CRITICAL REVIEW

Initially he makes a figurative sculpture with accentuated expressionist tendencies, cultivating a certain grotesque humour. In 1981 he opens an exhibition of Chairs, objects that are rather imaginary, more than utilitarian, in which the wood is treated as a subtle, malleable matter, whose modulations and torsions reminds us of the formal repertoire by Art Nouveau and Gaudi. His speculation on the possibilities of the wood continues and is upgraded further in the non-figurative works of the last decade. He also made masks and backgrounds for the theatre.

Ioana Vlasiu
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Bucharest, 1941)

    Academic studies:
    1958 - 1964 - „Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Fine Arts, with Boris Caragea, Bucharest.
    Debuts in 1965 at the exhibition of decorative art.
    Professor at the „N.Tonitza” High-school of plastic arts.
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1970 – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;
    1981 – Art Centre Gallery, Bucharest;
    1992 - L’Espace Bonvin Unesco Gallery, Paris, France.

    Group exhibitions:
    1969 - „Exhibition of Romanian art”, Tel Aviv, Titograd;
    1970 - „Exhibition of sculpture in open space”, Legnano-Castellanza, Milano;
    1980 – International Triennial of Design, Poznan;
    1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1994, 1996 – Salons of Small Sculpture;
    1992 – Simeza Gallery;
    1994 - Simeza Gallery;
    1997 - Simeza Gallery;
    1999 - Orizont Gallery;
             - „Romanian contemporary sculptors”, Conservatory in Athens, Greece.

    Monumental works:
    two reliefs in concrete and glass - Airport Otopeni;
    Decorative sculpture - Costineşti.


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Barbosa, Octavian, Dicționarul artiștilor români contemporani, Editura Meridiane, București, 1976.
    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 143 - 145.
    Vlasiu, Ioana (coord.), Dicționarul sculptorilor din România. Secolele XIX-XX, vol. I, lit. A-G, Editura Academiei Române, București, 2011, pp. 161 - 162.

    Catalogul expoziţiei de la Galeria Simeza, 1970.
    Catalogul Sculptori români contemporani, editat de Camera de Arte Plastice a Greciei.

    Mereuţă, I., în: Luceafărul, 7 nov. 1970.
    Noica, Constantin, Prefaţă la Catalogul expoziţiei, 1981.
    Arta, nr. 6, 1970, p. 2.
    Arta, nr. 11, 1970, p. 39.