Lot 2

Ştefan Râmniceanu

Icône (Image Byzantine)

Oil and gold leaf on canvas
60 × 60 cm (23.6 × 23.6 inch)

Sold for €350


Artwork description

Signed, located, dated and titled on the back, "Ştefan Râmniceanu, Paris, (19)96, Icone (Image Byzantine)"


Ştefan Râmniceanu

b. Ploiești, Romania, 1954


Solo (Selection)
  • 2007 - Caroline Cline Gallery, San Francisco, USA (International)
  • 2001 - "Regards sur les nuits dorées", F.H. Art Forum Gallery, Paris, France (International)
  • 1999 - Alkent Actuel Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (International)
  • 1994 - "La Chemise des Murs", Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris, France (International)
Group (Selection)
  • 1996 - Uni-Terre Gallery, Geneve, Switzerland (International)
  • 1990 - "10 Contemporary Romanian Artists", Rome, Italy (International)
  • 1984 - Contemporary Art Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria (International)
Fair (Selection)
  • 2001 - International Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair, Turkey (International)
  • 2000 - MAC 2000 Art Fair, Espace Eiffel- Branly, France (International)


  • Prize of the International Triennal of Painting in Sofia, Bulgaria , 1988


  • Contemporary Art Museum of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Intergovernmental organization of the Francophonie, Paris, France
  • French Finance Ministry, Paris, France

Additional info:

Ştefan Râmniceanu was one of the members of the generation that radically transformed Romanian experimental art in the 1980s. The twenty-six years of living in Paris, where he was deeply appreciated and where he made a name for himself, have a word to say nowadays. His works are present in important private collections. His exile gave him the right to create and to be free. He returned triumphant, amazing the Romanian art lovers' world. "Ștefan Râmniceanu reinvents the imagery of the Orthodox church through contemporary, abstracted 'icons'. As a Romanian under the oppression of the Ceaușescu regime he, like some other artists, turned to paintings of churches as a form of carefully coded dissent, but his work goes beyond the expedient." - Malcolm Miles, professor of Cultural Studies, University of Plymouth

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