CRITICAL REVIEW

More than a process of stylisation, the elimination of details is so radical, that, slowly, from the “objects” the artist works on remains the essential, durable structures. With these minimalist shapes – we give as example the girders carved from the tree trunks – he proceeds to creating whole ensembles. They result in abstract compositions, in which aspirations and projects are marked by the triumph of constructivism.

Alexandra Titu
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Galați, 1954)

    Academic studies:
    1974 - 1978 - „Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest.

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


    PROJECTS

    Group exhibitions:
    1977 – Autumn Salon, Galaţi;
    1980, 1981, 1983, 1984 – County exhibition „Maramureş”, Baia Mare;
    1979 - 1986 – County salon, Bucharest;
    1980 - Republican exhibition of youth, Bucharest;
    1980 - 1986 – Exhibition of Small Sculpture, Bucharest;
    1980 - Quadrennial of decorative art, Bucharest;
             - Republican exhibition of sculpture and painting, Bucharest;
    1981 - Bucharest;
    1983, 1987 – Exhibition Workshop ‘35 Retronature, Baia Mare;
    1983 - 1985 – Annual Exhibition Workshop ‘35, Baia Mare;
    1984, 1985 - Exhibition Workshop ‘35 Baia Mare at Bucharest, Oradea;
    1986 – Exhibition of tapestry and sculpture, Bucharest.

    Symposia:
    1978 - Arcuş, Covasna;
    1980, 1985 - Măgura, Buzău;
    1981 - Brăila;
    1983, 1987 - Sălişte, Sibiu;
                       - Sibiu;
    1984 - Timişoara;
    1985 - Baia Mare;
    1986 - Covasna;
    1988 - Sighetul Marmaţiei, Maramureş;
    1989 - Dzintari, Riga, Latonia;
    1990 - Satu Mare;
    1991 - Nyiregyhaza, Hungary;
             - Groot Schuylenberg, Apeldoom, Holland.  

    Distinctions:
    1988 – Golden medal at the Biennale „Dantesca”, Ravenna, Italy (collective prize);
    1989 – Prize by the Plastic Artists Union in Moscow;
    1991 - Prize by the Plastic Artists Union in Budapest;
    1997 – Special prize for the show Petre’s sacrifice, Ujgorod, Ukraine. 
     
    META Cultural Foundation, A century of Romanian sculpture. Dictionary A-D. SYNTHESES collection, META PH, 2001, pp. 149 - 150.
    Contemporary monumental works of art in the Covasna county, Arcuş C


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 149 - 150.

    Lucrări de artă monumentală contemporană în judeţul Covasna, Centrul de Cultura Arcuş, 1999.