Nicolae Enea preferred to work with stone, out of all the usual materials in sculpture. He felt that the dialogue with the hard matter creates a dialogue between matter and the living spirit of an artist. Many sculptural compositions are treated so as to seem brute shapes from nature. Critics talk in his case about an expressionism in its primitive dimension, close to the carvers of the old times.

Valentin Ciucă in A century of fine arts at Iași (2004)



    (Valea Arinilor, Bacău, 1926 - 2008)
    Academic studies:
    1954 - „Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Plastic Arts, with Cornel Medrea and Nicolae Darascu, Bucharest.
    1964 - Yugoslavia and Hungary;
    1969 - Russia.


    Solo exhibitions:
    1958, 1966 - Bucharest;
    1960 - Craiova;
    2007 – Salon of sculpture, Paris and Switzerland.

    Group exhibition:
    since 1953 – exhibitions in Bucharest;
    1955, 1970 - Warsaw, Poland;
    1965 – Romanian exhibitions in Moscow, Russia;
    1968 - Cracow, Poland.

    Monumental works:
     - Children’s game (busts, figurines, objects of decorative art), Herăstrău Park, Bucharest;
    1961 - Constructors (bas-relief), G. Călinescu street, Onești.
    1973 - George Barițu (statue in stone), County Library, Brașov.


    Ciucă, Valentin, Un secol de arte frumoase la Iași, ART XXI, Iași, 2004.

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