Maxim Corciova sculptures ARCHETYPUS


Maxim Corciova



Maxim Corciova



| GENESIS | bronze | 17 cm x 2 cm x 7,5 cm

Maxim Corciova’s shapes, backed by apparently friendly materials

(and why would wood and bronze be friendly?) are, at least at the first

sight, very domestic, welcoming and relaxing at the same time.

Volumes that may describe anything between a noble cup and an

uterus, chairs in various shapes, serving perhaps an ancestor’s rest

or a royal vocation, invented images of some ancient devices and,

conclusively, an arch-boat. However, no shape is definite but “bitten”

or deformed by some detailed elements, clearly adding new meanings.

The importance of a detail achieved by cutting out or attaching steps

which obviously originate in safety elements from peasant buildings

by the Danube side leads to the artist’s philosophical space and the

intelligent play of his sculptures shapes, as if they were echoes.

At the same time, the wooden shapes may tempt one into poetic

interpretations (for instance the potential letters of the divided wall of

the arch-boat) or images of the most exact sheep breeding activities,

bronze may equally generate the joy of the eye in its strange shapes or

memories from Thracian times about a history which one would guess

rather than feel. The ultimate sensation is that of fully-functional

natural universe with a primordial rural content however welcoming

only for those who do not forget that it is essential to make an effort

just as it is to initiate. A tame mistery.

to Mircea Doru Mares | art critic | Bucharest | March 2009

| ARCA | bronze | 16 cm x 8 cm x 6 cm | N.N. | bronze | 19 cm x 8,5 cm x 8 cm

| BARCA | bronze | 22 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm | TRON | bronze | 4 cm x 4 cm x 10 cm

| TURN 1 | bronze | 5 cm x 2,5 cm x 19 cm

| TURN 2 | bronze | 6 cm x 3,5 cm x 19 cm

| BARCA | wood | 142 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm

| ARCA | wood | 50 cm x 23 cm x 57 cm

| REGE | wood | 24 cm x 17,5 cm x 112 cm

| TRON | wood | 32 cm x 34 cm x 61 cm

Maxim Corciova


EXHIBITIONS (selection)

1973 born in Romania

1991 - 1995 study of human medicine

Bucharest, Romania

1995 - 1999 study of pedagogy –

fine arts, diploma,

Bucharest, Romania

2000 - 2003 study of

fine arts – sculpture at

the “Alanus Hochschule“,

Alfter / Bonn, Germany

since 2003

independent artist

Maxim Corciova works and lives in

Germany and Romania

2000 Romanian Embassy,

Bonn, Germany

since 2001

permanent exhibition

at the private collection

“von Herz“, Berg. Gladbach,


2003 projekt “Bayerstraße“,

Bonn-Hersel, Germany

2007 Kontrastfilm, Mainz, Germany

2007 Galerie Laik, Koblenz,


2008 Galerie Laik, Koblenz


2008 Galerie artclub, Köln,


2009 AAF Bruxelles, Belgium

(Galerie Laik)

2009 Lille Artfair, France

(Galerie Laik)

| NAVA | wood | 110 cm x 25 cm x 39 cm

fotos of the bronze sculptures: Thomas Vollmar, | grafik-design: Sebastian Weiler,

preamble translation: Mariela Neago

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