NEAGOE, Dragoş






        One of the young sculptors mostly preoccupied with the numerous possibilities of representing the human instances, Dragoş Neagoe continuously experiments with materials and he also investigates through various forms of visual expression, from sculpture and object to instalment and performance, the impact on the public. The sculptor’s belief remains the one that "Sculpture is a special state of the matter". Therefore, from taking suggestions from the sphere of classical antic sculpture to the contemporary representations, frequently of postmodern origin, seemingly no obstacle is encountered. He easily makes this step without remaining confined in a unique manner of representation. Dragoş Neagoe’s workshop or public forum creations, most often anthropomorphic, sometimes realised in collaboration with other fellow artists of his generation, propose a bitter-ironic meditation upon human condition. Certainly, his experience as a restorer, familiar with many of the classic and modern techniques, makes its presence felt in all of his plastic experiments. The mundane existence, with its trivialities and routine is often suggested by Dragoş Neagoe’s works.

Luiza Barcan (2014)



    (Bucharest, 1974)
    Academic studies:
    1992 - 1998 - University of Civil Engineering, Department of Technological Equipment, Bucharest, Romania;
    2002 - University of Arts, specializing in Sculpture, under de guidance of the following professors: Vasile Gorduz  and Adrian Parvu, Bucharest, Romania;
    2004 - National University of Arts Bucharest, Masters Degree in Visual Arts, under the guidance of  Professor Vasile Gorduz, Bucharest, Romania.
    2005 - 2008 - Intensive restoration-conservation course of movable heritage in polychrome wood and sculpture;
    2005 - 2007 - Intensive restoration and preservation course in polychrome wood, Ministry of Culture.
    Professional activity:
    1999 - 2002 - Associate in scene painting projects made ​​in Germany, USA, Romania, France and Italy;
    2003 - 2008 - Restaurateur for the Romanian National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania;
    2006 - 2010 - Restaurateur - wood carving for the restoration-conservation project of Polovragi Monastery iconostasis, UNESCO monument, Romania;
    2008 - 2010 - Community Center Manager, Crevedia Mare village, Giurgiu, Romania.
    Projects with the Association "Cred'Art"
    2008 – Debut project – where the children of Crevedia Mare painted icons on glass;
              - “Icon and friendship for Easter ";
              - "Potter’s Craft of Crevedia Mare";
              - " Crevedia Mare Cultural Week ";
              - In collaboration with the "Gaspar, Melchior and Melchizedek" – he participated in "Street Delivery" and in exhibition of glass icons made ​​by children from Crevedia Mare for the Romanian Architects Union, Bucharest;
    2009 - "Way of the Cross" (land-art);
              - "The Artistic Area ofCrevedia 2009. An investment in rural creativity ".
    Member of the Romanian Artists Union (Bucharest Branch)
    Founder and general manager of the Association Cred'Art NGO
    Member of "Humanitas Cristiana", Department of Visual Arts
    Founder of the NEURON artistic group (together with Andrei Ciubotaru and Vlad Basarab) 


    Solo exhibitions:
    2012 - Ion Petrisor’s Dreams, Gallery"Simeza", Bucharest, Romania.

    Group exhibitions:
    2002 - Group Exhibition (for his bachelor’s degree), The Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest, Romania;
              - Bucharest Municipal Show, "Dalles" Hall, Bucharest, Romania;
    2002 - 2004 - Highlights and Fingerprints, "Apollo" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2003 - Bucharest Municipal Show, "Apollo" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - "Art House" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Exhibition of Small Sculpture Gallery "Orizont", Bucharest, Romania;
    2004 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, "Apollo" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
              - Group Exhibition (for his master’s degree), National Theatre, Bucharest, Romania;
              - "Dalles" Hall, Bucharest, Romania;
              - Bucharest Municipal Show, Romania;
              - Graphic Art Exhibition Show, "Apollo" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2005 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art Show, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Young contemporary sculptors, The Romanian Literature Museum, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Group Exhibition, Gallery"Simeza", Bucharest, Romania;
    2006 - Sculpture Exhibition, Gallery"Simeza", Bucharest, Romania;
             - Sculpturograma, Gallery"Simeza", Bucharest, Romania;
             - Drawings by Sculptors, "Art House" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Art Show, Bucharest, Romania;
    2006, 2008, 2009 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2008 - Drawings by Sculptor, "Art House" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2010 - Drawings by Sculptors, "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Small Sculpture Exhibition, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - "Artmark" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2011 - Drawings by Sculptors, "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Arts Show in Bucharest - 2011 (finalist - carving section), Visual Arts Center, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Small Sculpture Exhibition, "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2012 - Arts Show in Bucharest - 2012, Visual Arts Center, Bucharest, Romania;
             - BB5 Show , "Art House" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Small Sculpture Exhibition, Bucharest, Romania;
    2013 - Arts Show in Bucharest - 2013, Bucharest, Romania.

    Exhibitions artistic Group NEURON:
    2014 - Neuron Exhibition, IX Gallery, Bucharest, Romania.

    1999 - Targu Jiu, Gorj, Romania;
    2000 - Sculpture Camp Petrosani, Hunedoara, Romania;
    2001 - Sculpture Camp Hunedoara, Romania;
    2002 - Sculpture Camp Straja, Petrosani, Hunedoara, Romania.

    Monumental works:
    2002 - 2004 - Mihai Eminescu (writer; monument), Montreal, Canada (along with Vasile Gorduz);
    2008 - Vasile Gorduz, Aurel Vlad, Vlad Ciobanu, Adrian Ilfoveanu, Ion Deac Bistrita (bronze) etc.
      - Romanian soldier in Ghimpati;
      - Henry Coanda (monument);
      - Monument to the Holocaust;
      - Nicolae Crevedia (portrait, Crevedia Mare Town Hall);
      - Child playing at CDI in Crevedia Mare;
      - Saint George from Vanatorii Mari village


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