Eugen Gorean

Watercolour Painting

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Moldova, Romania

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

EXHIBITION DATE

September / October 2016

VENUE

Market Buildings, Guernsey

Eugen Gorean decided to pursue a career in art at the age of 12. He graduated top of his class from the Chisinau Art Academy in Moldova. Despite his young age he has already exhibited all over the world and is now recognised internationally as a highly talented watercolourist.

Eugen Gorean has been supported in his career by Guernsey resident and art collector David Ummels, who first spotted the young artist’s work in 2011 at an international exhibition in France. For David, that was the start of a rewarding relationship. He said: 

“I first made contact with Eugen when I sent him a note after buying two of his paintings. It became clear that, despite his talent, simply buying drawing paper was a struggle. I arranged to send him a shipment of high-quality paper, and soon began receiving watercolours in return.

“Since then I have supported him with advice and introductions. I have also been able to commission artworks from Eugen, often when cash flow was critical for him to be able to move forward with his work. It has been wonderful to see his career progressing through his talent and hard work. It is simply watercolour at its best.”

Since David and Eugen first met, the artist’s career has gone from strength to strength and he is now a watercolourist of global renown with a host of international accolades. He shows his work all over the world and has received a host of awards. Eugen’s artworks have been exhibited in London, Moscow, Paris, Venice and Shenzhen. He was also invited by the European Parliament in Brussels and by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to show his art within the walls of those institutions. It is due to his relationship with David that he agreed to show his work in Guernsey.

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I was very impressed by the light on the island, and the scenery and landscapes. The bright colours and vivid contrasts brought new shades to my palette. Every corner of the island is beautiful and I really enjoyed my journey here. Most importantly, I have been overwhelmed by the reaction of the people to my work. I feel very pleased and humbled by this residency experience. It is unusual for me to be present on-site during an entire exhibition and to engage so actively with a local community and this is something that I wish to renew. I learned a lot from it as I could see first hand the impact of my art on the people that we visited (Cheshire Home, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Blanchelande College).”

Proudly sponsored by:

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey
Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

“The ‘Art for Guernsey’ initiative is enriching the Bailiwick community in several ways: bringing international artists to our shores to exhibit their work, holding community projects and workshops to inspire local artists and enthusiasts, and raising much needed funds for local charities. We are delighted to continue our support of it.”

CAREY OLSEN

Sponsor

EXHIBITION GALLERY

WORKSHOPS, MEDIA & Education

Whilst Eugen was here in Guernsey we held a series of watercolour workshops with both the general public and as part of the Art in School initiative. Art for Guernsey made some generous donations to the Princess Elizabeth Hospital and worked closely with Guernsey Cheshire Homes. No forgetting welcoming Guernsey's Lieutenant Governor, Vice Admiral Ian Corder as a special guest to the private view.

ENRICHING OUR ISLAND

OUR LEGACY

We have been working in the Bailiwick since 2016, bringing art exhibitions, events and creative activities of the highest standards of delivery and engagement to the community, from early education to care homes and everyone in between. We have reached not just our own community but far beyond our shores too. We always strive to inspire our community, innovate in our delivery, reach significant audiences and support future generations, combining creativity with impact.

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Remembering Yardeskie

Oil Painting

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Literary Beards

Pencil Drawing

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Dimitri Permiakov

Oil Painting

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Double Window

Mixed Media

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Dimitri Permiakov

Oil Painting

Eugen Gorean

Watercolour

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

The Renoir Walk

Installation Art

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Everyday Colour

Mixed Media

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Sustainable Bailiwick

Mixed Media

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Clarice Greening

Pencil Drawing

Olivia Kemp

Pen & Ink Drawing

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Invasion of the Wavelets

Watercolour Painting

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

A Renaissance of Victor Hugo

Oil Painting

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Pioneering & Legacy

Oil Painting

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Transformation

Mixed Media

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Through the Eyes of a Master

Oil Painting

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

L's Olures

Watercolour

Eugen Gorean Art for Guernsey

Jeon Nak

Lenticular Printing