I am a London based Fine Art Practitioner - I make paintings and drawings, also running 'THE ONE' Fine Art Gallery.
I have a Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, 2007 graduate.A search for an inherent radiance within certain colour schemes combined with an ongoing critical thinking process of inquiry about representation/signs/signifiers, directed me towards a kind of work dominated by concepts such as: luminosity, visual impact, desire, eros and thanatos (the relationship between the pleasure principle and the death drive) and representation and colour in a post modern context. In terms of representation I combine in my work various visual media elements interpreted from domains such as: fashion, music, the internet, advertising, etc., within a sort of 'classic' mode of 'looking' at shapes, faces, objects and their visual 'simulation' through a painting medium.My current work gravitates around these ideas and whilst at a first glace, it seems to contain a kind of obsession with medieval/religious imagery altered through a Pop filter (combined with a sense of fantasy, imagined entities/landscapes, Pop Surrealism perhaps) the internal framework is constructed around colour and its relationship with different visual signifiers.
Education and scholarships:2006 January - 2007 January - MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of The Arts London2004 January - 2005 June - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of The Arts London2003 September - 2003 December - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University2003 February - 2003 June - Socrates/Erasmus, Fine Art, Faculty of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University1999 September - 2003 January - BA (Hons) Textile and Fashion Design, Faculty of Fine Art and Design, G. Enescu University of Arts, Iasi, Romania1993 September - 1997 June - Art School, D.Cuclin, Galati, RomaniaExhibitions, Events and Commissions:2010 June - Open Studio, Portraits and Dreamscapes - new paintings, Abanesta Interiors, Middlesex, HA02010 April - Commission, London based art collector, Harrow, two portraits - oil on canvas2010 February - The launch of Claudiu Ramba Fine Art at Abanesta Interiors, Middlesex, HA02009 December - The Eye Project, Unit D12, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH2009 March - Commission, London based art collector, portrait - oil on canvas2008 Aug - Sold all 11 artworks showed online at http://www.artlab-gallery.co.uk/ from the Resonance collection2007 September - Open Studio, Light and Darkness - new paintings and drawings, Pickle Productions, Tennyson Street, London SW82006 September - MA Fine Art Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU2006 April - Short listed Nationwide Mercury Prize, Show at the Hospital Gallery, 24 Endel Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HQ2006 April - MA Fine Art group show, The Triangle Gallery, London SW1P 4JU2005 November - Resonance solo show (inaugural solo show in UK), Romanian Cultural Institute, The Embassy of Romania, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH2005 October - Untitled Gallery launch, group show, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL2005 September - Switch-Art Gallery launch, group show, The Dray Walk Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL2005 June - Fine Art - Curzon Soho, group show, Curzon Cinema, West End London, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY2005 January - Commission, London based art collector, 1 portrait - oil on canvas, Chelsea, London SW12005 March - Manifest, group show, The Triangle Gallery, London SW1P 4JU2004 October - 2005 June - Studio Assistant, part time work and tutorials with Mr Budwyn Conn, American artist living and working in Whistler's old studio, 33 Tite Street, Chelsea, London SW32004 October - 3rd Year Painting Group Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Ground floor gallery, Manresa Road, London SW3 6LS2004 March - Green Light, installation, Second floor landing space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Manresa Road, London SW3 6LS2004 February - 2nd Year Painting Group Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, Main Gallery, Manresa Road, London SW3 6LS2003 December - Commission, London based art collector, 1 portrait - acrylic and oil on canvas, Mayfair, London W1A2003 May - Filters, Painting/Installation project, Socrates/Erasmus exchange program, Faculty of Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BR2002 - Unreal, Group Fashion Show, BA (Hons) Textile and Fashion Design, Faculty of Fine Art and Design, G. Enescu University of the Arts, within "Student Fest", Timisoara, Romania2001 - Student Art, group show, Modern Art Museum, Galati, Romania2000 - Texpo Art - 4, Textiles group show, Faculty of Art and Design, G. Enescu University of the Arts, Entrance Space, Sarariei Street, Iasi, Romania.1999 - Levitation, inaugural solo exhibition, oil paintings and drawings , Bancorex Ground Floor Space, Galati, Romania, sponsored by the River Danube Port Authority and Bancorex.1997 - Danubian Landscape, group show, oil paintings, Bancorex, Galati, Romania.,
'THE ONE' Fine Art Gallery presents:
‘BEHOLD, I AM COMING SOON!’
Paintings, drawings, digital manipulation and writings by Claudiu Ramba
Event organized in collaboration with:
10 GALES GALLERY
Railway Arch 10
London E2 0EJ
Running from Wed the 3rd of Nov until Sunday the 7th of Nov
PRIVATE VIEW - On the THU - 4TH of NOV, 6-9 PM
(Part of the ‘FIRST THURSDAYS’ event, organised by TIME OUT, and supported by the WHITECHAPEL GALLERY and the ARTS COUNCIL, ENGLAND)
Also, please have a look at the wonderful Art Projects, JJ and Ernesto are organizing/curating at the 10 Gales Gallery: