CRITICAL REVIEW

In the cycles Archaic Forces and Messengers he follows, under the appearance of forms that allude to mythical and legendary actions, the evolution of the vital forces in their impact with the principles of reasoning. Overcoming the figurative game on the surface (the cycle The Boxes) there are symbolic structures which evoke ancient cultural deposits. Following this lead, the artist descends into a series of installations until the primary dialogue of the elements, using the states of the clay, this material in the anthropogenesis of the territory, in its tendencies to shape and in its regression into chaos.
 
Constantin Prut
 


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    BIOGRAPHY


    (Bacău, 1946)

    Academic studies:
    1965 - 1971 - „Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest.

    Member of the Romanian Union of Plastic Artists
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo Exhibitions:
    1971 – Youth Athenaeum, Bucharest;
    1978 – Galateea Gallery, Bucharest;
    1988 – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;
    1992 - ¾ Floor Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest.

    Group exhibitions:
    1978 – Quadrennial at Erfurt, Germany;
             - Faenza Contest, Italy;
    1978, 1982 – Vallauris Biennale, France;
    1978, 1988 - Gualdo Tadino Contest, Italy;
    1979 – Perugia Contest, Italy;
    1984 – Zagreb Triennial, Croatia;
    1986 – Nyon Triennial, Switzerland;
    1989 – Mino Festival, Japan;
    1991 - (with Florica Cercel) ¾ Floor Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest;
             - Book-object, Museum of Collections, Bucharest;
    1992 – Mozart’s sex, ¾ Floor Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest;
    1994 - ¾ Floor Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest.


    Museums:
    - Art Museum, Tulcea;
    - Art Museum, Galaţi;
    - Glass and Porcelain Museum, Dorohoi, Botoșani;
    - Ceramics Museum, Glucksburg, Germany.


    Distinctions:
    1986 – Jury Mention at the Porcelain Triennial, Nyon;
    1988 – Prize of the Romanian Plastic Artists Union for decorative art;
    1989 – Honorary Mention, „Mino” Ceramics International Festival, Japan.
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția Sinteze, Editura META, 2001, pp. 115 - 116.