"I consider myself a visual explorer of the mystery of life, of the mystery of being.
Developing my polysemantic nonfigurative language, my paintings focus on the perspective of the vision of a mystical, timeless and metamorphosable space in which emotion and dream meet."
Cristian Blei is a Romanian contemporary visual artist, b. in 1974 in Bucharest, from a family of visuals artists. He started drawing and painting at a very young age, fascinated by the power of colors and shapes like a magical thing. Coming from a family of visual artists, the plastic language became very familiar to him from an early age, later unambiguously determining his path to the artistic field. The years of apprenticeship in his father's studio had a strong imprint on him before he developed his own vision and style. As a technique, he mainly uses oils paint in successive layers, using any pleasant accident of colors on the canvas, integrating it as part of the play of shapes.
Graduated of the "Nicolae Tonitza" High School of Fine Arts in Bucharest (1992).
Graduated from the Academy of Arts Bucharest in 1998.
Member of Romanian Union of Professional Artists UAP (2001)
Member Circle Foundation for the Arts (CFA) Affiliate Artist (2020)
Lives and works in Bucharest as a freelance artist.
1995-The Municipal Painting Exhibition, National Theater
1997-Malmo, Sweden - Latin Gallery
1998-Graduating Exhibition, Galla Gallery
1999-Ramnicu Valcea Art Gallery
2000-International Fair of Visual Arts (TIAV) - State Circus
2001- "The child in the world of the arts" - Apollo Gallery
2001-Municipal Art Salon-Gallery Art Gallery
2002- "Accents and Fingerprints" - Caminul Artei Gallery
2002 - Municipal Art Salon - Apolo Gallery
2003 - Municipal Art Salon - Apolo Gallery
2004-Timisoara - Ana Art Gallery
2006-International Visual Arts Fair (TIAV)
2006-Municipal Art Exhibition (Hall - Constantin Brancusi)
2007-International Fair for Visual Arts (TIAV) - Romexpo
2009 - The National Salon of Contemporary Art Competition Contemporary Attitudes ed.a-II
2010-Piliuta-Exhibition Gallery - "Signs of Walking"
2010-Piliuta Gallery - Exhibition - "Air Signs"
2010-Piliuta Gallery - Exhibition - "Signs of Nude"
2010-Piliuta Gallery - Exhibition - "Signs of Bohemia"
2010-Piliuta Gallery - Exhibition - "Water Signs"
2010-Simeza Gallery - "The annual hopelessness"
2012-Elite Art Gallery Prof Art - "Luna Florilor"
2013-Elite Art Gallery Prof Art - "In Memoriam"
2013-Brancovenesc Palace, House of Arts - "Light and Color"
2014-Craiova - Metina Art Gallery
2015- Nova Gallery
2016-Cluj Napoca - Art Gallery
2018-National Military Circle - Collector's Exhibition - In Memoriam Col. (r) Viorel Chetreanu
2018-Ramnicul Sarat Municipal Museum
2018-National Exhibition of Contemporary Art - Centenary 2018
2019-National Painting Exhibition 2019 - Gallery of Art House
2020-Ramnicu Sarat Municipal Museum - "Spring Emotions"
2009-"Dream World"- Galateea Gallery
- Circle Foundation for the Arts (CFA)- Artist of the Month Award (April 2020) |
Certificate of Excellence [Finalist]
- The 36th International Artvita Online Art Contest (January 2020)| Certificate of Excellence [Finalist]
-Circle Foundation for the Arts (CFA) - Artist of the Year Award (January 2020) |
Honorable Mention Award [Finalist]
Bibliography (Publications and Media) :
ArtTour International Magazine Anniversary Issue 2022 - Pag. 20
Spotlight Magazine Issue 27 Circle Foundation (France - 2021) - Pag. 22
Spotlight Magazine Issue 25 Circle Foundation (France - 2021) - Pag. 18
Spotlight Magazine Issue 21 Circle Foundation (France - 2020) - Pag. 16
Alexandru Cebuc, Vasile Florea, Negoita Laptoiu – Encyclopedia of contemporary Romanian artists vol.V
Ed. Arc 2000, Bucuresti, 2003, ISBN 973-7703-03-0 pag. 28
Alexandru Cebuc, Negoita Laptoiu – Encyclopedia of contemporary Romanian artists vol.VI
Ed. Arc 2000, Bucuresti, 2009, ISBN 973-97341-3-5 pag.20
Dinu Moraru - "World" magazine 2004, Nr.1,
pag. 47 The article "Between two infinity"
Corneliu Ostahie – "Artists, Workshops, Galleries - Optional guide to delight the eye" pag.42 The article : Cristian Blei (The nonfigurative esoteric)
Ed. Karta-Graphic, 2009 ISBN 978-973-1959-50-4
Works in private collections from: Romania, Sweden, Greece, UK , Italy, Germany, Israel, Denmark. Spain.