One of the most creative contemporary artists, Vasile Soponariu is the author of a series of works made especially in the copper technique. Because he’s one of the artists that are irresistibly drawn to the arts of fire, Soponariu brings a plus of Baroque originated embellishment to his characters. Being more present in the studio, where he gives birth to hybrid forms, both human and animal like, than in the creative camps, the artist becomes noticed thanks to his three dimensional supple, vertical and small sized compositions. He is not that close to monumentality, but he is rather familiar to this universe of vividly pictured characters, embedded equally in dream world and in mythological world. His artworks’ dynamism and vivacity are highlighted by thoroughly shaping the surfaces, by glides and by that abundance of details that gives each character a unique individuality.
Luiza Barcan (2014)