BĂNDĂRĂU, Neculai




Telephone:

021. 337. 39. 49
0724. 386. 448
 

Address:

Strada Alba, nr. 12, sector 4, București
 

Email:

mioara_bandarau@yahoo.com
 




CRITICAL REVIEW


        Nicolae Băndărău individualizes himself in the Romanian sculpture by the way he follows the relation between a density of the meaning charge and a subtle rhetoric of the formal discourse. From a generation which betted on expressionism, his sculpture communicates, according to the problematic nucleus of each cycle, different layers of tradition. Sometimes solutions are very simple, of a minimalist elegance (like in the project Monument of the Revolution), other times more baroque, mixing individual elements (like human figures) as integrated modules of an ensemble discourse simply expressed. The anthropomorphic element is always at the centre of his discourse, and less as an identifiable object, as a definite protagonist of a drama, also as a generic presence, in an infinite, but organized alphabet of reality, or as a word of the collective existence. The sculptor expresses himself with the same propriety when working with classic materials – wood, stone – from which he gets amazing effects, and especially convergent at the level of significance.

Alexandra Titu
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Botoșani, 1949)

    Academic studies:
    1972 - 1976 - "N. Grigorescu" Fine Arts Institute, Bucharest.

    Member of the Romanian Fine Arts Union
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1994 - "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest;
    1997 - "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest.

    Group exhibitions:
    since 1976 - Exhibitions of County Salons;
    1980 - Exhibition of Small Sculpture, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest;
    1985 - "Section by workshop", Workshop ‘35, Bucharest;
             - "Space-Mirror", Institute of Architecture, Bucharest;
    1987 - "Alternative", Workshop ‘35, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest;
    1992 - Possibilities of the Surface, "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest;
             - Expo’92, Seville, Spain;
             - Vienna, Austria;
    1993 - Mozart’s Sex, Floor ¾, National Theatre, Bucharest;
    2000 - Biennale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Catalogul Contemporary Romanian Sculptors, editat de Chambers of  Fine Arts of  Greece, 1999.
    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 51 - 52.