Gabriel Stan - Artist from Corona, Transylvania, Romania Books written and published: In the labyrinth of the 12 senses (2005) - translated into French in 2010 About signs, words and words (2006) Alchemical calligraphy (2007) Impossible ideas for poems (2008) Rimphonya (2009) - awarded Fair International Book Iasi Secret Mirrors (2010) Return of Dr. Honigberger (2011) The five Musketeers (2012) 13 - Poems (2013) My friends - angels and musketeers (2014) Articles, essays and plastics chronicles; Makes numerous book illustrations; Leading art gallery and publishing house KRON-ART. Prizes: Diploma "Excellence in Art" - New York, U.S. Artist of the Decade 90 - Manhattan Arts - NewYork U.S. Second place - Summer Salon, New York (1992) U.S. Regional Council Award at "19 ARTISTIQUE EME SALON DE PRINTEMPS" medal, Saint Georges sur Moulon, France Trophy "Braşoveanul of 2006" to rediscover the culture Diploma "10 Braşov", 2006 - Journalists Society "Cincinat Pavelescu". Along with Pop Negresteanu first two Romanian artists accepted at the Salon Autumn, Paris, France in 2008 Currently in his monumental "Romanian Painters in France" in Encyclopedia personalities from Romania - Who is Who - 2007 and the dictionary "Romanian Personalities and deeds, 1950-2000 "(pg. 360-375) Constantin Toni Dârţu, ed. Panfilius Iasi in 2008 Award "Braşovean exceptional" - plus the picture brought to the local community Member of the "Association of artists painters, sculptors, architects, engravers and designers" Paris, France
GABRIEL STAN - Brasov's ambasador of painting in the world. Gabriel Stan is a well known name beyond the borders of our country, managing to pierce the art world since the communist era. He started painting at the age of 17, in Brasov, and in 1985 he had his first exhibition in West Germany. He was noticed by one of the biggest gallery owners - Levin - and with his help he began to exhibit at New York. His works have travelled around the world, being appreciated by both peers and diehard collectors. His record is impressive, his works being exhibited in the US, GERMANY, FRANCE, SPAIN and not the last in the Netherlands, the country of painting. Words are useless in front of his activity that is why I let the specialists in the field to talk: Gabriel Stan, a Roumanian artist, has formulated a highly unique methodology. Through his paintings, he attempts to explain different phenomena from various points of view: physics, mathematics, astrology, mythology and religion. He leads the viewer beyond the sense of conventional space and time. But before Mr. Stan can even begin painting, he must delve into the realm of his studies. The inventiveness of his techniques cerebral and tactile is the vehicle for his personal expression.
Elizabeth Exler, art critic, Manhattan Arts, New York.
Gabriel Stan, perhaps the most talented artist and representative of Romania, was presented in the article from September - October 1992 in the "Manhattan Arts". Gabriel Stan is Oprea's dear friend, the inspiration which lies beyond his decision to become an art dealer. Between the two there is a special relationship that is based on mutual respect. Oprea, who bought his first work of Gabriel Stan five years ago, said: "Stan is such a prolific artist whose ideas and work are continuously evolving". His painting is a reflection of his delving into mathematics, mythology, astronomy, physics and religion. "
Alexandra SHAW, art critic, Manhattan Arts.
Being really skilled in technique and having a taste for light, Stan throws his colors on the canvas with virtuosity, making up an almost fantastic figurative pattern, rich in symbols. His knowlegde flirts, in some works, with hiperrealism. But Stan's painting, is first of all, a view of the world, the world his very painting charges of and with energy and sensitiveness. There is an explosive something in his amazing way of painting Mount Saint Michael or Saint Malo - "two places that impressed him when he visited Bretagne. He was equally interested by the Breton women's caps."
Gérard Pernon, Ouest France.
It was a pleasure to look at the works of Gabriel Stan time and time again. He is a rare artist full of passion and firm belief. It is empowering to see these characteristics combined with a great talent in a contemporary artist. I am really thrilled by the printing of Gabriel's works in "Manhattan Arts".
Renne PHILLIPS, New York - Editor-in-Chief Publisher.