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Lot 53

Neculai Păduraru

Chimeras (Himere)

[1981]

Bronze
33.5 × 22 × 8 cm (13.2 × 8.7 × 3.1 inch)

Sold for €1,400

ADDITIONAL INFO

Artwork description

Embossed on the side "1981"

Provenance

private collection, Switzerland

Lot Notes

Inspired by Brâncuși’s work and by ancient Mediterranean sculpture, Neculai Păduraru brings to life characters in unpredictable attitudes, detached from their archaic backgrounds. He participated in multiple biennials around the world including the Venice Biennale in 1995.

ARTIST RESUME

Neculai Păduraru

b. Sagna, Neamț, Romania, 1946

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)
  • 2010 - "Zidul și alte lumi colorate", Dana Gallery, Iași, Romania (National)
  • 2009 - "Eminescu, Idei și semene", Dana Gallery, Iași, Romania (National)
  • 2007 - Galeriile Academiei Române, Romania (National)
  • 1988 - Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania (National)
  • 1982 - Academeia Matania, Naples, Italy (International)
  • 1981 - Galleria delle Ore, Milan, Italy (International)
  • 1981 - Academia di Romania di Roma, Italy (International)
  • 1974 - Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania (National)
Group (Selection)
  • 1992 - The Sevilla World Exhibition, Spain (International)
  • 1992 - The International Miami Exhibition, USA (International)
  • 1976 - The Paul Louis Waller International Portrait Competition, France (International)
  • 1975 - The Joan Miró Drawing Competition, Barcelona, Spain (International)
  • 1973 - The International Sculpture Symposium, Rome, Italy (International)
Biennial (Selection)
  • 1995 - The Venice Biennial, Italy (International)
  • 1988 - The International Asia Europa Art Biennial, Ankara, Turkey (International)
  • 1979, 1981 - The International Sculpture Biennial, Padua, Italy (International)
  • 1979, 1981 - The International Open Space Art Biennial, Skirono Museum, Greece (International)
  • 1979 - The International Sculpture Biennial, Ravenna, Italy (International)
  • 1978 - The International Small-scale Sculpture Biennial, Budapest, Hungary (International)

Awards:

  • The Prize for Excellence awarded by the Romanian Visual Artists' Union , 2012
  • The Order of Cultural Merit in the grade of Arts Officer awarded by the Romanian Presidency, 2004
  • The Grand Prize of the Romanian Visual Artists' Union, 1995
  • The Prize of the Ion Andreescu Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania , 1991
  • The Prize of the International Asia Europa Art Biennial, Ankara, Turkey , 1988
  • The Grand Trionfo Prize, Italy, 1981
  • The Picasso Prize, Rome, Italy , 1981
  • The Prize of the International Biennial of Small-scale Sculpture, Budapest, Hungary , 1978

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