Featured artist by CASA LUX magazine, Romania
Severin’s art was featured by the September edition of the prestigious CASA LUX monthly magazine, the first glossy magazine in Romania, with over 100,000 readers for every issue.
The two pages dedicated to Severin’s art are signed by a well-known cultural journalist (art, theatre and movie critic) and poet, Marina Roman, from Bucharest. On the 1st of September 2014, the editorial team of CASA LUX, with Cristina Stoica as an editor in chief, celebrated 20 years since the magazine was founded. The publication belongs to the famous Burda International media group, with over 230 magazines in Central and Eastern Europe.
THE FREEDOM TO KNOW AND THE FAITH IN BEING
Historical time does not exist for Constantin Severin. His art is a manifestation of absolute time – simultaneously living in illo tempore and in the present continuous. In the sumptuous monochromes from the Hierarchy of Light cycle and in the spectacular color developments from the Text and Time cycle, he updates identity elements of our ancient cultures – Gumelniţa, Hamangia and Cucuteni – and puts them in dialogue with works of the masters to engender new contexts capable of stirring emotions here and now. In what may seem a gesture of recuperation or integration, in a postmodern understanding, is achieved in fact the consubstantiation of the archetype and the creative as well as the receiving self, in an act of perfect love. The artist is tempted to travel vertically toward the origins and shows the calling for discovery of roots in the highest. He manages to plunge the mind into the heart, to be both conceptual and emotional. And because of the rigor with which he administers the canvas, his works give the viewer the feeling of monumental.
About Gauguin’s Children cycle, Constantin Severin, author and promoter of a new trend in art – archetypal expressionism, confesses it is a gesture of cultural affection. Laden with symbolism, Tahiti is the locus where personal memories blend with universal memory: the imaginary is neither a consequence, nor a construct of real live experiences while by passing reality it gives man, even before being an artist, the grace of being a “creator of phantasms”.