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According to Ionel Talpazan, his drawings and sculpture of flying saucers contain secret information about the propulsion systems of UFO’s that could interest NASA.

ionel talpazan - © christian berst — art brut
Date 1955 — 2015
Country Romania

What is sure is that his admirable, colorful creations, the ensemble of which constitutes a veritable inter-galactic space station, project us into the unique universe of this man who, as a child, saw an “extraterrestrial” blue light, the source of his work.

Ionel had a turbulent childhood: born in 1955 near Bucharest (Romania), he lost his twin brother shortly after their birth. His parents, at odds with each other, left him with his grandfather before he was sent, at the age of six, to a foster family whose mother turned out to be a violent alcoholic. At the age of eight, while hiding in the bushes after escaping from the house, he saw the strange blue light moving without a sound: four years later, he drew his first UFO.

As an adult, he fled his country by swimming across the Danube; recognized as a political refugee, he established himself in New York. From then on, Ionel dedicated himself to his creation, his apartment barely large enough to store his impressive production. 

His work, shown in multiple galleries in the United States and at the exhibition Chalet Society - The Museum of Everything, boulevard Raspail in Paris in 2012-2013, is part of several major collections of art brut. 

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untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1993
13.39 x 11.02 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1993
15.75 x 11.81 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1993
15.35 x 11.81 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
untitled, 1993
15.35 x 11.81 in
untitled (science and art UFO) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (science and art UFO), 2005
39.76 x 16.14 in
untitled (cosmic blast) - © christian berst — art brut
untitled (cosmic blast), 2012
27.95 x 19.29 in
Beyond on the edge of the visible and the invisible
Catalogue published to mark the exhibition *the beyond : on the edge of the visible and the invisible*, christian berst art brut, Paris, 2019. - © christian berst — art brut

Preface : Philippe Baudouin
Foreword : Christian Berst.
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Beyond : on the edge of the visible and the invisible, from March 6th to April 13th, 2019.


Hey !
the drawing, Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris. From January 22 to December 31, 2022.
Eureka !
Centro de arte Oliva, Portugal. From July 23, 2021 to August 27, 2022.
on the edge of the visible and the invisible, at the gallery. From March 7 to April 13, 2019.
Maison Rouge, Paris. From June 16 to October 28, 2018.
do the write thing 2
read between the lines, at the gallery. From April 26 to June 2, 2018.
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The Museum of everything
Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania. From June 17, 2017 to April 2, 2018.
Brut Now
art brut in the technological era, Belfort Museums . From October 29, 2016 to January 16, 2017.
On The Wire
by Jean-Hubert Martin, at the gallery. From April 9 to May 22, 2016.
at the Gallery. From September 12 to October 10, 2015.
on the horizon
at the gallery. From January 28 to March 1, 2014.
An Alternative Guide to the Universe
Hayward Gallery, Londres. August 28, 2013.
Les transports de l’art brut, at the gallery. From June 6 to July 19, 2008.
exhibition view of *brut now: l'art brut au temps des technologies*, musées de belfort, belfort, from october 29th to january 16th, 2017. - © musées de belfort, christian berst — art brut
exhibition view of *preTENse*, christian berst art brut, paris, 2015. - © christian berst art brut, christian berst — art brut
Press review
art brut 2.0
Philippe Godin, Diagonale De L’art. January 13, 2017.
Gregg Museum of Art & Design
United States
LaM, musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut de Lille Métropole
Musée national d’art moderne (Pompidou)
Antoine Frérot collection
abcd / Bruno Decharme collection
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Treger Saint Silvestre collection
Antoine de Galbert collection
Piet Meyer collection
Emmanuelle and Guy Delcourt collection
American Folk Art Museum
United States
AVAM, American Visionary Art Museum
United States
Brut Now L’art brut au temps des nouvelles technologies
Language French
Ionel Talpazan

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