Lot 1

Florin Mitroi

V 1992


Tempera on canvas
61 × 49.5 cm (24 × 19.5 inch)

Sold for €5,250


Artwork description

Signed and dated bottom right, in black, "FM, V 1992"

Lot Notes

Florin Mitroi was a fascinating Romanian painter, whose expressive works have become increasingly influential in the past few years both in Romania and abroad. During his life, Mitroi was a lecturer at the Bucharest National University of Arts and participated in group exhibitions in France, USA, Poland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Germany.

Regarding his portraits, Tim Ackermann stated that "with their bald heads and shadowy eyes, Mitroi’s figures seem to be related to Picasso’s masks. Mitroi only needs a few brush strokes to imbue these faces with enormous expressivity – thus reflecting one of the darkest vaults of the soul", whilst Romanian art historian Pavel Șușară stated that the form depicted in the artist's oeuvre is "reality itself, a reality that is devoid of history".


Florin Mitroi

Craiova, Romania, 1938 - Bucureşti, Romania, 2002


Solo (Selection)
  • 2011 - Johnen Gallery, Berlin, Germany (International)
  • 2008 - Sub Cărturești Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2008 - Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania (National)
  • 2008 - Matei Corvin Gallery, Cluj, Romania (National)
  • 2003 - H'Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1993 - Catacomba Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 2015 - "Before & After the Cultural Revolution in Romania: 1971", PostModernism Museum, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2011 - "Funeraria", The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2007 - "Bitzan, Maitec, Nicodim, Mitroi", The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2005 - "Portretul-Sine și oglindire", Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia, Romania (National)
  • 2005 - "Depozit – aceasta nu este o expoziție", The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2004 - "Restituiri-Dezvăluiri", Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia, Romania (National)
  • 2002 - "Marin Gherasim și invitații săi: Florin Mitroi și Darie Dup", Palatele Brâncovenești Cultural Centre, Mogoșoaia, Romania (National)
  • 1980 - The "Medusa d'Oro" Competition, Italy (International)
  • 1978 - Mannheim, Germany (International)
  • 1978 - Picardia Museum, Amiens, France (International)
  • 1977 - Lisbon, Portugal (International)
  • 1977 - Kuopio, Finland (International)
  • 1975 - "Louis Paul Weiler", France (International)
  • 1973 - Philadelphia, USA (International)
  • 1973 - Szczecin, Poland (International)
  • 1972 - Cagnes sur Mer, France (International)


  • The "Spațiu Subiectiv" Prize, the Municipal Salon, Bucharest, Romania, 1998
  • The Prize for Painting Awarded by the Visual Artists' Union of Romania , 1978
  • The Theodor Aman Scholarship , 1963

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