Mihai Sârbulescu. KRISIS

Opening: November 16, 2022, 6 p.m.
November 16, 2022 - December 04, 2022

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, the Eleon Association and the Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca invite you to the opening of the exhibition of the painter Mihai Sârbulescu, entitled "KRISIS", starting at 6 p.m..

Mihai Sârbulescu is an Associate Professor at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, department of Painting, as well as a co-founding member of the Prolog Group. In addition to his prodigious activity as a painter carried out under the aegis of this group, he also serves the latter as a devoted and inspired chronicler. Counting the gift of writing among his many endowments, Mihai Sârbulescu is the author of several books dedicated to painting, memorials, but also a signatory of several dialogues on painting with important contemporary artists. His biography is marked by significant encounters: Pr. Dumitru Stăniloae, Pr. Sofian Boghiu, Ioan Alexandru, Horia Bernea, Daniel Turcea, and many others within the same human and spiritual register.

Κρίσις is the word chosen by Mihai Sârbulescu as the title of his personal exhibition, which is just about to open in Cluj-Napoca. Out of the many meanings of this Greek word - decision, judgement, limit situation -, as the signatory of the present lines, I have chosen "decision", as it allows me to "marry" its significant core to that of the mildest, but not unfirm "discernment." Being a demanding artist, Mihai Sârbulescu has always appealed to the clarifying powers of discernment. With surprise and emotion, I will add that in the current phase of his creative endeavour, his appeal appears to be more intense and, as it were, more passionate than ever before. But precisely because of this, Sârbulescu's way of relating to his own work and, through it, to the essentials, is highly similar to the attitude the great masters have in relation to their own creation, the one that has reached its late, twilight phase”. (Cristian-Robert Velescu)

The curator of the exhibition is the historian and art critic Cristian-Robert Velescu, a Professor of Art History at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. In this exhibition one can find the great themes addressed by the artist over time: The Bell, The Chalice, The Road, the Porch in Agapia, Irises, a Wall at Balcic, and many more.

The exhibition is open at the Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca from November 16 to December 4, 2022.

Images from the opening of the exhibition.