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Drawing, Installation, Painting, Sculpture
1973 born in Pucioasa, Romania
Lives and works in Germany and Romania
1995-99 Studium der Pädagogik, Fachrichtung Kunst
1999 Diplom an der Universität Bukarest, Lehrer – Bildende Kunst
1999-2000 Kunstunterricht - Gymnasium in Bukarest
2000-03 Studium der Freien Kunst – Bildhauerei an der Alanus Hochschule, Alfter/Bonn
seit 2005 Promotion an der Johannes Gutenberg Universität - Mainz im Fach Pädagogik über die künstlerische Arbeit
About my artwork
Maxim Corciova’s shapes, backed by apparently friendly materials
(and why would wood and bronze be friendly?) are, at least at the ﬁrst sight, very domestic, welcoming and relaxing at the same time.
Volumes that may describe anything between a noble cup and an
uterus, chairs in various shapes, serving perhaps an ancestor’s rest
or a royal vocation, invented images of some ancient devices and,
conclusively, an arch-boat. However, no shape is deﬁ nite but “bitten”
or deformed by some detailed elements, clearly adding new meanings.
The importance of a detail achieved by cutting out or attaching steps
which obviously originate in safety elements from peasant buildings
by the Danube side leads to the artist’s philosophical space and the
intelligent play of his sculptures shapes, as if they were echoes.
At the same time, the wooden shapes may tempt one into poetic
interpretations (for instance the potential letters of the divided wall of
the arch-boat) or images of the most exact sheep breeding activities,
bronze may equally generate the joy of the eye in its strange shapes or
memories from Thracian times about a history which one would guess
rather than feel. The ultimate sensation is that of fully-functional
natural universe with a primordial rural content however welcoming
only for those who do not forget that it is essential to make an effort
just as it is to initiate. A tame mistery.
Doru Mares | art critic | Bucharest | March 2009
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
seit 2001 Dauerausstellung in der Privatsammlung - von Herz, Bergisch Gladbach
2001 “Annenstrasse 2“, Wuppertal
2007 Kontrastfilm, Mainz
2007 Galerie H.D - von Herz, Köln
2008 Galerie H.D - von Herz, Köln
2008 Galerie artclub, Köln
2009 Galerie artclub, Köln
2000-03 AHA und Schloss Alfter
2003 Projekt "Bayerstraße", Bonn- Hersel
2004 G. Leifheit Kulturhaus, Nassau
2006 Performance „7Dimensionen“, Mainz
2007 Galerie artclub, Köln
2007 Galerie Laik, Koblenz
2008 Galerie artclub, Köln
2008 Galerie Laik, Koblenz
2009 Affordable Art Fair Bruxelles (B) - Galerie Laik, Koblenz
2009 Art Fair Lille (FR) - Galerie Laik, Koblenz
2010 Galerie artclub Köln
2010 Galerie artclub + Radius 2x4 Berlin
2010 Galerie Laik, Koblenz
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