CURCAN-DUMBRAVĂ, Adrian




Telephone:

Atelier: (+40)21. 316. 80. 35
Mobil: (+40)72. 323. 78. 72
 

Gallery Address:

Str. D.  I. Mendeleev, Nr. 35, Et. 1, Ap. 4, Bucureşti 1, România
 

Email:

adriancurcan21@yahoo.com
adriancurcan@gmail.com
 




CRITICAL REVIEW


        Adrian Curcan’s sculptures represent the result achieved in a moment of perfect balance between opposite and complementary tendencies. At the same time, his works reveal ordered, rational aspirations, but also the pressure of inner, explosive energies that affect the coherence of volumes. This play of formative principles obviously modifies the monolith structure of the compositions, ensuring a certain transparency and a register of both emptiness and full. The successive changes from concave to convex and the other way round accuse a certain organic fluidity despite the unpredictable accents. Such plastic processes may be recognized in most of his works, despite all the differences between them, works either more sensible to the figurative construction, or evolving towards the limit of abstraction.

Constantin Prut
 
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Dumbrava, Iaşi, Romania, 1951)
     
    Academic Studies:
    1969 - 1974 - "Ion Andreescu" Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    2010 - PhD in Fine Arts and Decorative Arts, West University of Timisoara.

    Professional Activity:
    Sculpture professor, "Nicolae Tonitza" Art High School, Bucharest, Romania;
    1998 - 2013 - Inspector of Fine Arts, Bucharest, Romania.
     
    since 1992 - Member of Romanian Fine Arts Union
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1978, 1987 - "Apollo" Gallery, Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania.
     
    Group exhibitions:
    1974 - 1989 - Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania;
                        - Mraconia, Romania;
    1976, 1977 - Timișoara, Romania;
    1977 - National Exhibition, Bucharest, Romania;
    1978 - Negotin, Serbia;
    1979, 1984 - Zaječar, Serbia;
    1983 - Sculpture Exhibition, San Marino; artwork: Dr. Ștefan Odobleja (Romanian scientist, bust);
    1990, 1991 - Biennial of Small Plastic, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    1993, 2007, 2010 - Municipal Exhibition, Bucharest, Romania;
    1994, 1996, 1997 - "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    1997, 2006, 2010 - Sculptors' Drawings, "Simeza" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    1999 - The International Biennial Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy; artwork: Purgatory, bronze sculpture;
             - Small Plastic Exhibition, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Romanian Contemporary Sculptors, Athens, Greece;
    2000 - Museum of Art, Buzău, Romania;
    2000, 2001 - Municipal Exhibition, "Orizont" Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2001 - 2003 - International Visual Arts Fair, Bucharest, Romania;
    2002 - World Trade Plaza, Bucharest, Romania (three exhibitions);
    2003 - World Trade Plaza, Bucharest, Romania;
    2009, 2010 - Art Salons, Brașov, Romania;
    2010 - Museum of Bucharest - Șuțu Palace, Bucharest, Romania;
             - The Voievodal Palace - "Curtea Veche" Museum, Bucharest, Romania;
             - National Salon, Brașov, Romania;
    2011 - National Salon, Târgoviște, Romania.
     
    Sculpture Symposiums:
    1978 - 1989 - Sculpture Symposiums organised at Mraconia, Timişoara, Romania;
    1994 - The National Symposium from Oarba de Mureş, Romania; artwork: Remembrance, stone;
    1996 - The National Symposium from Oarba de Mureş, Romania; artwork: Sacrifice, stone;
    2004 - The National Symposium from Pitești, Romania; two artworks: Harmony, marble, and Couple, marble;
    2005 - The National Symposium from Pitești, Romania; artwork: Waterfall, marble;
             - The International Symposium from Pitești, Romania; artwork: Fountain, marble, monumental sculpture;
    2006 - The International Symposium from Castelraimondo, Italy; artwork: Waterfall, marble, monumental sculpture;
    2007 - The National Symposium from Drăgășani, Romania; artwork: Fin, marble;
    2008 - The National Symposium from Arieșeni, Romania; artwork: Conifer;
             - The International Symposium from Breaza, Romania; artwork: Couple 3, marble, monumental sculpture;
    2009 - The National Symposium from Miroși, Romania, Argeș; artwork: Fin, monumental sculpture;
    2011 - The National Symposium from Miroși, Argeș; artwork: Couple, monumental sculpture.

    Monumental works:
    1979 - Consonance, monument dedicated to Ştefan Odobleja, Romanian savant, marble and bronze.

    Writings:
    Teoria generală a gravitațiilor opuse (The General Theory of the Opposed Gravitations), New Publishing House, Bucharest, 2009 (2011, 2012 - revised and added).



    Prizes and Awards:
    2012 - Second Prize awarded for his writing The General Theory of the Opposed Gravitations, presented at the International Symposium Universe of Sciences, organised by the Economy and Administration Faculty and Physics Faculty, "Al. I. Cuza" University, Iași, Romani, "Vasile Pogor" Scientific Cultural Association, Iași, Romania. 
     


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Fundația Culturală META / META Cultural Foundation, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A - D / A Century of Romanian Sculpture. Dictionary A - D, Colecția SINTEZE / Syntheses Collection, Editura META / META Publishing House, 2001, pp. 151 – 152.

    Sculptori români contemporani Romanian Contemporary Sculptors, catalog editat de Camera de Arte Plastice a Greciei / catalogue published by Greece Chamber of Visual Arts.