Ronda, Málaga, Spain
About Catalin Ilinca
Catalin ILINCA is a pluridisciplinary full-time artist, currently based in Ronda, Southern Spain. / He studied painting for 6 years, at University of Arts, Bucharest (graduated in 1997), and film direction for one year at Hyperion University (2000/2001), before embarking on a career in graphic design, art direction and illustration. (His graphic design works were published and reviewed in several well-known design magazines and books). He uses different techniques such as - drawing, painting, photography, illustration and his work contains references to films, music, literature, art history, merged with his own experiences and ideas, drawing inspiration for his figurative work from life, his own photographs, or fashion magazine editorials, movie scenes, or the work of earlier artists like Pablo Picasso, El Greco, Diego Velázquez. He has been painting and exhibiting in Romania, Spain and UK.
University of Arts, Bucharest, in the class of prof. Mihai Manescu
awards & nominations
2005 - 2nd prize / illustration contest organized by Romanian Postal Service Publishing
2001 - The National Prize for Graphic Arts, TIAV 2001 (The International Visual Arts Fair, Bucharest)
1995 - 2nd prize / T-Shirt design contest organized by GRUP 222
1994 - 1st prize / illustration design contest organized by UBISOFT
Interviewed by various TV stations (TVR1, TVR2)
Interviews in press (Cotidianul newspaper, Imagoo – Advertising magazine, Mediafax – news agency)
Works in private collections - in Romania, Canada, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, UK, France, Portugal, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, USA.
Illustration works in the National Stamps Museum of Romania.
2013 - collective exhibition at Pullman Hotel, WTC Bucharest
2013 - collective exhibition at the King Jaume Hall, (Town hall of Tarragona, Spain)
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 - graphics, collective exhibition / TIAV
(The International Visual Arts Fair, Bucharest)
1998 - art performance, visual experimentation / Mediawave Film Festival / Gyor, Hungary
1993, 1994 - painting, collective exhibition / Student Fest / Art Students Festival / Timisoara, Romania