Cinepub presents in premiere Naïve Treasure / Comoara naivă
, a documentary signed by Copel Moscu
, a fascinating journey into the artistic universe of the naïve painter Ioan Măric. This documentary the first part in a trilogy dedicated to the naïve painting; the next work in progress project is The Paradise of the Naïve
“His entire life, the painter Ioan Măric built a magical world, full of humour and sarcasm, with images in which we find each other together with the artist. I am sure that the viewer will understand that the story is timeless and the shy, hardworking artist smiles timidly to us, from the last row, knowing that we will not be offended if he paints us this way.” Copel Moscu says.
The painter Ioan Măric from Bacău is a leading figure among the naive artists in Romania. For several decades, his pregnant artistic personality was recognized by the specialized critics of the country and abroad. But, at the age of 70, the artist decides to attend the courses of the University of Art in Iași, as a student at the section of Art Pedagogy. From this moment, the community of naive art creators begins to challenge him as a naive artist. An entire cultural ecosystem, little known to the general public, is beginning to emerge and show itself. A fascinating journey into a world with a completely different way of thinking and existence begins. With lots of weird areas, darkness, and candor.
The film follows the evolution of these contradictions, between the desire for improvement and the preservation of the canons imposed by this artistic genre with special rules, made by special people.