History can be also written through art. Places, people, actions outlined on endless canvas complete a nation’s picture. Sorin Adam’s works reveal a piece of history illustrated by oil colours, graphics, crayon in a perfect way. Under the artist brush, the coldest place comes to life and the people are warm in harmony with the Universe. Sorin Adam’s paintings calm the audience and flood it’s soul into a huge noiseless.
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Since when you start to paint?Everything started when I was 18 years old because of a crayon box. My father received it from a painter for another painter. I found this box and I started to draw. I had never drawn or painted before that moment. I made a copy of a paint and so, by the time, I start to love painting. My father took me to
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How do you choose your themes?I love the traditional Romanian painting. There are still a lot to be done in this direction. I don’t reject the western painting, but it is not my main preference. I had the chance to visit the Big Museums worldwide, but I like the Romanian art more.
And the Near Eastern…Yes. I start to focus on Near Eastern since 1990 when I was in Balcic. I’d known Balcic from the work of the great masters Nicolae Tonitza, Gheorghe Petrascu, Theodor Pallady, Lucian Grigorescu, Iosif Iser. I was impressed by the gorgeous light of the sky, see, stones, by the beautiful houses. Balcic is a cosmopolite place: there are Romanians, Bulgarians, Turks. And so, I started to see more places from the Eastern side of the world. I was in
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Do you have any favorite paintings?Yes. Most of them are Eastern landscapes. I start to do my own collection which comprise not only my works but also paintings of other 35 colleagues. I also use to buy from Art Auction Houses paints of Romanian famous artists: Corneliu Baba, Stefan Constantinescu, Sabin Pop.
How hard is to organize an exhibition?The effort is more about time then money. Before having an exhibition, I choose a theme and I work on it for 2-3 years before I dare to make an exhibition on that issue. Then, it come the material part. The quality of the tools is very important: canvas (for example, at the beginning I used canvas on cardboard) and frames (these are very important because emphasize the painting).
Still life with pomegranate and lamp
You exhibited abroad. How was the experience with the foreign public?I had exhibitions in
Starting with 20th of February, you started a new exhibition atYes, I launched my second art album accompanied with an exhibition of some of my top paintings illustrating different themes. It’s a “mélange”, a mixture: landscapes, still life, nudes.
Still life with pomegranate and lemon
How fast do you sell your paintings?
It was more difficult at the beginnings. Later, I start to sell and my works get to big collectors and so I build up a name in the Romanian market. This make me to establish a minimum limit: 1200 euro for a oil on canvas paintings and 500 euro for a crayon work. The highest price that I received was 3,750 euro, for painting “Balcic” sold at Artmark Auction House.
What do you think an artist need to become famous?
Strong will, permanent work, honesty with himself. The artist must do what he feels, not what he should do or what he has been told to do. There are many painters who do what they have been taught and they loose. This could be my story too, but I said no, I choose to make my own way.
Born on 22nd August 1968, Ploiesti
1996 - Graduate of the Painting Section of the "Luceafarul" Art Academy, professor Teodor Moraru and licensed of the Art Academy of Bucharest
1998 - 2002 - Teaching assistant at "Luceafarul" Art Academy
Member of Union of Plastic Artists since 1997
2011 Frezia Art Gallery - Dej
2009 Beldiman Palace - Iasi
Art Gallery of Bucharest Municipality
2008 National Military Circle Bucharest Art Gallery
2007 I.C.R. - Istanbul ISIK Gallery
2006 National Military Circle Bucharest Art Gallery
2004 National Military Circle Bucharest Art Gallery
2003 Museum of the Art and History of Bucharest
2002 National Military Circle Bucharest Art Gallery
1999 National Military Circle Bucharest Art Gallery
1998 Corropoli Abruzzo - Italy
1997 Florence - Italy
1995-1996 Art Gallery of Bucharest
1994 Art Gallery of Bucharest
1993 Art Gallery of Bucharest
2010 Romanian Cultural Institute - Istanbul
2010 Grigore Vasile, Traian Bradean, Augustin Costinescu, Sorin Adam - National Military Circle Bucharest Art gallery
2009 Vasile Grigore & Sorin Adam - Occident Gallery, Bucharest
2009 Andrei Romocean, Dan Constantinescu, Mircea Doinaru, Emanoil Mazilu, Sorin Adam - Art Gallery of Bucharest
2009 Winter Salon - Sutu Palace, Bucharest
2002 National Art Salon of Bucharest
International Fair of Fine Arts Bucharest
2001 National Art Salon Bucharest
1999 National Pastel Salon - National Military Circle Bucharest Art Gallery
1998 Gheorghe Petrascu Bienal - Targoviste
1997 Winter Salon - Pitesti
1996 Gheorghe Petrascu Targoviste
Apollo Art Gallery, Bucharest
1994-1995 Bucharest Salon - Bucharest National Theatre
1993 National Salon of Youth National Theatre of Bucharest
1992 National Salon of Graphic - II Falcone Montepascali (Grossetto)
1991 International Exhibition Amicii del Pomero (prize and medal) RHO Milano Italy
1990 Graphic Salon RHO Milano - Italy