VINCENTIU GRIGORESCU

Vincentiu Grigorescu

Geometrie Casuali I, 1973-1975, oil on canvas, 70×70 cm

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BIOGRAPHY
Vincentiu Grigorescu (1923 – 2012) studied architecture and arts in Bucharest. In the late 40s he dedicated himself to graphic design – he was one of the top creators of postal stamps of that time. Later on, through his constant struggle to free himself from the impositions of Socialist Realism he was inclined towards geometrical expression and abstraction.

In 1972, after some exhibitions abroad, he asked for political asylum in Italy,
where he went on to live and work for 40 years in Milan and Castelnuovo Magra (Liguria). He never returned to Romania. In the 70s and 80s, Vincentiu Grigorescu maintained a close collaboration with gallery-owner Zita Vismara in Milan, who organized his most important exhibitions of that period. Also, he had a great solo show in 1975 at Galleria d’Arte Moderna (GAM), in Turin, curated by Angelo Dragone. He was continuously acknowledged by famous art critics, such as Gillo Dorfles, Alberto Veca, Angelo Dragone, Ottorino Villatora and Marzia Ratti, director of CAMeC, La Spezia (Italy).

His collaboration with Marzia Ratti during the last two decades placed him in the realm of Italian Abstraction and he became conceptually aligned to great names, such as Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni. His works/interventions on canvas and the material of painting situate him alongside the “triad” Manzoni-Castellani-Bonalumi. After his death in 2012, his works were included that same year in the exhibition “superfici sensibili – dialoghi con il supporto”, curated by Marzia Ratti at CAMeC, La Spezia, featuring a selection of famous Italian modern and contemporary artists.

WORKS IN ART COLLECTIONS
Museo del Novecento, Milano, IT
Galleria d’Arte Moderna Turin, IT
The National Museum of Art of Romania
Private Collections

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
OEUVRES | Vincentiu Grigorescu, Fundatia Joana Grevers, Bucharest 2014
Dialoghi con il supporto. Territori di contatto fra percosi di ricerca. Dedicatto a Vincentiu Grigorescu. Marzia Ratti, 2012
Pensando alla “natura morta” | R. Crivelli, Galleria San Marco, Seregno 1985
Vincentiu Grigorescu | Alberto Veca, Vismara Arte Contemporanea, Milano 1980
Le geometrie casuali | Alberto Veca, Gala International – Attualita e informazione visiva, a. XIII, n.77, pg. 40-41, May 1976
Vincentiu Grigorescu | Gilo Dorfles, Galleria Vismara, Milano 1976
Vincentiu Grigorescu | Angelo Dragone, Galleria D’Arte Moderna Torino, Torino 1975
Vincentiu Grigorescu et sept autres artistes roumains | J. Pigeon, La libre belgique, 8 January 1974
Vincentiu Grigorescu: d’etonnantes tapisseries a Bruxelles | J. Pigeon, La libre belgique, 17 May 1974
Pittori e scultori romeni all Promotrice | La Stampa, 1 marzo 1969

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Le grande tele
418 Gallery, Cetate, RO

Strati | Layers
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Bucharest

Le tele II
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2015
Le tele I
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2014
Vincentiu Grigorescu
Unicredit Project Expozitei F1 in collaboration with 418 Gallery, Bucharest

Vincentiu Grigorescu
Galleria Xenia of Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Budapest, HUN

2013
La Scoperta del Colore | Ultime Opere
Spazio Espositivo Liceo Artistico Statale della Spezia, Palazzo Comunale di Castelnuovo Magra, IT

2009
Generazione anni Venti
Castello di San Giorgio della Spezia, IT

2002
Works 1967-2001
Centro S. Allende della Spezia and Castello Doria di Porto Venere, IT

1996
Solo show
Galleria Arte Contemporanea, Lugano,

1985
Solo show
Galleria San Marco, Seregno – Milan, IT

1980
Vincentiu Grigorescu
Curated by Alberto Veca, Vismara Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

1976
Solo show
Curated by Gillo Dorfles, Vismara Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

1975
Solo show
Curated by Angelo Dragone, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin, IT

Solo show
Studio A, Milan, IT

1974
Solo show
Brussels, BEL

Other solo exhibitions before leaving Romania (1972)
Bucharest, Dusseldorf, Ala, Uppsala, New York, Lingkoping, Milan, Copenhagen, Biella, Bologna, Bruxelles

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Herbstausstellung
418 Gallery, Cetate – RO

2017
9 Years of Art | 9 Romanian Artists
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2014
Structure & Energy II | The Power of Abstraction
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2013
Structure & Energy I | The Need for Abstraction
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2012
Superfici Sensibili | Dialogo con il supporto
Alberto Burri, Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Piero Manzoni
Curated by Marzia Ratti, CAMEC della Spezia, IT

Other group exhibitions
Rome, Milan, Turin, London, Geneva, Mexico, Moscow, Pekin, Warsaw, Prague, Paris, New Delhi, Montreal, Quebec, Bagdad, Sofia, Havana