The material and technique used by Lucian Butucariu allow him to create pure forms, vividly coloured, vaporous and compact, as applicable; his spatial shapes evolve according to the principles of phototropism (the orientation of vegetable elements in response to light) and seize, in an orderly and energetic fashion, the surrounding space; that source is usually located outside the object ascending towards the light, with efforts and deep rendering. Close to the darkness, and not by coincidence, the bird chosen for embodiment is the awl, witness of the night and gloom from which it cannot escape. However, Lucian Butucariu suggest that a connection may be made between these fringes through love, which lights (from the inside) the Passion Fruit. – Doina Pauleanu, art critic and director of the Constanta Museum of Art.
Born on September 6, 1958, Brusturoasa - Bacau
Education: “Nicolae Grigorescu” Institute of Arts Bucharest, class of 1982 – Glass section, professors Dan Popovici, Ioan Lucia.
• Since 1982 creator in the glass industry with the Avrig si Stirom S.A. glass enterprise, Bucharest, where he creates various prototypes translated into orders for beneficiaries national or foreign beneficiaries.
• Since 1990 processor at the Bucharest National University of Arts, currently Professor PhD and Director of the Ceramics-Glass-Metal department.
• Since 1990 member of the Romanian Union of Fine Artists, is part of the board of directors for the Bucharest Branch of Decorative Arts, being involved in organizing various exhibitions, such as the “Glass Hall”, “Fire Arts” and “Recipient”.
• Since 1982 he has been taking part in most exhibitions organized by the Union of Fine Artists with glass works.
• 1983 Orizont Gallery – Workshop 35 - Bucharest
• 1989 Galateea Gallery - Bucharest
• 1991 Galateea Gallery – Bucharest
• 1991 Aspekte Gallery – Waibstadt, Germany
• 1996 Simeza Gallery – Bucharest
• 1997 Romanian Institute of Culture and Human Research – Venice, Italy
• 2002 Simeza Gallery Bucharest
• 2006 Galerie de Grancy, Lausanne, Switzerland
• 2006 Grand Bretagne Hotel -Athens, Greece – exhibition organized in collaboration with the Romanian Embassy in Greece during Romania’s National Day.
• 2012 Simeza Gallery - Bucharest
• 2013 Locker of Curiosities – Brancoveanu Era Settlements Mogosoaia
Participations in International Exhibitions
• 1988 Kanazawa, Japan – International Exhibition of Glass
• 1989 Berlin, Germany – Exhibition of Romanian Art
• 1990 Kanazawa, Japan - International Exhibition of Glass
• 1991 Biot, France – International Exhibition of Glass
• 2000 Hannover – Universal Exhibition – Romanian Art Pavilion
• 2008 Bornholm, Denmark – Glass Context 2008
• 2009 Eskisehir, Turkey – SERES ‘09
• 2010 Munster, Germany – GLASPLASTIK UND GARTEN
• 2013 Kanazawa, Japan – International Exhibition of Glass
• 2013 Munster, Germany – GLASPLASTIK UND GARTEN
• 2014 Wrocław, Poland - European Glass Festival
• 2014 Craiova, Romania- ICOM GLASS 2014 Exhibition
• 2015 Legnica, Poland – „Animal Planet” - Gallery of Art
Glass decorative objects signed by Lucian Butucariu may be found in various private national and foreign collections.
Present with works at the Glass Museum of Ebeldoft, Denmark.
Present with works at the Anadolu University Museum of Contemporary Art, Eskisehir, Turkey.
Stained Glass Works
1982 Cetate Restaurant – Brasov
1988 Adormirea Maicii Domnului Church – Roman
1993 Banca Agricola – Craiova
1995 Orthodox Church – Baciu, Cluj
1995 Cutitul de Argint church – Bucharest
1997 Magura Monastery – Bacau
1999 Episcopal Church – Husi
2003-2006 Ioan Cadar collective works – Iasi Cathedral
2005-2006 Ioan Cadar collective works - Satu Mare Greek-Catholic Church
2009 Orthodox Chapel of the Bucharest Academy of European Studies
2010 Sfintii Martiri Church in Niculitel - Constanta
2010 Ioan Cadar collective works – Bucharest Archiepiscopacy Foisor premises
2012 Ioan Cadar collective works – Bucur Church in Bucharest
2013 Ministry of Education, Staiwell
Various stained glass works for private homes, properties in Bucharest
2nd Prize awarded by the UAP at the Hall of Glass and Fine Ceramics – Bucharest Art Museum
1st Prize awarded by the UAP at the Fire Arts Hll – Bucharest 2002