Costel Iarca

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Costel Iarca (1963) is a Romanian abstract expressionist living and working in the U.S.A., known for developing a textured application method.

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His distinctive patented technique leaves the canvas three-dimensional with depth and definition. By incorporating textiles into cylindrical calques with latex and acrylic paint, on canvases as massive as five by six feet and weighing as much as sixty pounds, vibrant color explodes in three-dimensional patterns and shapes.

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Embedded with mystical imagery and spiritual symbols, his paintings reflect his philosophical immersion at the University of Theology in Transylvania, his native land. “I can see that I do the relation all the time between theology and paintings… Art is the big window of the soul.”

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Exhibitions:
Solo Exibition – MacNIDER ART MUSEUM, IA – Nov. 20 2008 – Feb 2009
Group show – ANDREWS ART MUSEUM, NC – June 2009
Iarca Gallery 700 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, 2000-2008
Iarca Gallery 307 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, 2004-2006
Iarca Gallery 7339 El Passeo, Palm Desert, CA 2004-2008
Iarca Gallery 475 N. 5th Ave, Naples FL 2004-2009

Press Release:
Jul. 2010 – Eclectica.org – NC
Jun. 2009 – The Andrew’s Journal – Romania
Jun. 2009 – Vivid – FL
Mar. 2009 – Nothshore Golf – NY
Mar. 2009 – ARTNOW MAG – NY
Dec. 2009 – ARTFORUM – IA
Dec. 2009 – ART IN AMERICA – CA
Nov. 2009 – THE GLOBE GAZETTE – CHICAGO
Spring 2008 – ARTWORKS – CA
Dec. 2007 – NEW CITY – Romania
Autumn 2007 – DMQ REVIEW – UK
Jun. 2006 – COTIDIANUL – USA
May, 2006 – NEW WOMAN MAGAZINE – Chicago
Oct. 2005 – GUEST INFORMANT – Florida
Oct. 2005 – CHICAGO TRIBUNE – NY
Apr. 2005 – BROWARD DESIGN – Indiana
Aug. 2004 – THE NEW YORK OBSERVER – Chicago
Jun. 2003 – JEWISH POST & OPINION – Chicago
Sep. 2001 – PIONEER PRESS – Chicago
Jul. 2001 – SKYLINE – Chicago
Apr. 2001 – CHICAGO SUNTIMES – Chicago
Apr. 2000 – LATIN MIDWEST – Indianapolis
Nov. 1999 – CHICAGO SUNTIMES – Chicago
Dec. 1999 – LATIN MIDWEST – Indianapolis