Nicolae Razvan Mincu

Prism: air, fire, earth-sculpture-nicolae-razvan-mincu




Critical References


The effort of essentializing the image and the volume to the utmost extent, according to certain principles and in the name of an archetypal expressiveness do not push NRM’s sculptures, nor his paintings to the abstruse significant at any cost. On the contrary, their message is warm, direct, eloquent, stemming from the artist’s conviction that we can communicate with each other in both a rational and a heart-felt manner, profoundly and useful to everyone

       According to the author, art, the aesthetic, aims to “build a base for meanings for justifying a major act of spirituality”. Primarily using geometrical order, but also the seduction of a geometry set ever since antiquity to highlight the beauty of the cosmos and ideas, as well as their territorial harmony, the artist fills his works with spiritual values, their sober, almost mystical symbolism, trying to confer a new brilliance to otherwise ancient meanings.

      NRM’s sculpture especially distinguishes itself through a still, almost static dynamism, subliminal, but not less fascinating, while symmetry or mysticism of imbues the surfaces or volume with a brilliance and depth which manages to dematerialise though elevation, creating at the same time an atmosphere suitable for a beneficial, purifying contemplation. This “therapeutic” side of the works is all the more rewardable as the “archetypal” privacy promoted by the artist swims against the social tide we live in today, agitate, depersonalized and standardizing - Nicolae Macovei, art critic, writer.




Resume


Visual artist sculptor born on 7.05.1955 in Bucharest

Assigned member of the Bucharest Union of Fine Artists since 1994

Exhibitions

Monumental sculpture

2014 – International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Pingtan, China

2014 – International Lava Rock Sculpture Symposium, Besse, France

2013 -  International Brancusi Sculpture Symposium, Targu Jiu, Romania

2013 -  International Sculpture Symposium, Grasse, Cote d’Azur, France

2012 -  International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Ben Q, Taiwan

2012 -  International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Wuhu City, China

2012 -  International Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Verona, Italy

2012 -  “Taches, Taches” International Art Symposium, Saint Lo, France

2012 -  International Sculpture Symposium «Brancusiana», Targu Jiu, Romania

2011 -  National Monumental Sculpture Symposium, Mirosi, Romania

2011 -  International Urban Sculpture Symposium at the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

2010 -  International Urban Sculpture Symposium, Tangshan, China

2010 -  International Sculpture Symposium Verona, Cavaion Veronese, Italy

2009 - International Sculpture Symposium Huian, China

2009 - International Sculpture Symposium Fines-Almeria, Spain

2009 – Mirosi National sculpture Symposium, Romania

2007 - International Sculpture Symposium Grass, Code d’Azur, France

2007 – Ramatuell Marble Sculpture, Code d’Azur, France

2006 - “Prokonessos” International Sculpture Symposium, Salaylar,  Turkey

2005 - International Sculpture Symposium – Hualien, Taiwan

2005 - International Sculpture Symposium – Uzerche, France

2004 - International Sculpture Symposium – San Benedeto del Tronto, Italy

2004 - International Sculpture Symposium – St. Pierre de Chartreuse-France

2003 - International Sculpture Symposium – Sancheong-Korea

2002 - International Sculpture Symposium (Olympic Park2008) -Beijing-China

2002 - International Sculpture Symposium “De Stenen Poort”, Borkel en Schaft, Netherlands

2001 - International Sculpture Symposium – La Chatre - France

2000 - International Sculpture Symposium – Plovdiv – Bulgaria

2000 - International Sculpture Symposium „Stone in the Galilee” Ma’a Lot-Israel

1999 - International Granite Sculpture Symposium, Ichon, Korea

1998 - International Sculpture Symposium -  Brientz, Switzerland

1997 - International Sculpture Symposium -  Hojer, Denmark

EXHIBITIONS

2014 – Signum Gallery, Bucharest – Personal Sculpture Exhibition

2012-2013 – Monumental Art Exhibition at National Museum of Art in Taicheong, Taiwan

2011 – Tangible Rhythms – NCPA International Sculpture Exhibition. Museum of Art and National Art Performance Centre –Beijing National Theatre, China

2011 – First international culture design contest. Exhibition: One Week of Science and Peace, Beijing, China

2009 – Orizont Gallery, Bucharest- Personal exhibition

2007 - Small Sculpture Salon – Artis Gallery, National Theatre, Bucharest

2006 - Feygallerydesign – Ulm Art Museum, Germania - Personal exhibition

2005 - Gallery Donkersvoort, Beek& Donk, Netherlands

2005 - Gallery  Exelmans, Neeroeteren, Belgium

2002 - International Gallery „Elegance” Assen, Netherlands - Personal exhibition

2002 – Simeza Gallery, Bucharest- Personal exhibition

2001 - International Gallery Lageland, Netherlands - Personal exhibition

2001 - International Gallery at the City Hall, Assen, Netherlands - Personal exhibition

2001 - Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea

2001 – Museum of Romanian Literature, Bucharest - Personal exhibition

2001 -  Small Sculpture Salon - Orizont Galleries, Bucharest

2000 -  Bucharest Art Salon 2000, Signs of the Year: Earth, Fire, Water, Air – Apollo Gallery

2000 -  Contemporary Art Salon 2000 – Romanian Parliament, “Constantin Brancusi” Exhibition Hall

1999 -  Mario Plaza Gallery, Bucharest - Personal exhibition

1999 - Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1999 - Metropolitan Museum, Seoul, Korea

1999- International Art Fair TIAV 99-Cotroceni Palace, Bucharest

1999 -  Bucharest Art Salon-Time in the Arts of Space- “Ion Mincu” Institute of Architecture

1998 – International Art Salon in Resita

1997 - Small Sculpture Salon – Coloured Shapes – Orizont Galleries, Bucharest

1996 -  Small Sculpture Salon -  Orizont Galleries, Bucharest

1996 – Sculpture Exhibition of the UAP Bucharest Branch - Orizont Galleries, Bucharest

1996 – Municipal Salon of Painting and Sculpture - National Theatre, Bucharest

1996 -  Bucharest Municipality Art Galleries - Personal exhibition

1996 -  Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest - Personal exhibition

1995 -  Small Sculpture Salon -  Orizont Galleries, Bucharest

1994 -  Small Sculpture Salon -  Orizont Galleries, Bucharest

1994 -  Small Sculpture Exhibition - April -  Orizont Galleries, Bucharest

1994 - Municipal Salon of Painting, Sculpture, Graphics - National Theatre, Bucharest

1993 – Municipal Salon of Painting, Sculpture, Graphics - National Theatre, Bucharest

1993 - National Art Salon - National Theatre, Bucharest

1993 -  Three Artists-Bucharest Municipality Art Galleries - Personal exhibition

1993 - Bucharest Municipality Art Galleries - Personal exhibition

1992 - National Art Salon - National Theatre, Bucharest

1991 -  International Gallery Eva B., Heidelberg, Germania - Personal exhibition

1990 -  Bucharest Municipality Art Galleries - Personal exhibition

1990 – Youth Salon for Painting, Sculpture, Graphics and Decorative Art - National Theatre, Bucharest

1988 -  National Salon of Fine Arts - Dalles Hall, Bucharest

1987 -  Bucharest Municipality Art Galleries - Personal exhibition

1986 - Municipal Salon for Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Art and Design - Romanian Museum of Art, Bucharest

1986 – Biennial of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics - Dalles Hall, Bucharest

1985 -  Municipal Salon for Painting, Sculpture, Decorative Art and Design - Romanian Museum of Art, Bucharest

1985 – Estival Salon of Fine Arts - Dalles Hall, Bucharest

1985 - Bucharest Art Salon - Dalles Hall, Bucharest

1985 - Teatrul Foarte Mic, Bucharest - Personal exhibition

1984 – Municipal Salon of Decorative Art – Art Collection Museum, Bucharest

1984 – Bucharest Municipal Salon - Dalles Hall, Bucharest

1984 – Design Exhibition - Caminul Artei, Bucharest

1983 - Bucharest Municipal Salon - Dalles Hall, Bucharest

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

2013 -  2nd Prize - International Sculpture Symposium Grasse, France

2011 – 3rd Prize - First international culture design contest. Exhibition: One Week of Science and Peace, Beijing, China

2007 -  Carrara Award - International Sculpture Symposium in Grass, Code d’Azur, France

2002 – Award for Excellence – International Sculpture Symposium (for the Olympic Park 2008) -  Beijing-China

2001 – 2nd Prize -  International Sculpture Symposium - La Chatre - France

1999 -  2nd Prize - International Granite Sculpture Symposium in, Ichon, Korea

1998 – Jury’s Special Prize - International Sculpture Symposium - Brientz, Switzerland.

MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE IN MUSEUMS

2012 – The «White Page» was displayed for 6 months in front of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Taichung, Taiwan.

2005 - The „Cube” work was created in 2005 and is displayed in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Hualien, Taiwan.

2003 – The «Root of the Sky» work 2003-Museum of Contemporary Art Sam Ok-Ri, YoungWol, Korea.

PUBLIC MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE

China, Taiwan (ROC), Korea, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, France,  Netherlands, Israel, Switzerland, Denmark