Nicolae Moldovan

Nicolae Moldovan

Critical References

The perfect, archetypal shapes have not completely eliminated from their composition the authoritative and at the same time tender gesture of the artist who shaped them; in order to counter or disturb this tranquil and essentialised world, the artist resorts to entropy, intervenes in the shape and introduces (or rather drives through) in the composing material, in an orderly but resolute fashion, intentionally disharmonic or even (vaguely) threatening metal elements; as his repertoire of shapes hints, in a ritual-type endeavour, to the feminine torso, we can assume that the aforementioned metal elements suggest the hair (which ceases to be an adornment and becomes a burden), though the references to the savant creation of the tiara cannot be discarded either; note that the tendency to the monumental aspect of these pieces, regardless of size, in order to sketch the exhibitionistic presence of a young artist, worthy of the attention and remembrance of stakeholdersDoina Pauleanu PhD, art critic and director of the Constanta Art Museum.


Born on June 23, Bucuresti - Romania


“Nicolae Tonitza” Art High School 1988

“Nicolae Grigorescu” Art Academy, Ceramics section 1998


2014 –“Palatele Brancovenesti” Cultural Centre – personal exhibition “Twin Shapes”

2012 – Galateea Gallery – “Minimal Form”


Since 1995 he has been taking part in national exhibitions organized by the UAP and more, in museums and galleries such as:

¾ Galleries – National Theatre, Timisoara Art Museum, Orizont Gallery, Galateea Gallery, Cluj Art Museum, “Palatele Brancovenesti” Cultural Centre Mogosoaia, Parliament Palace, Controceni Palace and others.

Abroad: Sofia - Bulgaria, München - Germany, Incheon - Korea, Ho si Min-Vietnam, Dusseldorf and Essen - Germany.


2012 – Prize for ceramics – “Decorative Art Biennial 2012”

1996 –“Mac Constantinescu” Scholarship