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Sherban Epure  1940, RO

Rank (2014): 72952 – 

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USA 3
China 1
Romania 1




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Manfred Mohr  803 3
Kenneth Huff    2
Barbara Nessim  18754 2



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Sherban Epure 
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18.2.1940 Born in Bucharest (RO)

1956 - 1958 Polytechnic Institute, Bucharest (RO), Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications

1956 - 1962 Private fine art studies. Very often guided by C. C. Constantinescu and H. H. Catargi

1958 - 1962 I. Ranghetz Institute for Radio and Television, Bucharest (RO)

1969 - 1970 • Traditional painting remains an important part of his interest. Experimenting large scale printmaking and paper sculptures.
• Begins experimenting with mathematically based artworks in an effort to combine the practices of mathematics, electronics and fine art; projects emulating cybernetic interactions, algorithmic operations, algorithmic transformations of forms already obtained or algorithmic operations requesting, on the fly, generative/fine art decisions from the artist in order for the process to get completed.
• Emergence of two directions that remained the focus of his work to date:
the S-Bands and the Meta-Phorms. Essentially these algorithmic works emulate cybernetical models and can be executed either in the spirit of computation or by the use of the computer. The first results are exhibited in Romania and internationally starting 1970.

1971 - 1979 Publishes articles and statements that promote the process of combining art and sciences, especially mathematics and cybernetics

since 1980 Lives and works since 1980 in New York, USA

1981 - 1994 A period of creating and artistically finessing multiple concepts of mathematically based artworks. emulating cybernetic interactions. Meta-Phorms, Meta-Compositions

since 1986 Testing the potential of Apple technologies to meet fine art criteria: Linotronic and Laser Prints, slide output, cybachromes, desktop scanners, mega fine art works using billboard technologies, inkjet printers, papers, canvases and inks, museum quality prints, animation, web and interactive

1995 - 2001 Practicing the conjoint knowledge of mathematics, artistic sense, aesthetic knowledge, philosophy and technological knowhow in order to obtain art works. Exclusive use of the computer technologies in conjunction with the Fine Art Oriented Mathematical Algorithm

since 2008 Symphonic Meta-Compositions

Awards 1973 Meta-Phorm awarded a the 3rd Annual Painting Competition, “The Golden Nightingale”.
Platres, Cyprus.

1973 The first international presentation the Fine Art Oriented Mathematical Algorithm at the “Creation Artificielle” colloquium, the Sigma 9 Festival, Bordeaux

1994 The Ionel Jianou Award, Davis, CA

Lives and works in 1964 Realises that painting is a stronger call than his technical training. Abandons electronics as a way to make a living and starts painting full time. Becomes one of the main initiators of the \"Group of the Apple Meadow\"-\"Gruparea de la Poiana Marului\", a movement of young Romanian artists-to be committed to paint full time. Paints outdoors in the Carpathian “Apple Meadow” village. Oil painting, watercolors, gouaches, pen and ink and sculpture.

1966 First Personal exhibition. The Alliance of the Fine Artists Headquarters, Bucharest, Romania

1968 5 Painters. The Mihai Voda Art Gallery. Bucharest, Romania. 7/11-19/11, 1968

1969 “Rumänische Malerei and Plastik der Gegenwart”. Lüdenscheld and Cologne, Germany. 1/10- 8/10

1969 “Mostra de gli Artisti Rumeni”, Torino, Italy

1971 - 1974 Exhibits S-Bands and Meta-Phorms at the 7th and 8th Youth Biennials of Paris, the 25th Edinburgh Festival, the 9th Sigma Festival, Bordeaux

1971 The 7th Youth Biennial of Paris, Manifestation Biennale et Internationale des Jeunes Artistes.
Parc Floral. Paris, France

1973 The 3rd Annual Painting Competition, “The Golden Nightingale”. Platres, Cyprus

1973 The 9th Sigma Festival. The Gallery of Fine Arts. Bordeaux, France

1973 “Constructivism”, the Attitudes Cycle. Studio35, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1973 “Artistul Contemporan si Universul sãu”, The Art Museum, Galatzi, Romania

1974 “Painting and Cybernetics”, a major one-man show, symposium and TV presentation dedicated to the Meta-Phorms. The New Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1974 Savremena Rumunska Umetnost U Umetičkom Muzeju Galac, Galerija savrernene likovne urnetnosti, Novi Sad

1974 Serban Epure. The Amphora Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1975 “Corpul Uman” = “The Human Body”. Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

1976 “Arta si Natura” = “Art and Nature”, The New Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1976 Serban Epure. Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, RomaniaSerban Epure. Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1978 “Studiul” = ”The Study”. The Bastion Art Gallery, Timişoara, Romania

1978 Objectual Art, ballet art stage objects. The Little Theater, Bucharest, Romania

1980 Emigrates to USA, settles in New York.

1982 - 1992 S-Band at the Museum of Modern Art - MOMA, NYC

1985 5 Digital Scultures. Tiffany, NY

1988 Apple Imaging Sciences Offsite. Newport Beach, California. Commissioned by Apple Inc

1988 Imagine-An Exhibit of Macintosh Art. The Computer Museum Boston, Massachusetts

1989 Imaging Tokyo’89. An International Evolving Exhibit of Personal Computer Art.
Sogetsu Kaikan Gallery and Konica Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1992 Computer for Artists. Hotel Macklowe Conference Center. New York City

1995 The Third Annual New York Digital Salon. The Visual Arts Museum, New York City

1996 The Fourth Annual New York Digital Salon. The Visual Arts Museum, New York City

1996 Serban Epuré. “The Runner”. The Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first computer ENIAC, the SILICON Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1997 The Fifth Annual New York Digital Salon. The Visual Arts Museum, New York City

1998 The Fifth Annual New York Digital Salon - International Venues. El Circullo de Bellas Arte, Madrid, Spain

1999 The Seventh Annual New York Digital Salon. The Visual Arts Museum, New York City

2000 The Seventh Annual New York Digital Salon - International Venues. Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

2000 The Seventh Annual New York Digital Salon - International Venues. Sala Alameda, Malaga, Spain

2000 Serban Epuré. Large scale digital works, Etensity Headquarters Corporation, New York City

2001 The Eight Annual New York Digital Salon- International Venues. Circulo de Bellas Artes. Madrid, Spain

2001 The Eight Annual New York Digital Salon- International Venues. Centro de Cultura \"Antiguo Instituto Jovellanos”, Gijon, Spain

2001 The Eight Annual New York Digital Salon- International Venues. Universidad de Valladolid Centro Cultural Buendia.Valladolid, Spain

2001 The Eight Annual New York Digital Salon- International Venues. Sala Alameda Centro Cultural. Malaga, Spain

2001 The Ninth Annual New York Digital Salon. The Visual Arts Museum, New York City

since 2002 Computer assisted S-Bands. Eliminating their physical limitations. Animated S-Bands and generative engines. Fine art S-Band mutations and derivative series

2004 “Digital Selections”. Skidmore Schick Gallery, Saisselin Art Building, Saratoga Springs

2004 “The Millennium Dialogue”, the first Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium

2005 Siggraph, the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Los Angeles, CA

2006 Siggraph, the 33nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Boston, MA

2007 Asia 1st ACM SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show.

• Hong Kong Cyberport -The Arcade, Ocean View Court.
• City University of Hong Kong.
• Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Tsing Yi.
• The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre -HK Game Fair.

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2009
Description  S-BANDS - New York Digital Salon, New York City, NY

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2008
   Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print - Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

2007
   Arhiva Demarco - The National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu

2004
   Digital Selection - Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing
   Digital Selections - Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

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United Kingdom

 Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London (England)

USA

 Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

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