CRITICAL REVIEW

In the mass of the wood – his favourite material until now – the artist looks for shapes that communicate with the universe of the popular sculpture and of the plastic with a sacred feature: architectural and decorative pieces, symbolic elements connected to various rituals (the passing, the housel). These are parting points for surprising volumetric structures that sharply reveal constructive and evocative ideas. His small compositions promise ample developments, growing without dislocating the space, amplifying the conceptual levels they carry.

Constantin Prut
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Hunedoara, 1959)

    Academic studies:
    1982 - 1986 - Academia of Fine Arts, with Vasile Condurache, Iași.

    Member of the Plastic Artists Union in Romania
    Member of the International Association of Plastic Artists
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1989 – Forma Gallery, Deva;
    1992 – Cupola Gallery, Iaşi;
    1996 – Herder Publishing House, Freiburg;
    2000 – German Cultural Centre, Iaşi.

    Group exhibitions:
    1983 – Festival of student art and creation, Sibiu;
    1985 - 1990 – Salon of Art, Deva;
             - Forma Gallery, Deva;
    1989 - Biennale of Small Sculpture, Arad;
    1991 - Annual of painting and sculpture, Dalles Hall, Bucharest;
    1994 – Salons of Moldova, Bacău și Chişinău;
             - „Stair”Cupola Gallery, Iaşi;
    1995 - „Contemporary art from Iasi”, ¾ Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest;
    1996 - „Painting, Sculpture, Graphics”, Poitiers, France; 1
    997 - „Four decades of art from Hunedoara”, Forma Gallery, Deva;
    1999 - „12 plastic artists from Iasi”, Galleries of Art, Cluj;
    2000 - „Hunedoara syntheses”, Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization, Deva;
             - „140 since the founding of the Art University in Iaşi”, Galleries Cupola, Iaşi.

    Distinctions:
    1983 – Third Prize, Festival of student art and creation, Sibiu.


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 146 - 147.