A painter of movement

Adrian Buba was born on June 8, 1953 in Caransebes (Romania). He was drawn to, and thrived in, Fine Arts, where aesthetic independence contrasted with the Soviet realism at the time.

Adrian graduated as the top of his class at the School of Fine Arts in Bucharest, and at the age of 23, he became curator of the country's most prestigious museum, the National Art Museum of Bucharest. He remained there from 1976 to 1980.

During these years, he became a member of the Union of Plastic Artists of Romania, won the National Painting Prize, and gained recognition as one of the most prominent artists of the new generation in Romania.

After a brief stay in Germany, he settled in Paris, the capital of arts at that time where many renowned artists including Romanian exiles lived such as Brancusi, Victor Brauner and Tristan Tzara.  

In 1983, he won the Sacred Art Prize at the XIIth International Prize for Contemporary Art in Monte-Carlo. In 1984, he became a French national.

Since 1980, he has exhibited regularly in galleries, museums and international contemporary art fairs (France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Morocco, Monaco, China and more). His works can be found in state collections (Romania, France - Fonds national d'art contemporain, China - Musée de Ningbo), as well as in many private collections around the world.

Adrian Buba's works often repeat themes but are not series. The themes are actually the richness of movement and light: scenes of battle, tournaments of knights, dancers, circuses as well as mythological and biblical events. Above all, these themes are a pretext for the deconstruction of the figurative subject and a pictorial research around movement and pairs support/surfaces.

The artist does not want to project any intention in his works, he simply creates: "I try to paint without asking myself too many questions. When the canvas is made, I'm happy to discuss it over and over again. But not before or during. Otherwise, it's permanent self-censorship, it's the end of freedom..."

The paintings thus echo the artist's experience and inner world. As he notes, "The places that you visit regularly are never really the same because you have evolved over time. An artist's work is similar: you never go back to the same place." Hence, while themes have recurred over time, the art is radically different, honed by experience and life. An artist's work, like life, follows the form of a spiral.

La liste des expositions

1979
- Exposition collective, BUDAPEST (HONGRIE)

- Exposition personnelle Galerie ORIZONT, BUCAREST (ROUMANIE)

1980

- Exposition Internationale de gravure, BERLIN (RDA)

- XII Festival International de la Peinture de CAGNES-SUR-MER (FRANCE)

1981

- Galerie TIVOLI, WÜRZBURG (R.F.A)

- Galerie AM FINKENBUSCH, RHEDE/BOCHOLT (R.F.A)1982
- Galerie de la Cité des Arts, PARIS
- Galerie ALIF-BA, CASABLANCA (MAROC)
- Galerie ART-STUDIO, LEONBERG (R.F.A)
1983
- XIIIème Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte-Carlo et obtient le Prix d’Art Sacré
1984
- Galerie ST-LEGER, GENEVE (SUISSE)
- Galerie DIETER HAUSNER, LEONBERG (R.F.A)
- Galerie de l’Esplanade, LA DEFENSE, PARIS
- Galerie STEINERT, SAARBRÜKEN (R.F.A)
- Foire de DORTMUND (R.F.A)
- Château de HEIMSHEIM (R.F.A)
- Galerie PALETTE, SCHWEINFURT (R.F.A).
1985
- Foire de KÖLN (R.F.A)
- Galerie du BELLAY, PARIS

1986-1987
- Expositions collectives à PARIS, NIMES, DREUX, VERSAILLES ( FRANCE )
- Expositions privées, PARIS
1988
- Galerie DIETER HAUSNER, LEONBERG (R.F.A)
1989
- Galerie DANIELLE ROUX, VILLENEUVE-LES -AVIGNON
- PARK GALLERIE, PARIS
- Expositions- « DIE GRUPPE » à LEONBERG, HERRENBERG et BÖBLINGEN (R.F.A)
1990
- Galerie FÖLDI-DEAK, STUTTGART (R.F.A)
1991
- Galerie du SENAT, PARIS
- Galerie DIETER HAUSNER LEONBERG (R.F.A)
1992
- Galerie XENIA, OVERASSELT (HOLLANDE)
- Galerie SIEVI, BERLIN (R.F.A)
1993
- Musée MUNICIPAL de ST-PAUL DE VENCE (FRANCE )
- Galerie SIEVI, BERLIN (R.F.A)
- Galerie ALBION, CANNES (FRANCE)
1994
- Galerie SIEVI, BERLIN (R.F.A)
- Galerie ALBION, CANNES (FRANCE)
1995
- Galerie JAJA, PARIS
1996
- Expositions privées, PARIS, VERSAILLES (FRANCE)
1997
- Galerie SIEVI, BERLIN (R.F.A)
- Expositions privées, PARIS, NIMES, LIEGE (BELGIQUE)
1998
- Cabinet JEANTET, PARIS
- Expositions privées, PARIS, NIMES, BRUXELLES (BELGIQUE)
1999
- Expositions privées, PARIS, NIMES, LIEGE (BELGIQUE)
2000
- Expositions privées, PARIS, NIMES (FRANCE)
2001
- Expositions privées, PARIS, NIMES, LIEGE (BELGIQUE)
2002
- Expositions privées, PARIS, MONTELIMAR (FRANCE )
- Exposition personnelle PESCARA, (ITALIE)
2003
- Expositions privées, PARIS, LIEGE (BELGIQUE )
- Exposition personnelle PESCARA, (ITALIE)
2004
- Expositions privées PARIS, NIMES, MONTELIMAR, BRUXELLES
2005-2006
- Expositions privées PARIS, BRUXELLES.
2007
- Expositions privées PARIS, MONTÉLIMAR, NÎMES, MARSEILLE (Villa Pascal).
2008
- Expositions privées PARIS
- Cabinet Jeantet & Associés, PARIS.
2009
- Expositions privées PARIS

2010
- Expositions privées PARIS
2011
- Expositions privées PARIS, NÎMES
2012
- Expositions privées PARIS, SAINT-CLOUD, NÎMES
2013
- Expositions privées PARIS.
- Galerie SIEVI, BERLIN (ALLEMAGNE)
2014
- Musée d'art de Ningbo (CHINE)
- Expositions privées PARIS – BRUXELLES

2015

- Expositions privées, PARIS et BRUXELLES

2016

- Expositions Galerie 18 PARIS

- Expositions Cabinet Jeantet PARIS

2017

- Expositions Galerie Singulier BRUXELLES

- Explositions Galerie Joseph PARIS

2018

- Expositions 16+1 SOFIA (BULGARIE)

- Expositions privées PARIS