ROMUL NUTIU

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The Island II, 2011, oil on canvas, 114×161 cm

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Romul Nutiu ( Bilbor 1932 – Timișoara 2012).
1951-57 Art studies in Cluj, Romania at the Art Institute ‘Ion Andreescu’.
1958 master class at the Art Institute in Bucharest in the class of Prof. Alexandru Ciucurencu.
Since the end of 1958 he lives, works and teaches at the Art Institute in Timisoara, Romania.
Romul Nutiu is the main representative of abstract expressionism in Romania.
With his clear conceptual vision he knows how to play with form and movement, creating an informal universe. Though structured, he is always able to deal with the freedom of improvisation in his work. His capacity of creating this special balance, combined with a daring sense for colour is one of the keys to the impact on the perception of his art.
His tendency to experimental games breaks the limits of the canvas, thus creating installations which look like paintings in space. He also aims the objects’ integration in the plane of the painting. The complexity of his Oeuvre is a continuous dialogue between appearance and ‘beyond appearance’, but the artist always finds a matching solution for this challenge.
In the early 70s Nutiu developed a new technique he later called the “aquatic experience”; he utilized several shallow containers in which an immiscible mixture of water and industrial car paints was floating; the artist influenced those shapes by interacting with a bar similar to action painting, then he arranged the canvas on the water’s surface, the paint composition was absorbed. In some cases, Nutiu finally intervened with a few brush strokes and obliteration.
This novel form of abstract expressionism/action painting is exemplified in the “Dynamic Universe” series of works. With the occasion of the exhibition with this title at Helios Gallery in Timisoara in 1975, the well known art critic Coriolan Babeti has acclaimed Nutiu as the “Pollock of the Romanian west coast”.
Romul Nutiu’s works are part of the collection of MNAC (Contemporary Art Museum from Bucharest), Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, the Art Museum of Banat, Timisoara and private collections in Germany, France, Italy, USA and Canada.
The artist belongs to the programme Art in Embassies Collection, U.S. Department of State.

EXHIBITION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Romul Nutiu ( 1932-2012) Selected Works
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2012

Romul Nutiu. Life & Work
Timisoara Art Museum, Timisoara

2011

Furioso!
418 Gallery, Bucharest

Painting for thinking
Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu
Contemporary Art Gallery

2010

Piramid memory (Elan Vital II)
Calina Gallery, Timisoara

418 Gallery at International Art Fair
Palm Beach
Florida, USA

2009

418 Gallery at International Art Fair
Santa Fe
New Mexico, U.S.A.

2008 – 2009

Elan Vital
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2005

No Limits
Senso Gallery, Bucharest

2004

Utopia
Helios Art Gallery, Timisoara

1997

Signs, senses
Dure Gallery, Timisoara

1996

Abstraction
Sparkasse Karlsruhe, Germany

1993

Beyond Appearances
Helios Art Gallery, Timisoara

1988

Section through fertile soil
Helios Art Gallery, Timisoara

1976

Two Decades
Gallery of the Romanian Artists Union, Cluj-Napoca

1975

Dynamic Universe
Helios Art Gallery, Timisoara

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2015

Appearance and Essence
in Timisoara Art Encounters (curated by Rainald Schumacher and Nathalie Hoyos), Halele Timco, Timisoara

Viena Contemporary September 2015
with 418 Gallery

2014

Art International Istanbul – 26-28 September 2014
with 418 Gallery

Structure & Energy II – The Power of Abstraction
Vincentiu Grigorescu, Romul Nutiu, Diet Sayler 418 Gallery, Bucharest

2013

Structure & Energy. A Need for Abstraction
418 Gallery, Bucharest

Retrospective. Cetate – Workshop at the Danube 2008-2013
Barbu Druga Estate, Cetate

2012

Cetate – Workshop at the Danube IV
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2011

Cetate – Workshop at the Danube III
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2010

International Exhibition of Visual Art Totem,
Targu-Mures, Iasi

Focus Europa, 6. International Contemporary Art
Plassenburg Castle, Germany

2009

Cetate – Workshop at the Danube I and II
418 Gallery, Bucharest

Musicality in Art
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2008

XII Tabtakepfesteszeti Biennial
Szeged, Hungary

Calina Gallery, Timisoara

2007

Biennial of Painting, Sculpture and Graphics
Arad

2006

European Openings
Art exhibition, Timisoara

2005

Yehudi Menuhim Hall, European Parliament, ­Brussels

2003

Romanian Cultural Centre, Budapest

1999

Romanian Cultural Centre, Budapest

1998

Romanian Cultural Centre, Vienna

Key Gallery, Springfield, USA

Profan Gallery, Elst, Holland

1996

The Experiment in Romania
The National ­Theatre Galleries, Bucharest

1995

Europehouse Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1993

International Art Fair
Vicenza, Italy

Kalvaria Gallery, Szeged, Hungary

1991

Central Credit Bank, Saarbrücken

Creation and European Synchronism
Art Museum of Banat, Timisoara

1990

Gruga Park Gallery, Essen

1987

Romanian art exhibition, Glasgow

Brusque Art Biennial, Brazil

1986

Romanian art exhibition, London

1985

International Fair of Culture, Art, Journalism
XI edition, Beogradski Sajam, Yugoslavia

Romanian art exhibition
Stuttgart, Germany; ­Moscow, U.S.S.R.

The exhibition of the International Camp Pleiner
Rudolstadt, Germany

1980

Barsinghaus Nieteuscheid, Germany

Epoca ­Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland

Delmenhorst and Gera, Germany

1979

Sylt List, Germany
Thalwill, Switzerland

1978

International Biennial of Art
Kosice, Jugoslavia

International Contest JUAN MIRO
Barcelona, Spain

49 Gallery
Thalwill, Switzerland

1977

850th anniversary of the town of Graz, Austria

1974

Romanian Painting exhibition
Hofgeismar, Germany

1969-1970

26 Artists from Timisoara
Novi Sad and Belgrade, Yugoslavia

1964-1965

Annual Salon of Graphic Arts,
Bucharest, Romania

1959

National Biennial of Art
Bucharest, Romania

1957

Annual Fine Arts Salon
Timisoara, Romaina

WORKS IN ART COLLECTIONS

Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

Art Museum of Banat, Timisoara

Private collections in USA, Germany, France and Italy