LEBEJOARA Ovidiu

Born in Romania, 12-14-1952. Since 1986 he has lived in Los Angeles. His compositions are an original approach to interpretation of nature using simple terms: water, light, food, and energy. Ranging in style from surrealism to realism, the artist has built a distilled vision of reality where nature’s lights and life’s perennial mystery compose a personal symbolism that speaks through elaborated colors and pictorial forms. Ovidiu Lebejoara forgoes the distraction of superfluous and melodramatic abstraction in favor of a cohesive portrait that gives the viewer rest from turbulent and noisy world. His strong, well-conceived and esthetically challenging paintings reveal professional attributes in style, technique and concept. Both his older work and his current ongoing series of paintings show a distinctive style and content that he developed a personally, expressive signature. providing a way for exhibitors and collectors to identify his work.

“I like the simple. I do not like the simplicity”, the artist confesses. ‘‘I always asked the eternal questions : Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? Why do we live? With each and every work I made and I have always thought that only nature or God can answer our uncertainties”.

Ovidiu Lebejoara examines the shared bond between nature and the human experience. Profound issues of humanity can be seen in his mysterious and splendorous paintings which serve as reminders to the audience of the connectedness of humankind. His exuberant surreal figurative works spur the emotions as he invites us to probe the subconscious and offers a source of visual wonderment. Mr. Lebejoara explains his art as a visual symbolic portal, stating, “I always ask the eternal questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going?” His powerful oeuvre is deeply psychological, illuminating the intangible forces in nature and expressing a landscape of the mind which exists in the inner spiritual world.
Exploring the gap between reality and fantasy, Ovidiu Lebejoara’s intriguing allegorical landscapes employ symbols that make us reflect on our universe. In “Stepping in Life” the artist defines the maze as a “symbol of all obstacles that we have to pass in life to reach the top.” He adopts imagery as a visual metaphor to express the complexity of identity as he paints anthropomorphic visions which express one’s personal emotions. His beautifully saturated eerily provocative environments bring his surreal panoramas to life. These mysterious dreamscape compositions with moody skies and enigmatic figures exude a particularly quiet emotion and assume an almost spiritual significance. Integrating with painterly ease the combined emotions of body, mind and spirit, the artist employs a subjective lens to share emotions that make us human. Mr. Lebejoara morphs dreams into reality, provoking thoughts to reassemble new relationships into inspirational anecdotes defining new possibilities within one’s personal experiences.

Ruthie Tuker,
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – New York

Stepping in Life

Education

MA – Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York – Illustration
CT – Otis/Parsons Institute of Art and Design, Los Angeles, Ca – Graphic Design
Colegiul de Arte Plastice N. Tonitza – Bucharest

Publications:

2016 – Who is Who in AmerIcan Art
2015 – Current Masters, World Wide Art, Santa Barbara, California, USA
2015 – ArtTour International Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2015
2014 – International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, OUTSTANDING PEOPLE IN THE ARTS TODAY
2013 – Amsterdam Whitney Facebook, ArtTour International – The Best of the International Arts
Year 2013, Who is Who in American Art, Modern Painters Magazine, Aesthetica
Magazine, M Art Tour Magazine – Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam
Whitney Facebook, Amsterdam Whitney Blog, Amsterdam Whitney Twitter, Amsterdam
Whitney Pinterest, Amsterdam Whitney Tumblr, Art Acquisitor Magazine, World Press,Instagram, ArtSlant, AW ArtInfo
2012 – International Contemporary Masters V-World Wide Art Books Inc. – Santa Barbara
2012 – Modern Masters art Book, Art Approach. Art in Focus-New York, Art In America Annual Guide,
2012 Exposure publication, 2012 Art Takes Square publication.
2012 – Who is Who in American Art
2011 – Who is Who in American Art
2011 – International Dictionary of Artists
2011 – Who is Who in American Art
2010 – Creative Genius, Masters of Today, England
2010 – Who is Who in American Art,
2009 – Who is Who in American Art,
2008 – Who is Who in American Art,
2007 – Who is Who in American Art,
2006 – Who is Who in American Art,
2005 – Who is Who in American Art,
2004 – Book Art Press, New Art International, New York
2004 – Origini, Romanian Art and Culture Magazine
2003 – Book Art Press, New Art International, New York, Clipa
2002 – Virtual Art Solutions – Internet Gallery, Los Angeles
2000 – Origini, (Roots) Romanian Art Magazine, Fine Art Award,
Book Art Press- New Art International.
Cetatea Culturala, Romanian Magazine
Who is Who in American Art
1999 – Origini, (Roots) Romanian Art Magazine
1998 – Who is Who in American Art,
Who is Who in the West
1997 – Who is Who in American Art,
Who is Who in in the West,
Glendale News Press
Luceafarul Romanesc, Canada
1996 – Romania Libera, Azi, Dreptatea, Fetele Culturii Gaudemus, Mondo Magazin,
Cotidianul, Gazeta de Nord Vest (all Romanian magazines),
Artist Spectrum Magazine – Press Release Award, Directory of Illustrations, Work Book
Selected for Art Communications International – Internet,
Selected for Encyclopedia of Living Artists 10Th Editions Who in Who in America
1995 – Magazin International, Universul, Micro Magazin (all Romanian Magazines) Art Speak, The Villager
Actualite Departamentale Sud Ovest – French Magazine
1994 – The 4th Annual California Art Magazine “Discovery Awards”
Selected for Encyclopedia of Living Artists 9th Edition – Art Network,
Magazine International, Romanian Magazine
1993 – Selected for Encyclopedia of Living Artists 8th Edition – Art Network Actualite Departamentale Sud Ovest-French Magazine,
Dario Las Americas – Spanish Magazine,
Cotidianul, Drepatea, Universul, Micromagazin (all Romanian Magazines) 3rd Annual Art of California Art Magazine “Discovery Award” – Award of Participation
1992 – Selected for Encyclopedia of Living Artists 7th Edition – Art Network Posada Impressions
1991-Visalia Star

Memberships

From 2000 – LiterArt, Romanian – American Art and Culture Association
1998-New World Art Center, New York
1997 – 1996, 1995, Graphic Artist Guild, New York
1995 – Romanian-American Academy of Art and Science
1994 – Romanian-American Academy of Art and Science
1993 – Romanian-American Academy of Art and Science
1992 – Knikerbucker Artists of New York
1991 – United Pastelist of America, New York Exhibitions:
2017- Galeria Alexandra’s Bucharest, Romania, April-May
2016 – SPECTRUM, Art Fair Miami, World Wide Art-Avita Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
2016 – SPECTRUM, San Diego, World Wide Art-Avita Gallery, San Diego, California, USA
2016 – ‘’BALCIC Eterna Provocare”, Muzeul National al Hartilor, Bucharest, Romania, October
2016 – Asociciatia I Art, Bibioteca Universitara Mihai Eminescu, Iasi, Romania, September
2016 – Salonul National de Toamna ’TEMEIURI” Bucharest, Romania, October
2016 – Art Expo New York 2016 Pier 94-Red Dot, New York, USA, April
2015 – Salonuul National de Arta Plastica Atitutini Contemporane Ploiesti, Romania
2015 – SPECTRUM Miami International Art Fair December, 2 – December 6, 2015 Miami, USA
2015 – Salonul National de Grafica GR 15 Caminul Artei, Bucuresti – Romania
2015 – Salonul Artelor “TEMEIURI” Elogiul Frumusetii ca Infatisare a Binelui – Bucharest Romania – May
2014 – World Wide Art, Arta-Vita Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, Caliofornia, USA, October
2014 – Salonul International de Arta “TEMEURI” editia a V-a Bucharest Romania, May
2013 – 2014 – Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – New York, USA
2013 – See Me, The Story of Creative art Show – New York, USA
2013- See Me art Show – New York, USA
2012 – Galleria de Marchi, “Little Treasures” Paola Trevistan curator, October – November, Bologna. Italy
2012 – Gora Gallery Montreal Canada – July – August
2012 – International Contemporary Masters – The Southern Nevada Museum, Las Vegas. March- June, USA
2011 – Artoteque Gallery, London England
2010 – Artist Alley Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
2009 – Artoteque Gallery, London England
2008 – Exemplars Gallery, London, England
2007 – NEOCON, Chicago, USA, June
2006 – Romanian – American Academy of Art and Science, Los Angeles, USA
2005 – Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, Febr, USA
2004 – World Art Collection, Holland and Korea June – July
2004 – LA Mart Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, July
2003 – Limner Gallery, New York, USA, October
2002 – Limner Gallery, New York, USA
2001 – Seaside Gallery, N. Carolina, USA, May
2001 – Limner Gallery, New York, USA, January
2001 – World Fine Art Gallery, USA
2001 – Galerie Alexie, New York, USA, February
2000 – Second International Christian Show, Seaside Art Gallery, N. Carolina, USA, April
2000 – Book Art Press Showcase 2000 Fletcher Gallery Woodstock, New York, USA, March
1999 – 2000 THE MILLENNIUM ART COLLECTION, Essen, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Johannesburg and Sydney, in the year 2000
1998 – Open Call Exhibition of S. California Artists, City of Los Angeles, USA, Cultural Affairs Department, June – July
1998 – Annual International Miniature Art Show, Seaside Art Gallery, N.Carolina, USA, May
1998 – New World Art Center New York, USA, January
1998 – First International Biennial TREVI FLASH ART MUSEUM, Palazzo Lucarini Trevi, Perugia, Italy, June
1997 – “Absolute Chalk”, a Street Festival in Pasadena California, USA, , June
1997 – New World Art Gallery, Soho New York, USA,September
1997 – INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL D’ARTS PLASTIQUES, GRAND PRIX DU JAPON, SAPORO, JAPAN
1997 – “ART ADDICTION” International Art Gallery Stockholm Sweden March, AWARD OF MERIT
1997 – City of Los Angeles, Cultural Affairs Department, Municipal Art Gallery, UJune-July
1996 – “RETROSPECTIVE” Show Organized by Romanian Minister of Culture, Bucharest, Romania, December
1996 – Pasadena Art Space, City of Pasadena Cultural Division, Pasadena California, USA, October
1996 – Ucci Gallery, USA, New York
1996 – “ART ADDICTION” International Art Gallery Stockholm Sweden, Sept – Oct
1996- “CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS” Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles, Municipal Art Gallery – The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. USA, June – Sept
1996 – The ARTS AMERICAN, Atlanta, Georgia During the Weeks of the 1996 Olympic Games, USA, July – August
1996 – Abney Gallery, New York, USA, May
1995 – George Attal Arts Gallery, Austin, Texas, USA
1995 – Abney Gallery, USA, October
1995 – 20th Congress of the American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Reno, Nevada, USA, August
1995 – “Chalk on the Walk”, a street Festival in Pasadena, California, USA, June
1995 – GRAND PRIX de NAPOLEON FOUNDATION, CITY HALL PARIS, France, May – June
1995 – San Bernardino Museum of Art, San Bernardino, California, USA, May
1995 – “AFFAIRE in The GARDEN”, City of Beverly Hills, California, May
1994 – 1995 Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, USA,
1994 – Galerie Cathedrale, Los Angeles California, USA, October-November
1994 – “ROMFEST ’94, a Romanian Art, History and Science Festival, Downey, California, USA
1994 – Chalk it Up”, a Street Festival in Pasadena, California, USA, June
1994 – AMERICAN ELITE 1995 in FRANCE, April at CITY HALL PARIS, May Museum d’Art Moderne de la Commanderie d’Unet, Bordeaux France
1994 – AFFAIRE in The GARDEN”, City of Beverly Hills, California, USA, May
1993 – The American Society of Interior Designers, Washington DC, on Capitol Hills, USA
1993 – The 18th Congress of The American-Romanian Academy of Arts and Sciences and Academy of Science of Moldova, Chisineu, Republic of Moldova
1993 – “Chalk On the Walk” a Street festival in Pasadena California, June Invitational Exhibition of American contemporary Art, Boston, USA
1993 – 2 th Famboyance Event, Modern Art Museum of Unet, October France
1993 – 3th Biennial of Aquitaine, Modern Art Museum of Unet, September, France
1993 – 1th Exhibition of Permanent Collection, Modern Art Museum of Unet, July, France
1993 – 13th Grand prix of AQUITAINE, Modern Art Museum of Unet June, France
1993 – 8th GRAND PRIX FINE ART de Paris, Salon de Colombier, CITIY HALL PARIS, May, France
1993 – Chim Gregg Art Gallery, La Puente, June, California.USA
1993 – The Funding Center- Old Towne Alexandria, Virginia, USA
1992 – 1993-Michael Stone Collection, Washington DC, USA
1992 – Barakat Gallery, Rodeo Collection, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, USA, November
1992 – The 17th Congress of the American Academy of Arts and Science, California State University, Norhtrtige, USA
1992 – Barakat Gallery – Rodeo Collection, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA, May – Sept
1991 – 1992- Cedar Lily Gallery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
1991 – VIA Festival Art Show, Visalia, California, USA
1991 – New York, Uppe – Nyack on Hudson, United Pastelist of America, USA
1991 – CALIFORNIA STATE &STATE FAIR, AWARD OF MERIT, Sacramento, California, USA
1991 – Main Street Gallery, Visalia, California, USA
1990 – Los Angeles Art Festival, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
1990 – Main Street Gallery, Visalia, California, USA
1989 – Juleux Gallery, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
1988 – Anca Colbert Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1987 – Anca Colbert Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

 

Apollo - ovidiu lebejoara

Apollo

Apocalipsa - lebejoara ovidiu

Apocalipsa

Beauti's Nightmare - lebejoara ovidiu

Beauti’s Nightmare

Who is Who and What is What - lebejoara ovidiu

Who is Who and What is What

The Game of Life - lebejoara ovidiu

The Game of Life

Human Helplessness - lebejoara ovidiu

Human Helplessness

I Am the Truth, the Light and Life - lebejoara ovidiu

I Am the Truth, the Light and Life

Arrid - lebejoara ovidiu

Arrid

 

Imortal Banaosos - ovidiu lebejoara

Imortal Banaosos

Libertas 2

Libertas 2