// Dan Maciuca Portrait
In general I am attracted to the plastic deconstruction of the figurative through pictorial gestures.
During the pictorial process I propose to overtake the plastic emotion which confines to chromatic harmony and contrast and I am also interested in organizing the composition through a vectorial system; in balancing or stimulating the composition.
The matter’s utopia of these works comes from urban and social environment, as an impression through which human being feels himself small and fragile as compared to social materialism.
The matter represents for me structure, texture, rugged surfaces, matte and glossy, but also volume, being thus an intention that requires a way out of the pictorial two-dimension.
The diversity of objects found in the industrial and advertising area are taken so that they could change their usefulness and discover another sense, other than the one they had as functionality before being processed; in this way the already manufactured become a source of the plastic processing.
// Dan Maciuca / vita
|1979||born in Romania|
|2002-06||Bachelor of Arts & Master degrees in painting, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca / RO|
|2008||Ongoing PhD research, Cultural Interferences, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca / RO|
Currently lives and works in Cluj-Napoca / RO
|2016||Utopian Proximity, Patrick Heide Contemporary Art / GB|
|2014||Colliding Geometry, Zorzini gallery. Bucharest / RO|
|2012||Nothing To Hide, Bazis Platform, Cluj / RO|
|2011||Common Place, Ivan Gallery, Bucharest / RO|
|2009||Post Romantic. Post Atomic. Post Rock. Post Socialist Realism., Laika gallery, Bucharest / RO|
|2006||Critical Temperature, Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca / RO|
|2015||painting-cluj, Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne / D|
|2014||The Flesh Of Things, Un-Painting The Romantics, Jecza Gallery, Timisoara / RO|
|Hidden Field, Bazis Platform, Pescara / I|
|2013||MUTATIONS, BAZIS contemporary art space, Berlin / D|
|HOTSPOT CLUJ – NEW ROMANIAN ART, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj / DN|
|2012||Cluj meets Berlin, BAZIS contemporary art space, Berlin / D|
|Modern Talking, Art Museum, Cluj- Napoca / RO|
|2011||The First Ten Years – Radio Galleries, Art Museum, Cluj- Napoca / RO|
|2010||Unusual suspects, Ivan gallery, Bucharest / RO|
2013 Artpress 400|
2013 Hotspot Cluj New Romanian Art
2012 Arta, nr.6-7
2008 Bazis, 2
2008 Modem, Under Natural Circumstances
2004 Figurama, 04
2004 VSTUP, 2 Place, Drawing, Prague