Possible evolution

COLEOPTERA, 2017, fiberglass, metal, pine branches, electric components,
200x40x20 cm each piece.

SELFHORSE, 2017, wood, fiberglass, 160x120x110 cm

SOFT TALK, 2017, 80×50 cm, electric components, fiberglass, wood

BUTTERFLY, 2017, aluminium, electric components, cardboard
30x28x12 cm

TURTLE BREAD, 2017,cement, metal, 200x200x80 cm

By stefan

Stefan Radu Cretu
Born on 26 january 1983, Romania.
2006 BA at University of Visual Arts and Design, Cluj Napoca, ceramics department
2005 Socrates Erasmus study mobility, Fine Art Academy. Wroclaw, Poland
2008 MA at National University of Art, Bucharest, Sculpture department
2016 PhD, at National University of Art, Bucharest
Lives works and in Sibiu, Romania.

Solo exhibitions (selection)
2012“Paratarrasius hibridus”, 418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest
2013 “Oestridae Dominant”, Project 1990, Free Press Square, Bucharest
2013 “Disambiguation”, Mogosoaia Palace, Cuhnia Gallery, Bucharest
2014“Sensus Propero”, 418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest
2015/“Stone age of emotional technology”, Calina Gallery, Timisoara
2017 “Possible evolution”Victoria Art Center, Bucuresti
2018”voo cinnyris geometrica”, Parque Marechal Carmona, Cascais, Portugal
2018 “the origin of boxes”, UNA Galeria, Bucharest
2019,”Unknown creature” 418 Gallery Cetate. Romania.

Group exhibitions (selection)
2012,2013,2014 “Workshop at the Danube IV, V, VI”, 418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest
2013 “The art of living“, Pop-up Art Gallery, Bucharest
2018 “At Different Angles MNAC Bucharest (group). 2014 “Transformation”, Beelden aan Zee Muzeum, Hague, Netherlands
2020 “Dupa doispprezece ani. Productia artistica din Romania in 180 de lucrari”. MNAC Bucharest
2021 “Spannungsverhältnisse im Dialog” Haus der Kunst, Baden Austria
2021 “Predictiile Pamantului. Despre gandirea si practica ecologica” National Museum Cotroceni, Bucharest.

“The idea of locomotion and movement is an important source of inspiration therefore I will explore it in a wide range of aspects. For the beginning I study the natural means of locomotion, which imply movement of all kind: terrestrial, aquatic or aerial and, at the same time, I perform a comparative analysis with the artificial means of locomotion. After many attempts to motivate my research through my personal projects and achievements, I began to utilize movement in various proportions that are related to the natural-artificial source of inspiration, I have reached a synthesis, which I now express both in a three-dimensional and a two-dimensional form. In order to emphasize the value of the objective, the minimization and the abstractionism are also present.
These studies bring to the forefront the relationship between fragmented organic forms and artificiality, which are both tackled in a contemporary way that is kept in the present by the topic itself, as well as by the technological aspects involved.
At times, the final image may occur an ironic character which targets the technological limitation that is in a state of zero-gravity before the gravitational phenomenon. This is where I intervene by miming certain solutions of exploiting the relationship mass-inertia, by annulling the gravitational force via solutions related to flying or levitation.
All these aspects represent a metaphor through which I mean to bring to a close look idea of human fragility in its physical and cognitive evolution.”

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