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Welcome to the world of Ion Pop, an artist that creates

graphic works in forged iron

transforming the shapes he imagines, in artworks that last through the ages.

About Ion Pop

The artist, Ion Pop, was born on the 20th of september in 1948, in Căpîlna, Sălaj county, Romania. After a few abandoned attempts of sculpting in wood and stone, the artist discovered his true passion for creating artworks using metal, when he was 55 yers old. Ion Pop has created over 400 works from forged iron, in the 10 years since then, the most difficult of them being built in six months. His art can be admired hanging on a wall, on a desk or even in a garden.
inspiration

Inspiration

The artist first makes a sketch of the shapes he imagines...

work

Work

... this is followed by days of tireless work ...

art

Art

... to complete a unique work of art.

Portfolio

“I invite you to view my artworks. Through them the wind blows, the rain passes, the river runs, the sun rays play, the birds fly…” Ion Pop
Note: the dimension of each sculpture is given in centimeters, and the price in Euro.

Angel

Apple

Aunts

Aunts 2

Bird

49x51

Birds with chicks

Bucitas

Bull

Butterflies

73x29

Cart with Oxen

42x33

Ccutch

61x35

Chain

Chess board

80x75

Chimney sweeper

74x34

Ciprian Porumbescu

53x18

Clock

Cobzarul (Fiddler)

64x32

Concern

Cow and calf

Cows in yoke

Dancers viewed from above

Decomposing

Decomposition

Dog

Drip of dew

Drying canvas

42x72

Embrace

Embrace 2

Eunuch

95x25

Eva

29x17

Fear

59x35

Feminine vision

Fiddler

65x40

Fight for survival

Flower

Funeral procession

Funeral procession 2

Geta

54x32

Girl with kerchief

29x17

Goat

Gordian Knot

Grigore Lese

40x38

Guitarist

74x52

Hat

Heads of men

Heads of peasants

65x37

Heads of peasants 2

Heads of women

65x32

Horea, Cloșca and Crișan

90x65

Horses crossing a river

60x42

Injured

60x31

It was once a tree

60x85

Jacob's Ladder

93x76

Jellyfish

55x41

John and Mary

John and Mary 2

Judoka

King and Queen

Kiss

Knight

64x60

Ladle

Leben eater

40x65

Legs in chains

Leia

40x27

Lingering

Lingering 2

48x35

Lizard

Lucica

73x44

Mask

52x23

Maternity

68x37

Maternity 2

60x26

Meeting

Meeting 2

Meeting 3

Meeting 4

Melon eater

Monkey

51x20

Moroșan

57x33

Musing

48x35

Musing 2

Musing 3

Niculiță

54x40

No title

41x21

No title 2

50x18

No title 3

No title 4

31x35

No title 5

45x54

No title 6

52x37

No title 7

119x65

Nudists at the beach

Old lady Ghiniță

Owl

34x39

Ox

Peasant

57x33

Peasant 2

59x21

Peasant 3

Peasant in the field

Peasant with a pipe

Peasant woman from Căpâlna

58x26

Peasant woman washing clothes

Peasant woman with a basket on her back

Peasants

58x55

Peasants from Năsăud

Peasants going to the market

Playing the flute

41x37

Pollution

65x43

Portret

Portret 2

Portret 4

45x24

Prayer

60x30

Prayer 2

Profile

47x20

Profile 2

Profile 3

38x13

Reader

47x37

Rider

42x34

Riders

Rodica

53x59

Rooster

75x33

Safety pin

48x16

Self-portret

58x31

Shakespeare

Shards

60x41

Shout

Singer

53x16

Sketch

57x23

Starry-eyed

42x55

Static nature

Stitch

Teacher

The flu

68x44

The kiss

The kiss 2

29x20

The kiss 3

55x37

The kiss 4

55x37

The kiss 5

70x41

The miracle of the world

49x51

The Phoenix bird died

60x30

This is not a blade of grass

67x21

Thorns

45x26

Torso

Troop of horses

34x45

Two frogs

Two goats

41x44

Two horses

Two horses 2

54x46

Waggish

76x25

Woman

57x40

Woman 2

Woman 3

63x44

Woman 4

Woman 5

56x29

Woman at the beach

42x36

Woman at the beach 2

Woman's portrait

Woman's portrait 2

Woman's profile

Woman's profile 2

Women at the beach

Women bathing

44x48

Appreciations

Below you can read some words of the people that had the chance to meet the artist, Ion Pop, and to admire his works in the place they were created or within his exhibitions in the great cities of Romania.
client-1

O grafică de excepţie şi înaltă ţinută artistică modelată numai din fier. Viaţă la superlativ, adusă în scenă cu ciocanul şi forja. Până la urmă un adevărat poem filozofic transpus cu multă graţie în metal.

Mircea Mureşan
client-2

”Operele expuse reflectă idei, stări sufletești, dar și teme autentice românești, precum carul cu boi, țăranul român sau diferite instrumente de cântat. Artistul mărturisește că multe dintre lucrări sunt lăsate neterminate, pentru ca privitorul să completeze fragmentul care lipsește.”

Gabriela Kuhajda
client-3

”Lucrările care sunt mai degrabă nişte desene în spaţiu, au ceva deosebit. Formele şi conturul nu sunt trasate cu pensula sau creionul, ci cu forja şi aparatul de sudură. Liniile au în compoziţie fierul beton de zi cu zi, iar tematica este dedicată în special ţăranilor de pe Valea Someşului.”

Redacția Transilvania TV
client-4

... ”artistul Ion Pop se poate mândri cu adevărate capodopere, pe care nici Picasso sau Grigorescu nu le-au văzut aşa cum le vede el! Pentru că nu sunt nici desen şi nici sculptură, lucrările artistului intră mai degrabă la categoria grafică spaţială (din fier beton).”

buzznews.ro
client-5

”După mai bine de 10 ani de muncă asiduă, timp în care a realizat peste 400 de lucrări, absolut unice ca mod de realizare și viziune, artistul Ion Pop a decis să ne pună imaginația la încercare, prin această expoziție, în care vom putea admira geniul, simplitatea și frumusețea vieții de pe Valea Someșului.”

Emil Adorean

Exhibitions

Participations in group exhibitions:
1970 – The Youth exhibition at Sala Dalles, București
1975 – Exhibition organized by Tribuna Magazine, Cluj-Napoca
1976 – Exhibition organized by The Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, second place
2013 – Exhibition ” Eternal Transilvania” organized by UAP Baia Mare
2013 – The Autumn Salon of UAP Baia Mare

Personal exhibitions:
2013 – ”Poses”, organized by UAP Baia Mare
2014 – The Exhibition organized by The Arts and Culture Centre in Sălaj county, Zalău
2014 – ”Transfiguration in metal”, at ”Casa Artelor” Gallery in Cluj-Napoca

Contact

Str. Principală nr. 101, Sat Căpâlna
Comuna Gâlgău pe Someș, Județul Sălaj, România
Tel: +40 749 210 928