CRITICAL REVIEW

He works the wood with varieties of stone and metal making small and monumental works, the latter especially in the creation camps. His plastics is completed by bi-dimensional works (drawings, tint drawing). He is involved (as founding member and participant) in the experimental programme HAR, contributing by his projects to the remodelling of several public urban islands and the resuscitation of new civic attitudes by the members of the communities. The referential segment of his sculpture is affirmed by his appetence for the sacred emotional repertoire – affirmed in terms of figurativity or also compatible with an abstract vocabulary (e.g.
Ciborium ). The conversion of the wood’s compact fibre in excavated volumes proposes a possible summarized formula of linking the symbolic non-substantiality to the register of physicality (Epitrahil, wood).                                          

Elena Mihuț
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Târgovişte, 1959)

    Academic studies:
    1983 - Academia of Arts, professors Dan Covătaru, Ion Antonica, Dumitru Căileanu, Florea Vladimir, Iași.

    Member of the Plastic Artists Union in Romania
    Founding member of the „Habitat and Art in Romania” Foundation (HAR), 1997
     


    PROJECTS

    Group exhibition:
    1983, 1984, 1985 – Exhibition of sculpture and drawing, Plastic Artists Union Gallery, Târgovişte;
    1984, 1985 – Exhibition of Small Sculpture, Buzău and Focşani;
    1985 - Biennale of sculpture, graphics, decorative arts, Bucharest;
    1986, 1987 - Exhibition of Small Sculpture, Plastic Artists Union Gallery, Ploieşti; 
    1997 - Exhibition of Small Sculpture, Museum of Art, Constanţa;
    1999 – Exhibition in open space, for the solar eclipse, Râmnicu Vâlcea.

    Symposia:
    1985 - Bucşani, Dâmboviţa;
    1986 - Izvorul Mureşului, Harghita;
    1987 - Valea Doftanei, Prahova;
    1988 - Scânteia, Iaşi;
    1997 - Basarabi, Constanţa;
    2000 - Bujoreni, Vâlcea.

    Distinctions:
    1994 – Prize by the Plastic Artists Union „Gheorghe Petraşcu”;
    1998 – Prize by the Plastic Artists Union for installation and ambient.

    Programmes:  
    Habitat and art in Romania: 1997 - Basarabi, Constanţa;
                                                1998 - Râmnicu Vâlcea;
                                                2000 - Râmnicu Vâlcea;
    Tradition and Postmodernity: 2000 - Râmnicu-Vâlcea.


    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Fundația Culturală META, Un secol de sculptură românească. Dicționar A-D. Colecția SINTEZE, Editura META, 2001, pp. 138 - 139.