Catalin ILINCA is a multidisciplinary full-time artist, based in Cuenca, Spain.
He studied painting for 6 years, at University of Arts, Bucharest (graduated in 1997), and Film direction for one year at Hyperion University (2000/2001), before embarking on a career in graphic design, art direction and illustration.
(His graphic design works were published and reviewed in several well-known design magazines and books).
He uses different techniques such as - drawing, painting, photography, illustration. His work contains references to Spanish culture, films, music, literature, art history, merged with his own experiences and ideas, drawing inspiration for his figurative work from life, his own photographs, or fashion magazine editorials, movie scenes, or the work of earlier artists like Pablo Picasso, De Kooning, El Greco, Diego Velázquez.
He has been painting and exhibiting in Romania, Netherlands, Spain and UK.
awards & nominations
2005 - 2nd prize / illustration contest organized by Romanian Postal Service Publishing 2001 - The National Prize for Graphic Arts, TIAV 2001 (The International Visual ArtsFair, Bucharest) 1995 - 2nd prize / T-Shirt design contest organized by GRUP 222 1994 - 1st prize / illustration design contest organized by UBISOFT
Interviewed by various TV stations (TVR1, TVR2) Interviews in press ( Imagoo ? Advertising magazine, Mediafax ? news agency)
Works in private collections - in Romania, Canada, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, UK, France, Portugal, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Slovenia, Germany, USA, and more.
Illustration works in the National Stamps Museum, Bucharest
No given info
Private Estate Fort Lauderdale, FL USA May 2015
Office Estate Fort Lauderdale, FL USA September 2015
Private Estate Fort Lauderdale, FL USA December 2015
2013 - collective exhibition at Pullman Hotel, WTC Bucharest 2013 - collective exhibition at the King Jaume Hall, (Town hall of Tarragona, Spain) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 - graphics, collective exhibition / TIAV (The International Visual Arts Fair, Bucharest) 1998 - art performance, visual experimentation / Mediawave Film Festival / Gyor 1993, 1994 - painting, collective exhibition / Student Fest / Art Students Festival / Timisoara