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The Virtual Gallery of the Contemporary Art from the Republic of Moldova
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Gheorghe Vrabie

Isai Carmu

Leonid Nikitin

Mihai Brunea

Vladimir Melnic

Simion Zamsa

Elena Karacentev

  Simion Zamsa


Simion Zamsa
Born in Onitcani, Chisinau on June 23rd, 1958



Education:
1976 - graduated from the Lyceum of Plastic Arts "I.Vieru", Chisinau
1984 - graduated from the Academy of Arts "I.Repin", Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

Personal Exhibitions in the Republic:
1993 - Watercolour, the Exhibitional Centre "C.Brancusi", Chisinau
1994 - Moldexpo, Chisinau
1997 - "L'autre cote", the National Art Museum of Moldova, Chisinau
1998 - Recent Works, the National Art Museum of Moldova, Chisinau
2000 - Graphics, Chisinau
2001 - Gestures, Lights; The Exhibitional Centre "C.Brancusi", Chisinau

Personal Exhibitions Abroad:
1994 - "Alpha" Gallery, Bacau, Romania
1995 - "First" Gallery, Timisoara, Romania

Group Exhibitions in the Republic:
1992-2001 - "Moldova Art Salons", Chisinau
1993-2001 - "Our Romanian Language", Chisinau
1996 - "The Object as the Portrait of Reality", Chisinau
2002 - Sculpture, Chisinau
2002 - Students with Grants of the Soros Foundation, Chisinau

Moldova Plastic Artists Exhibitions Abroad:
1999 - Moldova's Days in Germany, Frankfurt-on-Maine, Germany

International Exhibitions:
1987 - "Country Youth", Moscow, Russian Federation
1988 - "Graphics Triennial", Tallinn, Estonia
1988 - Graphics, Tbilisi, Georgia
1993 - "Art-Mif" (Art-Myth), Moscow, Russian Federation
1994 - Bacoviana, Bacau, Romania
1996 - "Paul Velaine ex-libris", Metz, France
1996 - "Identitatea, diferenta" (Identity, Difference), Milan, Italy
1996 - "Engraving Triennial", Varna, Bulgaria
1997 - "Messages from Tristan Tzara. Reflections in RE ", Chisinau
1997 - "Graphics Triennial", Maidanek, Poland
1997 - "Jose Hernandez in Memoriam", Argentina
1998 - "Hartiata-98" Gallery Dobrici, Bulgaria
1998 - Competition "Minigravados-98", Barcelona, Spain
1999 - Competition "Mini-graphics", Cluj, Romania
2002 - "-2002"(Central House of Arts-2002), Moscow, Russian Federation

Participations (workshops, creation camps, symposia):
1989-1991 - Senej, Moscow, Russian Federation
1993 - "S.Holosi", Baia Mare, Romania
1994 - Art Symposium, Bacau, Romania
1995 - "Jurbarcas", Lithiania
1996 - "S.Holosi", Baia Mare, Romania
1998 - "Hartiata", Dobrici, Bulgaria
1998 - "Mini-Litho-98" Symposium, Chisinau
1999 - Torre Canaveze, Italy
2000 - Symposium, Slanic-Moldova, Romania
2000 - Workshop "Handbook Paper", Chisinau
2001 - "Valea Uzului" (The Uz Valley) Symposium, Bacau, Romania
2002 - Workshop - "Paper-Art", Chisinau

Prizes:
1988 - 1990 - The Grant of the Union of Plastic Artists from the USSR, Moscow
1933 - The Third Prize of "Moldova Art Salons", Bacau, Romania
1994 - The Second Prize at the competition "Bacoviana", Bacau, Romania
1995 - The Grant of the French Alliance, Chisinau
1996 - Special Prize at the "Moldova Art Salons", Bacau, Romania
1998 - The Prize of the Inspectorate of Culture, Suceava, Romania
2002 - The Lana-Exlibris Prize, Taylor Foundation
2002 - Laureate of Excellence Grant Moldova Soros Foundation

Decorations:
1996 - Master in Arts from the Republic of Moldova

Works:
Musical Box, 2001, author's technique, print, 112x68
Epistle, 2001, author's technique, print, 24x33
The Tomcat from the Mountain, 1998, paper, watercolour
The Red Tower, 2001, handbook paper, typographic ink, 40x30
The Woman with a Cat, 1995, mixed technique, 86x62
The Fish from the Easter Island, 1997, woodcut, high print, 76x68
The Red Moon, 2001, handbook paper, typographic ink, 40x30
Babylonian Stamp, 1991, nib pen, China ink, 70x90
The Knight, 1991, nib, China ink, 70x90
Christmas, 1990, oil on canvas, 130x150

Critical Review:
Elena Karacntev and Simion Zamsa
They offer again and again true "performances" of virtuosity and a thematic inexhaustive gamma. Graphics in the artist's acception is a continuous advantage of experiments, maximum liberty of eloquence of expression. They are behaving like a sportive photoreporter always ready to catch the most unexpected "foreshortenings" of the motif which is to be framed, immortalized We face a continuous laboratory manifested with overflowing appetite for large surface worked out in crayoned nuances, filtered for long .

Leon Gherasim

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