Dumitru Radu

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Critical References


Dumitru Radu makes a reference to geneses in a biblical sense and meditates with the means of his sculptor mind and senses on this vast and mysterious motif. Furthermore, his works also refer to a sort of genesis of his own creation. Bronze, in Dumitru Radu’s work is not used by accident, because for him it implies a fine moulding, this direct action of the hand over the material that can be shaped and which is strictly connected to the idea of genesis, of creating man from clay. (…) Dumitru Radu gives birth to a world that resembles a scale, and we, the people, are arranged on it like musical notes.

      His creation has always featured this synaesthesia between the idea of music and the plastic image he can highlight in a special way and, starting from this idea, there is a primordial shape, a sort of pattern the artist constantly takes over, the sort of funnel leading us to think about the musical instrument, and also to the nothingness of which we are created, brought to life. It is a joy to behold that we can count among us artists who have mastered their craft and handle art, always seeking an intellection idea and process, two essential aspects that make art valuable and steadfast“ - Luiza Barcan, art critic.




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BIOGRAPHY

(Valea Mare, Vâlcea, 1957)

Academic studies:

1981 - 1985 - “Ion Andreescu” Institute of Fine Arts, specialized in sculpture, drawing teacher, Cluj-Napoca;

2000 - 2006 - Doctoral studies at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Department of Materials Science and Engineering;

2006 – PhD in Materials Science.

Professional activity:

- Assoc. professor at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology (Sacred Art), University of Bucharest.

Member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania

Member of the International Association of Professional Artists, UNESCO, Paris, France

PROJECTS  

Personal exhibitions:

1988 - Sculpture exhibition Atelier 35, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;

1995, 1999 - Sculpture and graphics exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

2000 - Sculpture Exhibition, National Theater Gallery, Ronda Hall, Bucharest;

2003 - Sculpture Exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

2004 - Sculpture and graphics exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Râmnicu Vâlcea;

2007 - Sculpture exhibition, LUXEMBOURG House Gallery, Sibiu;

2010 - Sculpture Exhibition, Spektru Gallery, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

Group exhibitions:

1984 - Art Exhibition, Filo Gallery, Cluj-Napoca;

1985 - Municipal Exhibition, Cluj-Napoca;

1986 - Biennial of sculpture, graphics and painting, Bucharest;

1987, 1989, 1990 - Republican Youth Exhibition, Bucharest;

1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997 - 1999, 2001 - 2003, 2010 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;

1987, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001 - 2004 - Municipal Exhibition, Bucharest;

1988 - Art Biennial, Bucharest;

- Portrait, Home of Art Gallery, Bucharest;

1990 - Dantesque Sculpture Exhibition, Ravenna, Italy;

1991 - International Sculpture Exhibition, "Pagany" Foundation, Italy;

- Sculpture exhibition, Apeldoorn, Holland;

1994 - Drawings of sculptors, Budapest, Hungary;

1995 - International Art Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria;

1996 - Exhibition of graphics, sculpture, Home of Art Gallery, Bucharest;

- Exhibition of graphics, sculpture, Galateea Gallery, Bucharest;

- Sculpture Exhibition, Rillieux-la-Pape, France;

1997 - Sculpture Exhibition, Fukuoka, Japan;

1998 - Biennial of Small Sculpture, Arad;

- International Art Fair, National Art Museum, Bucharest;

- Art on the way to the museum, Râmnicu Vâlcea;

1999 - Drawings of the sculptors, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

- Art Exhibition, Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary;

- Art Exhibition, Cultural Center, Berlin, Germany;

- Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Miyazaki Airport Gallery, Japan;

- Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Nakatsugawa Gallery, Japan;

2000 - International Art Fair, State Circus, Bucharest;

- Sculpture Exhibition, Lamferdinge Gallery, The Netherlands;

- Sculpture Exhibition, San Chung, Korea;

2001 - Exhibition of graphics, sculpture, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;

- Republican Art Exhibition, Romexpo Pavilion, Bucharest;

- Sculpture exhibition, Fuente Palmera, Spain;

- Sculpture Exhibition, Kajima Foundation, Tokyo, Japan;

2001, 2002- International Art Fair, National Theater, Bucharest;

2002 - Sculpture Exhibition, Conta 18 Gallery, Bucharest;

2003 - Drawings of the sculptors, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;

- Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest;

2003 - Fine Arts Exhibition "Saloons of Moldova", Republic of Moldova;

2004 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, Orizont Gallery, Bucharest;

- National Salon "Arts of Fire", Apollo Gallery, Bucharest;

- Sculpture Exhibition, Godefroy Gallery, The Netherlands;

- Sculpture Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan;

2005 - Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest;

- Totem, Târgu Mureş; - Totem, Bistrita;

- Totem, Târgovişte, Dâmboviţa;

- Sculpture Exhibition, Nueva Carteya, Spain;

2006, 2007, 2009 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest;

2007 - Art Fair, Romexpo Pavilion, Bucharest;

- Sculpture Exhibition, Municipal Library, Piteşti, Argeş;

- Sculpture Biennial, Toyamura, Japan;

2008 - Small Sculpture Exhibition, ‘Old’ Gallery, Cluj-Napoca;

- Small Sculpture Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Galaţi;

- Drawings of the sculptors, Home of Art Gallery, Bucharest;

- Small Sculpture Exhibition, Home of Art Gallery, Bucharest;

2009 - Fine Arts Exhibition, Artex Gallery, Râmnicu Vâlcea;

- Sculpture exhibition "Bronze Age", Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca;

- Small Sculpture Exhibition, Curagău Gallery, Cluj-Napoca;

- Şelari Colony and guests, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest;

2009 - 2013 - Municipal Winter Salon, Şuţu Palace, Bucharest;

2010 - Salons of Moldova, Buzau;

- DIALOGUE, Municipal Gallery, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria;

2010, 2011 - Drawings of the sculptors, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

2011 - BRONZE 2011, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

- WELCOME ..., Veroniki Art Gallery, Bucharest;

- "Bronze Age" Sculpture exhibition, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca;

- Small Sculpture Exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

- International group exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

- Fine Arts Exhibition, Chevannes-Changy, France;

2013  - Arts Salon, 4th edition, “Brâncuşi Hall”, Parliament Palace, Bucharest;

- "Bronze Age" Sculpture exhibition, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca;

- "Resonances 2013" Painting and sculpture exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

- "Resonances 2013" Painting and sculpture exhibition, Art Gallery, Focsani, Vrancea;

- Astra Salons, ‘House of Arts’ Gallery, Dumbrava Sibiului, Sibiu;

2014  - Sculpture and graphics exhibition, Simeza Gallery, Bucharest;

- Fine art exhibition, Ocnele Mari Salt Mine, Vâlcea.

Symposiums:

1991 - International (Marble) Sculpture Symposium, by Stenen Poort, The Netherlands;

1992 - International Symposium on Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Apeldorn, The Netherlands;

1994 - International Symposium on Monumental (stone) Sculpture, Zalău, Sălaj;

1995 - International Symposium on Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Morges, Switzerland;

1996 - International Symposium on Monumental (wood) Sculpture, Rillieu la Pape, France;

1997 - International Symposium on Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Fukuoka, Japan;

1999  - International Symposium of Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Baia Mare, Maramureş;

- International Symposium of Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Lebăda Hotel, Bucharest;

- International Symposium on Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Antalya, Turkey;

- International Symposium of Monumental (metal) Sculpture, Calarasi;

2000  - International Sculpture (granite) Symposium, San Chung, Korea;

- International Symposium of (granite) Sculpture, La Châtre, France;

2001  - International Symposium of Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Piteşti, Argeş;

- "Constantin Brâncuşi" International Symposium of Monumental (stone) Sculpture, Târgu Jiu, Gorj;

- International Symposium of Monumental (stone) Sculpture, Fuente Palmera, Spain;

2003 - International Symposium of Monumental (marble) Sculpture, Ankara, Turkey;

2005 - International Symposium of Monumental (stone) Sculpture, Nueva Carteya, Spain;

- “Ion Vlasiu” (wood) sculpture symposium, Deda - Bistra, Mureş;

2006 - International Symposium on Monumental (andesite) Sculpture, Gölbosi, Ankara, Turkey;

2007 - Monumental (marble) Sculpture Symposium, Negreşti-Oaş, Satu Mare;

2011 - International Symposium of Monumental (stone) Sculpture, Changy-Chevannes, France.

Awards and distinctions:

1997 - Jury Prize, International Sculpture Symposium, Fukuoka, Japan; 1999 - Prize of the of Visual Artists’ Union of Romania for Sculpture;

2000 - Special Jury Prize, International Sculpture Symposium, San Chung, Korea;

- 3rd Prize, International Sculpture Symposium, La Châtre, France;

2003 - Prize of the of Visual Artists’ Union of Romania