Lot 20

Marin Gherasim

Foundation (Temelie)


20 × 19 × 5.5 cm (7.9 × 7.5 × 2.2 inch)

Sold for €600


Artwork description

Signed, dated and titled on the back "Marin Gherasim, Cruce, 1994, intervenție"


private collection, Switzerland

Lot Notes

Marin Gherasim saw painting as an act of confession and humility. For him, painting had the potential to symbolically rescue what the atheist regime was trying to destroy. He was a member of the group 9+1, founded in 1981 by several Romanian intellectuals including Andrei Pleșu, Sorin Dumitrescu, and Horia Bernea. The rich sumptuous colours allude to Byzantine mysteries. On the other hand, in his rare sculptural work one can witness a reduction of image and colour to their essence.


Marin Gherasim

Rădăuţi, Suceava, 1937 - 2017
Based in Bucharest, Romania


Solo (Selection)
  • 2007 - Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 2005 - Triade Gallery, Timișoara, Romania (National)
  • 2004 - U.A.P. Galleries, Bistrița, Romania (National)
  • 1994 - Catacomba Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1993 - Romanian Cultural Centre, Vienna, Austria (International)
  • 1980 - U.A.P. Galleries, Bacău, Romania (National)
  • 1978 - Bastion Gallery, Timișoara, Romania (National)
  • 1978 - Cluj- Napoca Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (National)
  • 1977 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1973 - Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1969 - The Romanian Athenaeum, Bucharest, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 2003 - Romanian-Japanese Cultural Centre, Tokyo, Japan (International)
  • 2002 - "Eastern Art", Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (International)
  • 1999 - "The Sacred in Art", Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1993 - "Byzantium After Byzantium", Romanian Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy (International)
  • 1986 - "Romanian Contemporary Art", Mall Gallery, London, United Kingdom (International)
  • 1984 - "Romanian Contemporary Art", Athens Art Museum, Athens, Greece (International)
  • 1982 - "Geometry and Sensibility", Puchri Gallery, Hague, the Netherlands (International)
  • 1980 - "Writing", Architecture Institute, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1977 - "Study", Bastion Gallery, Timișoara, Romania (National)
  • 1974 - "Art and Energy", Galeria Nouă, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1973 - "Expressionism as an attitude", Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1971 - Cagnes-sur-Mer Art Festival, France (International)
  • 1970 - "Romanian Contemporary Art", Stuttgart, Germany (International)
  • 1970 - "Romanian Contemporary Art", Turin, Italy (International)
  • 1967 - Romanian Art Retrospective Exhibition, Prague, Czekoslovakia (International)

News & Events


    (Triumph Gallery)

    19.02.2016 — 13.03.2016, Triumph Gallery Triumph Gallery is presenting a series of exhibitions under the name of EXTENSION, which will show the current ...


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