CRITICAL REVIEW


          He is one of the prominent members of the Neo-Avant-garde movement from Timisoara in the sixth decade of the past century. He is an expressionist painter, evolving between an informal with vaguely figurative allusions and a figurative tensed by the imperative of gesture, by a violent chromatics. He is the first of the Romanian artists that expanded painting into space, creating three-dimensional objects and instalments (in 1965 - 1967). He treated painting as a medium open between strict two-dimensionality, with its specific spatial metaphorization, and three-dimensionally, as an expansion of the chromatic discourse in the surrounding space.

Constantin Prut (2014)
Dicționar de artă modernă și contemporană, upcoming, Polirom Publishing House, Iasi, 2015
 


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    BIOGRAPHY

    (Bihor, 1932; since 1958 he lives in Timişoara - 2012)

    Academic studies:
    1951 - 1957 - Art studies at the Art Institute “Ion Andreescu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1958 - Master class at the Art Institute in Bucharest in the class of Prof. Alexandru Ciucurencu.

    Professional activity:
    since 1958 - Teaches at the Art Institute in Timişoara, Romania.
     


    PROJECTS

    Solo exhibitions:
    1975 - Dynamic Universe, Helios Art Gallery, Timişoara, Romania;
    1976 - Two Decades, Gallery of the Romanian Artists Union, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
    1988 - Section through fertile soil, Helios Art Gallery, Timişoara, Romania;
    1993 - Beyond Appearances, Helios Art Gallery, Timişoara, Romania;
    1996 - Abstraction, Sparkasse Karlsruhe, Germany;
    1997 - Signs, senses, Dure Gallery, Timişoara, Romania;
    2004 - Utopia, Helios Art Gallery, Timişoara, Romania;
    2005 - No Limits, Senso Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2008 - 2009 - Elan Vital, 418 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2009 - 418 Gallery at International Art Fair Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA;
    2010 - Piramid memory (Elan Vital II), Calina Gallery, Timişoara, Romania;
             - 418 Gallery at International Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida, USA;
    2011 - Furioso!, 418 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Painting for thinking, Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu Contemporary Art Gallery, Romania;
    2012 - Romul Nutiu. Life & Work, Timisoara Art Museum, Timişoara, Romania.

    Group exhibitions:
    2013 - Structure & Energy. A Need for Abstraction, 418 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Retrospective. Cetate - Workshop at the Danube 2008-2013, Barbu Druga Estate, Cetate, Romania;
    2012 - Cetate - Workshop at the Danube IV, 418 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2011 - Cetate - Workshop at the Danube III, 418 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2010 - International Exhibition of Visual Art Totem, Targu-Mures, Iaşi, Romania;
             - Focus Europa, 6. International Contemporary Art, Plassenburg Castle, Germany;
    2009 - Cetate - Workshop at the Danube I and II, 418 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
             - Musicality in Art, 418 Gallery, Bucharest, Romania;
    2008 - XII Tabtakepfesteszeti Biennial, Szeged, Hungary;   
             - Calina Gallery, Timişoara, Romania;
    2007 - Biennial of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics, Arad, Romania;
    2006 - European Openings, Art exhibition, Timişoara, Romania;
    2005 - Yehudi Menuhim Hall, European Parliament, ­Brussels, Belgium;
    2003 - Romanian Cultural Centre, Budapest, Hungary;
    1999 - Romanian Cultural Centre, Budapest, Hungary;
    1998 - Romanian Cultural Centre, Vienna, Austria;
             - Key Gallery, Springfield, USA;
             - Profan Gallery, Elst, Holland;
    1996 - The Experiment in Romania;
             - The National ­Theatre Galleries, Bucharest, Romania;
    1995 - Europehouse Gallery, Berlin, Germany;
    1993 - International Art Fair, Vicenza, Italy;
             - Kalvaria Gallery, Szeged, Hungary;
    1991 - Central Credit Bank, Saarbrücken, Germany;
             - Creation and European Synchronism;
             - Art Museum of Banat, Timişoara, Romania;
    1990 - Gruga Park Gallery, Essen, Germany;
    1987 - Romanian art exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland;
             - Brusque Art Biennial, Brazil;
    1986 - Romanian art exhibition, London, United Kingdom;
    1985 - International Fair of Culture, Art, Journalism, XI edition, Beogradski Sajam, Yugoslavia;
             - Romanian art exhibition, Stuttgart, Germany; ­Moscow, U.S.S.R.;
             - The exhibition of the International Camp Pleiner, Rudolstadt, Germany;
    1980 - Barsinghaus Nieteuscheid, Germany;
             - Epoca ­Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland;
             - Delmenhorst and Gera, Germany;
    1979 - Sylt List, Germany;
             - Thalwill, Switzerland;
    1978 - International Biennial of Art, Kosice, Jugoslavia;
             - International Contest JUAN MIRO, Barcelona, Spain;
             - 49 Gallery, Thalwill, Switzerland;
    1977 - 850th anniversary of the town of Graz, Austria;
    1974 - Romanian Painting exhibition, Hofgeismar, Germany;
    1969 - 1970 - 26 Artists from Timişoara, Romania;
                        - Novi Sad and Belgrade, Yugoslavia;
    1964 - 1965 - Annual Salon of Graphic Arts, Bucharest, Romania;
    1959 - National Biennial of Art, Bucharest, Romania;
    1957 - Annual Fine Arts Salon, Timişoara, Romania.

    Works in public collections:
    - MNAC (Contemporary Art Museum from Bucharest), Romania;
     - Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania;
     - The Art Museum of Banat, Timişoara, Romania;
     - Art in Embassies Collection, U.S. Department of State. 

    Works in private collections:
    - Germany, France, Italy, USA and Canada. 
     


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