On Tuesday the 12th of December at 7 PM we open 2*0*1*7, the long-awaited solo-show for sculptor Mircea Roman at AnnArt gallery. The exhibition reunites 15 never before exhibited pieces in wood sculpture and sketching in a selection by the author of his most recent works done in 2017.
This is a special year for Mircea Roman due to him winning the UAP Award for Sculpture; having sold the piece Wall III to the National Museum of Art in Craiova as well as taking part in an impressive number of 14 group exhibitions in Romania and abroad – including the Romanian-Korean contemporary art “by-lateral” at Boreyong. During this time, he was also active in supporting his peers; in 2017, Roman was one of the initiators and organizers of “Support” project that introduced a derelict space from the UAP Compound, Spaţiul Turnatoria, in a possible exhibition circuit. The show 2*0*1*7 is accompanied by a critical text by art historian Aurelia Mocau
The exhibition is open during the 12th of December 2017 – 31st of January 2018. Free entry. Monday – Saturday 11 AM – 7 PM
The body of work is available for purchase through AnnArt gallery. Contact us for any details and counseling: email@example.com
Prow for the Arc of the Storm | text by Aurelia Mocanu
From column statues with Catalan harshness, from armless crucifies bent forward expiated and nailed, from archaic settlements with legs held close to the chest, the figures become, at their limits, funnel boxes, a pit of sheathing, with only a few terminal details confessing of humanity. For over three decades, sculptor Mircea Roman has invested a wooden base, meaning a piece of board, as the bolt key for a sculptural production “figuratively-built” of an exemplary generating force. With the arms usually amputated, and recently with add-on boxes as superior limbs, Mircea Roman’s characters are anxious terminals of scaffolding akin to rudimentary and aggressed humanism. Figured towers, leaning or folded, with chests forward as if it were one last glimmer of breaking, emanate the feeling of tortured solitude. ...read more..
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