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povestea MEa / my story 

 

Am desenat de copil, fiind atras mai intai de caricatura. Copiam mai toate caricaturile din presa vremii. In liceu am inceput sa imi inventez eu personajele si ideile proprii. Astfel, am debutat la 18 ani la Flacara lui Adrian Paunescu. Apoi am aparut in Urzica, Informatia, Scanteia Tineretului, Viata Studenteasca, Rebus si mai toate publicatiile din acei ani. Faceam doar 'fara cuvinte' si veneam cu idei destul de "ímpotriva". Am si fost chemat "la partid", dar totul s-a terminat cu bine. In aceeasi perioada am inceput sa particip si la expozitii de grup si Saloanele de Umor din tara si din strainatate: Belgia, Turcia, Polonia, Bulgaria. Am luat si cateva premii, cel mai important fiind in 1982 premiul al II-lea, ex-aequo, la Salonul Umorului de la Petrosani, cu tema "Cherchez la Femme". Valoarea premiului a fost de 1500 de lei si asa mi-am luat primele schiuri. A fost o perioada in care am cunoscut toti caricaturistii romani: Nicolae Claudiu, Dragos Anton, Matty, Ando, Al. Clenciu, A. Poch, Nell Cobar, Mihai Stanescu, Sorin Postolache, Bour, Ciosu, Popas si toti ceilalti. Bineinteles, erau tabere, erau jocuri, erau influente, erau frici. Cea mai mare, de cei "cu ochii albastri". Trebuie sa multumesc aici in mod special lui Sorin Postolache, care m-a debutat si indrumat, Nicolae Claudiu - mentorul meu! si lui Anton Dragos, de prietenia caruia m-am bucurat (si cu care am colaborat) multi ani. Ei m-au format dupa 18 ani. Fara ei, poate nu as fi continuat. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inainte de '89 am fost destul de activ, publicand mai peste tot. Am avut si expozitii personale, una din ele fiind chiar si in holul unui spital. La cea de la Casa Studentilor, Grigore Preoteasa, desenele mi-au fost vazute de cineva de la Ars Amatoria si duse, cateva din ele, la redactia "Tribuna Romaniei", unde m-a publicat dl. Dan Medeanu. Era o revista de propaganda, destinata exportului, se tiparea in format mare, pe o hartie de calitate, color (!!!), in conditiile in care toate ziarele de la noi apareau mici, cenusii, pe o hartie execrabila. In plus, primeam si cel mai mult pe un desen acolo: in jur de 100 de lei. Am avut surpriza sa fiu publicat si in strainatate, in "Minimum" din Israel. Niciodata n-am aflat cum au ajuns desenele mele acolo, cert e ca m-au publicat in doua numere, unul chiar inainte de Revolutie, iar altul cu adnotarea "desen cenzurat". Dupa '90, aparuse Tineretul Liber (am publicat acolo o perioada) si, intr-un numar in care se protesta fata de criza de hartie de ziar din Romania, a aparut o editie doar intr-o singura foaie. Ilustratia protestului era chiar o caricatura de-a mea! Am mai participat la Saloanele de Umor organizate de Connex, Humorror, la toate editiile. Din salon, Mircea Dinescu mi-a facut onoarea sa ma publice in revista lui "Plai Cu Boi". Fostul CEO al Connex-Vodafone (unde am lucrat peste 11 ani), Ted Lattimore, mi-a propus ca intr-un an sa dea clientilor importanti si partenerilor, de Craciun, cate un tablou inramat, cu caricaturi semnate de mine. Cu acea ocazie, mi-a publicat si un calendar de perete, format mare, exclusiv cu caricaturi de-ale mele, pe care l-a distribuit tot clientilor importanti.

In 2013 am inceput sa pictez in ulei. Nu o facusem niciodata, asa ca a fost o mare schimbare si (cum aveam sa constat) o mare bucurie. Acum deja consider ca ziua in care nu pictez, este o zi pierduta. Am trecut prin multe subiecte si stiluri, nu m-am fixat inca, dar ce stiu sigur e ca IMI PLACE.

Sper ca si voua!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I drew since I was a child, mostly cartoons. First, I was copying, then, in high school, I began to build up my own characters and ideas. So I started when I was 18, at Flacara, then in almost every romanian newspaper or magazine. At the same time I started to participate to cartoon salons in the country and abroad: Turkey, Poland , Bulgaria. I took a few awards, most notably in 1982 II prize ex- aequo, the Salon of Humor from Petrosani on "Cherchez la Femme ". The prize was RON 1,500 so I got my first skis. It was a time when I knew all romanian cartoonists: Nicolae Claudiu, Anton Dragos, Matty, Ando, Al. Clenciu, A. Poch, Nell Cobar, Mihai Stanescu, Sorin Postolache, Bour, Ciosu, Popas, etc. Of course, there were camps were games were influential, there were fears. Mostly, of those with "blue eyes" (communist secret services). I have to thank here especially to Sorin Postolache, who started and guided me, Nicolae Claudiu - my mentor! and Anton Dragos, whose friendship I enjoyed (and I worked with) for many years. They have formed me when I was 18. Without their help, maybe I wouldn’t continued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before '89, I was pretty active, publishing everywhere. I've had group and personal exhibitions, one of which even in a hospital hallway. At one personal exhibition at the Students House „Grigore Preoteasa”, my cartoons have been seen by someone from „Ars Amatoria” Group, and taken a few of them, to the editorial " Tribuna Romaniei", where I was published by Dan Medeanu. It was a propaganda magazine , intended for export, large print, quality paper, and color!, given that all the papers in that period were on small format, gray, on shitty paper. In addition, one of the best payment there: about 100 lei per cartoon. I was surprised to be published and abroad, in "Minimum" from Israel. I never found out how they got my drawings, but certainly is that I have published in two numbers, one just before the Revolution, and another with the annotation "censored cartoon". After 90s, I appeared the Tineretul Liber in an edition dedicated to the crisis of newsprint paper in Romania, printed only on a single sheet. The protest was illustrated with one of my cartoon! I participated in the international contest exhibitions series organized by Connex-Vodafone, Humorror, in all editions. From the lounge, Mircea  Dinescu made ​​me the honor to publish me in his magazine "Plai cu Boi". Ted Lattimore, former CEO of Connex-Vodafone (I worked there for over 11 years), few years ago, suggested to offer for Christmas, to all major clients and partners, framed cartoons made by me. On that occasion, he also published a company corporate wall calendar, large format, exclusively with my cartoons. Also, for all major clients and partners.

In 2013 I began to paint in oil. I never did it before, so it was a big change and (as I was found) a joy. Now, I already believe that the day without painting, is a lost day. I went through many subjects and styles, and I have not fixed yet, but what I do know is that I ENJOY IT.

I hope you too!

(English version below)

1978 - debutul  / My debut