George Costea


About me

George Costea (born on the 27th of July, 1987, in Siliștea-Gumesti) is a contemporary Romanian painter, who lives and works in Norway. He attended the primary school in his city, then became the apprentice of a church painter from Sibiu, Gurau Ioan. At the age of 18, he arrived in Bucharest and attended Phoenix High School, also attending the painting courses of Bucharest Byzantine Art School.

He continued to paint in several Orthodox churches in Romania but he has been mostly attracted by the easel painting. He therefore changed his style, being influenced by the Renaissance paintings and made adaptations of the great masters. The meeting with the sculptor Panaite Chifu changed his perception and vision about art. The sculptor influenced George Costea to develop a higher interest in modern contemporary art style.

George Costea’s works have been widely exhibited in groups and solo exhibitions. He is now settled in Norway where he continues his career as a visual artist, painting on various subjects, from abstract landscapes, figurative-abstract compositions and human issues to suffering, that appears in his work slashed, in a raw action, controlling the real idea.






  • Primary school “Marin Preda”, Silistea-Gumesti
  • High School Gheorghe Asachi, Bucharest
  • The school of Sacred Art / Iconography, Bucharest


Oil and acrylic


Renaissance paintings, the Great Masters, sculptor Panaite Chifu


Previous Exhibitions:

  • 2020 – Exhibition in Muzeul Satului, Bucharest – “Art and tradition”
  • 2019 – Constantin Brancusi Art Gallery, Bucharest – “Sintesys”
  • 2019 – Horizon Gallery – “Mahala”
  • 2018 – Military Circle Gallery, Bucharest – “A. I. D. V. A”
  • 2018 – Personal exhibition Soho Gallery, Sweden – “Abstract”
  • 2017 – Campina – Museum “Nicolae Grigorescu”
  • 2016 – Roman Gallery – “Light and color”
  • 2015 – Sofia, Bulgaria – “Art Biennial”

Art camps and projects:

  • 2020 – Chitila – “Summer art”
  • 2019 – Painting of the chapel of Saint Pantelimon – Silistea-Gumesti
  • 2018 – Restoration of Mihail and Gavril Buzesti-Teleorman Church
  • 2017 – Painting of the church St. Fanurie hermitage, Silistea-Gumesti
  • 2018 – Making frescoes of the Museum of the Chamber of Dukes, Oltenia
  • 2018- Malta – “In the footsteps of the knights”
  • 2017 – Italy – “Noah’s Ark”
  • 2017- Painting of the Trapezoid of St. Pantelimon Monastery, Silistea-Gumesti
  • 2016 – Bulgaria – “Balcic”
  • 2016 – Govora, Romania

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