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Tincuta Marin – Distant realities

May 17 - July 9



Tincuța Marin – Distant Realities

curated by prof. Mark Gisbourne

May 17 – July 10, 2023

Jecza Gallery and Triade Foundation are pleased to announce a new solo exhibition by the artist Tincuța Marin, offering sculpture – for the second time this year – the opportunity to shape the space located at Calea Martirilor 1989 51/52 in Timișoara.
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Distant realities” on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 at 7:00 PM, curated by British curator Mark Gisbourne. Gisbourne has selected a concept borrowed from Surrealism, believing it to be the foundation of Tincuța Marin’s artistic creation.
In her painting, Tincuța Marin guides us beyond colors “to a world that resides within each of us, where good fights against evil, like in a contemporary fairytale about the present world” (Andrei Jecza). In sculpture, however, the artist seeks spatial expression.
The exhibition mainly focuses on the artist’s recent bronze sculptures and paintings, referring to how spatiality is extended in contemporary art.
„The imagination is surely an instrument of precarious certitude, for that which appears fantastic is at times real, while that which is real sometimes feels fantastic.
In the art of Tincuța Marin, through drawing and collage, painting and sculpture, the imagination takes on the role of first principle. For the artist’s work is constituted of a unique and personal fusion of reimagined sources and ideas that might initially appear as distant realities.
While the term ‘distant realities’ owes in some respects a debt to Surrealism it has been extended and expanded into wider realms of creative suggestion and imaginings over the last sixty years. This being said a number of Rumanian artists played a significant role in the Internationalization of Surrealism from the 1930s, most notably the artists Viktor Brauner (1903-1966) and Jacques Hérold (1910-1987) among several others. The latter Hérold was born in Piatr Neamț, Western Moldavia, from early childhood lived in Galati as the son of a candy manufacturer, the same city coincidentally as Tincuța Marin.
It follows similarly that the expressive paintings of Marin are born of the subjective imagination rather than any systematic compositional conceptualization. Her expressive paintings are a poetic compendium of sources that not only conjure up distant realities but also fantasies and myths that are very Romanian in origin.” – curator Mark Gisbourne.
This event brings Tincuța Marin back to our gallery for a second time, following her exhibition Dianthus Caryophullus curated by Domenico de Chirico in 2021.
In Timișoara 2023 – the European Year of Culture, we invite you to discover this fantastic world of Tincuța Marin hosted by Galeria Jecza (Calea Martirilor 1989 51/52) from May 18th to July 7th, 2023, on Tuesdays to Saturdays, between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
During the opening weekend of Art Encounters, from May 19th to May 21st, the visiting hours will be extended until 10:00 PM.
The exhibition, organized by Galeria Jecza and the Interart Triade Foundation, is part of the national cultural program “Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in 2023” and is funded by the Timișoara Projects Center.

Supported by Catena, Cramele Recaș, UniCredit Bank, and Policolor.

In order to visit the exhibition, you have to book a visit (or a tour) in advance, following this link: https://calendly.com/jeczagallery
Read the whole curatorial text including footnotes here – https://www.jeczagallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Jecza-Gallery-TINCUTA-MARIN-DISTANT-REALITIES.pdf


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