUAL, Carlow Arts Centre, Ireland

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2010, London

 

2009

Four Days Long, Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD), London

Northern Print Biennale, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-Upon Tyne

 

2008

Edition 1, Centre for Recent Drawings (C4RD), London

 

2007

 

New Work, Delfina, London, Full Circle Art Consultancy (one person show)

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Northamptonshire (one person show)

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2007, London

Centre for Recent Drawings (C4RD), London

 

2006

 

 

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency 2006 – New Work, (one person show)

Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

International Artists II, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland

Back to Back, Artonomy Fine Art, Truro, Cornwall (two person show)

 

2005

 

Frosted, Emma Hill, Eagle Gallery, London

International Artists, Hillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland

Éigse Carlow Arts Festival 2005, St Patricks College, Ireland.(one person show)

Jerwood Drawing 2004, mac-Birmingham, EICH Gallery-Hull, The Lowry-Salford Quays

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

2004

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2004, Jerwood Space- London, Pittville Gallery-Cheltenham, Bayart-Cardiff

Line and Form, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London

 

2003

From Three Lines, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London (one person show)

 

2002

Drawings for All 2002, Gainsborough House, Suffolk

Size Matters, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London

Wall to Wall, Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London

 

2001

 

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London (Selected by Robert Hiscox and Quentin Willson)

 

2000

Art Futures, Contemporary Art Society, Barbican, London

 

1998

The Sweden Centre, Tokyo

 

1997

British Art Now, Fine Art Consultancy, Tokyo

The Blue Gallery, London

Axis Gallery, Tokyo

Art Factory Gen, Tokyo

Gallery Aoyama, Tokyo

Sagacho Bis, Tokyo

 

1996

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Davies and Tooth Fine Art, London

 

1995

 

Imperial Cancer Research Contemporary Art Exhibition, Christies, London

The Royal Over-Seas League Exhibition Tour, Edinburgh and London

 

1993

The London Group Open, Barbican Centre, London

Imperial Cancer Research Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sotheby's, London

 

1992

 

Origin, South London Art Gallery

Bruton Street Gallery, London

Postgraduate '92, Royal Academy, London

Second Coming, South London Art Gallery

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

1991

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Hearts of Art, Sotheby's/Simon of Cyrene Trust

 

1990

The London Group Open, Gulbenkian Gallery, London

Janus Avivson Gallery, London (one person show)

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

1989

The City and Guilds of London Art School Diploma Show, London

 

1988

Athenaeum Club, London (one person show)

 

COLLECTIONS

 

 

 

 

Mittal Steel, Aon Limited, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Cantillon Capital Management LLP, TDR Capital, Lawrence Graham, Banque AIG, The Albers Foundation, The Bank of England, Vincent Sykes and Higham, British Land, Landmark plc, Reuters, Hanson Westhouse Ltd

 

Private collections in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland and America

 

CONTACT

www.alexcalinescu.com   mail@alexcalinescu.com   07958 472217

 

 

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