Exposition Art Blog: Florin Prodan

Florin Prodan

Painter – Florin Prodan

Personal details
Date of birth: November 4th 1962
Place of birth: Hlipiceni, Botosani, ROMANIA

 Professional details
Graduated I.P. Iasi.
Studied free art.
Member of Plastic Artists Union – President of Botosani branch
Founding member of “Stefan Luchian” Foundation

 Artistic activity
Personal exhibitions
  • 2006 – Bucharest: “Horizon” Gallery,
  • 2005 – Bucharest: “Caminul Artei” Gallery,
  • 2004 – Bucharest: “Hanul cu Tei” Gallery,
  • 2004 – Bucharest: “Spectacolul Lumii” exposition – Romanian Senate Gallery,
  • 2002 – Iasi: U.M.F Gallery,
  • 2002 – Iasi: World Trace Center Gallery – Europa Hotel,
  • 1998, 2003, 2012 – Botosani: “Stefan Luchian” Gallery,
  • 1996, 1999, 2008 – Botosani: “Casa Cartii” Gallery,
  • 2012 – Botosani: “Memorialul Ipotesti” Gallery,
  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2013 – Botosani: City Hall Gallery,
  • 2014, 2015 – Botosani: “Shopping Center” Gallery,
  • 2012 – Suceava: “Real” Gallery,
  • 2011 – Suceava: “Shopping Center” Gallery,
  • 1997 – Piatra Neamt: “Piatra Neamt” Gallery,
  • 2006 – Busteni: “Hotel Silva” Gallery,
  • 2015 – Bucharest: “Elite Prof Art” Gallery,
  • 2015 – Botosani: City Hall Gallery.
  • 2016- Iasi-Galler
     Participation at Local and National Exhibitions
            2012 – Bianual National Exhibition “Lascar Vorel” - Piatra Neamt
            2013 – Plastic Artists Annual Saloon from Botosani
            2013 – National Visual Arts “INTERFERENCES” Saloon – “Stefan Luchian” Gallery - Botosani
            2014 – National Visual Arts “INTERFERENCES” Saloon – “Stefan Luchian” Gallery
            2013 – National Exhibition - “Stefan Luchian” U.A.P. Gallery – Winter saloon
            2014 – “Art Season” Exhibition - “Stefan Luchian” Gallery
            2014 – “Green Colors Simphony” Exhibition - “Stefan Luchian” Gallery
            2014 – Plastic Arts Spring Saloon - “AGATA” Library Center
            2014 – “Color and Sensation” Exhibition – Hotel Garden 5 Gallery – Bucharest
            2014 – “Through Seasons” Exhibition – Botosani
            2015 – Tonita Art Group Exhibition – Suceava
            2015 – Tonita Art Group “VINTAGE” Exhibition – Suceava
            2015 – National Visual Arts “INTERFERENCES” Saloon – “Stefan Luchian” Gallery –
            2016 – Spring Saloon - “Stefan Luchian” Art Gallery – Botosani.
        2015- Spring  International Saloon IART- Iasi
             3rd prize – 1981 – Art Contest – Iasi
Works in private collections:  Romania,  Franta,   Italia, Anglia,  Germania,    Grecia,   SUA,   Cipru ,  Iran,   China,Canada, SUA.

 Artistic references:

          Natures greatest lesson becomes essential for FLORIN PRODAN: that of building an artistic vision, a manner of understanding and that of transfiguring reality. In fact the attachment to the miracle of reality is related to the direct experience of this painter of "plain air" even if, beyond sensation, this is a science of plastic.
FLORIN PRODAN is well seen by the viewers through the quality of the colors carefully spread on the painting blade, generous and tender, melancholic and vital, subtle and unctuous. This creation matches perfectly with emotions and delicate feelings; similar to Lucian Blaga, this painter <<doesn't want to break world's light crown>>, but to touch it with his looks, then seeing it through the inner eye of the creator - a noble reconstruction of the being in a supreme gesture of love.
FLORIN PRODAN evolved from an art exhibition to another, his artistic stamps gaining more and more distinct sounds announcing a natural growing-up. These ways of saying serve also the quality of plastic thinking. The time of harvest is here.
Art critique - member A.I.C.A.
Valentin CIUCA, 2003
FLORIN PRODAN is a painter of vibration, where nature means rhythm, a plastic rhythm within cosmic vibration. His art can be from anywhere, his image reconstructing nature, keeping in mind not only the essential but also the affective.
Art critique - Lucian STROCHI
 FLORIN PRODAN assumes a certain palette of colors that define him in its own manner: sensible in musical colors interfered by grays which define the art sense that becomes the bridge of his composition.
Painter Prof. Teodor VALENCIUC
FLORIN PRODAN won his own place in the artistic world. His paintings have a warm color, always present to the eye: that of building a poetry in colors.
Painter Prof. Ionel BEJENARU
 Figurative, being descriptive with essential tendencies of shapes and underlying colors by juxtaposing grays and pure backgrounds, FLORIN PRODAN uses nature as a pretext to express his sensibility. FLORIN PRODAN is a lyric, each of his paintings has a specific poetry.
Prof. Horatiu Ioan LASCU
Attracted to the Moldavian landscape, FLORIN PRODAN succeeds to transfigure in a convincing and sensitive way to bring to the viewer the miracle of the reality, but also his soul's debate. It's such a warmth in his action: the winter landscapes succeed to overwhelm actions under the empire of such ancestral childhood memories.
Painter. Prof. Constantin TOFAN

 Feeling – Colour - Wit in Florin Prodan’s painting

From the engineering field he took information about perspective, the sense of proportion, volumetric units and he was taught the lesson about colour, as any plastic artist, from the succession of seasons, reason for which he called one of his exhibitions as “Seasons”.
The painter has around 30 personal exhibitions and many other group exhibitions in the country, in Bucharest, Iasi, Botosani, Suceava, Piatra Neamt, as well as many works in private collections in the countries like France, England, Germany, Canada, USA, Greece, Italy, China. Among seasons, he focuses more on spring, summer and autumn. Spring for the chlorophyll green which symbolises life in its more active shape and autumn for the polychromic air with symphonic sounds.
 The winter landscapes with snow clouds are the ones that show the silver white of snowflakes, the “milky” and cold atmosphere, how winter enters the “rest” state.
By his works, the painter leads us to the idea that he is the supporter of calm romance of nature. His paintings are dedicated, mainly to nature, it is a plain air painting and the artist is, as Iohannes Iten was saying, of Bauhaus School, an impressive optic. The impressions gathered from the most typical and hidden places of nature, there are not simple sensory experiences, chosen by chance, but they are attentively selected and instrumented from compositional point of view, according to an artistic intuition, connected with the engineer sense of free form – subject to poetic fantasy law.
Therefore, the main source of inspiration represents nature and people with their concerns – it is, we can say, a campestre painting.
His artist eye aimed in nature especially delusions made by the effect of water in relationship with the light (the sun rise, sunset, mornings with crystal clear dew drops and dense fog, the sunset with solar brightness, filtered by the clouds curtain and the effect of evaporation with the water morphology in the wind, especially after the rain). Our of this reason, the artist, by using light with generosity, can be considered, more, a meridian with Tiepolo asymptotic approaches.
The forms of nature elements aimed by the artist are so filled with light that sometimes we have the illusion that we enjoy the presence of diaphane shapes made of coloured light vapours, or photonic clouds.
His landscapes works, where we can always find aquatic shapes of laguna landscape (rivers, ponds, lakes) lead to the illusion of some images from the waters empire. The house seems more a decorative element of nature than a rural civilisation sign, even for an immemorial time.
The flowers paintings, especially in warm colours, combined with floral species in contrasting colours prove the colourist calling as well as the sensitivity and passion for flowers of the author, important knowledge for the symbolist language of flowers.  Flowers are spread in a series that start from the opulence of the sunflower to the delicacy and wild freshness of field flowers, from the intensive red of corn poppies to cornflowers which gradually diminish their colour in the floral mass.
His style is the one of a romantic artist, in impressionist expression with well tempered chromatic and logically developed compositions and the vivacity generated by nature in all its complexity leads us to the idea of renaissance hylozoism subtly transmitted to the visible romanticism of François René Chateaubriand.
Mihai PĂSTRĂGUŞ, arts critic

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