This young Romanian boy was born in the city of Harlau, into a family that has never fully appreciated his talent. Ever since primary school, he has set a goal for himself and held onto it no matter what obstacles he has faced. He wants to become a prominent painter.
Since his childhood, he has painted on almost everything, from his notebooks to the walls of his house. When he ran out of colors, he would find other materials (such as lime) to get him out of a jam. Many times his teachers would scold him because his notebooks weren’t clean, but he would imagine a personal universe with portraits and still-lifes and draw them on his schoolbooks.
He began painting lessons in the 5th grade, and then began to paint different icons. At the age of thirteen, he discovered oil paint and was fascinated by it. Instead of studying for his final exams, he just painted—or so thought his mother. She was wrong, though: Florin studied for his exams as well. His first exhibition showed the drawing boards he used to make for the school. He became recognized by both his teachers and classmates as “The Painter”.
He started learning the harmony of combining colors by painting masks and sculpting. It became time for him to start participating in different competitions where he would exhibit his own works and sell icons so that he would have enough money to buy the materials he needed.
During the period he was participating at the Art and Crafts Olympics in Sibiu, he found out that he was admitted to the Octavian Bancila Art School in Iasi. He was overjoyed when the jury awarded him the special prize for keeping tradition.
All through his highschool, he always tried to excel as one o the best students. He participated at many national and international contests, and won awards that led to his getting a scholarship at the George Enescu University of Art in Iasi. He has participated in such famous international contests such as “Open Doors” Awards, and the International Plastic Art Contest N.N. Tonitza, where he won first prize. These are just a few of the famous contests in which he participated. He was awarded a scholarship from the Blue Heron Foundation, which is an organization that offers support—through a partnering of scholarship and mentoring for orphaned and abandoned children—ambitious and talented students like Florin. He has excelled in his major, and won entrance to the Master Painting Program at the George Enescu University of Art in Iasi. Florin continues to follow his dream of becoming a stand-out painter.
FLORIN CONSTANTIN PETRACHI
Bursier Blue Heron Foundation
Nascut: 16.05.1988, Harlau - Iasi
Studii: Colegiul National de Arta "Octav Bancila" -Iasi , specialitatea pictura de sevalet (2003-2007)
Facultatea de arte plastice, decorativa si design, specialitatea pictura (2007 - 2010)
Certificat de competente profesionale, Atestat - domeniul Arte Plastice (2007)
Certificat de competente profesionale , Licenta - domeniul Arte Plastice (2010)
Expozitii personale: 2002 "Clubul Copiilor"- Harlau
2002 "Muzeul Astra"- Sibiu
2002 "Scoala Generala Petru Voda"- Harlau
2003 " Muzeul Astra"- Sibiu
2004 "Spitalul Sfanta Maria"- Iasi
2005 "Palatul Culturii-Biblioteca Gheorghe Asachi'- Iasi
2005 "Casa de Cultura Mihai Ursachi " Iasi
2006 "Hotel Moldova" Iasi
2006 "Colegiul National de Arta Octav Bancila "-Iasi
2007 "Galeriile de Arta "- Iasi
2008 "Galeriile de Arta Top Art Casa Cartii"- Iasi
2009 "Galeriile de Arta Top Art Casa Cartii"- Iasi
2010 " Galeria de Arta ," APARTE "- IASI
Expozitii colective: 2002 "Scoala Generala Petru Voda "- Harlau
2003 " Biserica Sfantul Apostol Luca" - Harlau-Parcovaci
2003 "Inspectoratul Judetean Iasi "- Iasi
2004 " Spitalul Joan De Deu " Barcelona- Spania
2004 " Biserica Sfantul Apostol Luca "- Harlau-Parcovaci
2005 " Casa de Cultura Mihai Ursachi"- Iasi
2005,2006,2007 "Colegiul National de Arta Octav Bancila"- Iasi
2007 "Palatul Culturii-Biblioteca Gheorghe Asachi'- Iasi
2007 "Galeria Altis "- Botosani
2008,2009 " Revista de Arta puncte punct puncte"-Iasi
2008 " Grup 3- Galeriile de Arta Casa Cartii"- Iasi
2008 " Grup 3- Galeria Altis "-Botosani
2009 " Grup 3-Ateneu Tatarasi "- Iasi
2009 "Galeria Aparte" - Iasi
2009 "Galeriile World Trade Center " - Iasi
Diplome de onoare:
2006 " Diploma de onoare pentru deosebita contributie adusa la promovarea valorilor culturale,spiritual romanesti "
2005 " Medalie de aur in cadrul Concursului International Open Dors "- Giurgiu-Romania
2004 " Diploma de onoare pentru comportament deosebit in timpul participari activitatii Scolii din Spital-pentru participarea la expozitia prezentata in Spitalul "Sant Joan De Deu" Barcelona,Spania "
Premii: 2002 " Premiul special al juriului pentru pastrarea traditiei la faza nationala a olimpiadei - Mestesuguri Artistice Traditionale" -Sibiu
2002 " Premiul 2- Tabara de pictura religioasa-Sfantul Apostol Luca "-Harlau
2003 " Premiul special al Muzeului Astra la faza nationala a olimpiadei- Mestesuguri Artistice Traditionale "- Sibiu
2003 "Premiul 1 Concursul Autorii Copii- Cronica "- Iasi
2003 "Premiul 1- Tabara de pictura religioasa -Sf Apostol Luca"- Harlau
2003 " Premiul 1 la Expozitia Nationala de Arta Plastica si Fotografica" - Iasi
2003 " Premiul 1 Concursul Judetean de Arta Populara sectiunea -Masti Populare "- Iasi
2004 "Premiul 1- Tabara de pictura religioasa -Sfantul Apostol Luca"- Harlau
2005 "Premiul 1- Tabara de pictura religioasa -Sfantul Apostol Luca"- Harlau
2005 "Premiul 2 - Concursul National de Acuarela Constantin Gavenea"- Tulcea
2005 " Premiul 1 Concursul International Open Dors" - Giurgiu-Romania
2006 " Premiul 1 Concursul International de Arta Plastica N.N.Tonitza"-Barlad-Romania
2006 " Premiul 2 Concursul International de Arta Plastica "- Galati -Romania
2006 "Premiul 3 Concursul National Gheorghe Naum" - Braila
Lucrari in colectii particulare: Romania ,Franta , Belgia ,Spania ,U.S.A. ,Italia.