STEFAN RADU CRETU

stefan radu cretu

Butterfly 2016, metal, fiberglass, electric components, variable dimensions

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BIOGRAPHY
Stefan Radu Cretu (b.1983) studied at the Art and Design University in Cluj and graduated from the Ceramic-Glass-Metal department in 2006. 

In 2005 he received an Erasmus grant for one year at the Fine Art Academy, Wroclaw in Poland. In 2008 he achieved his master’s degree in sculpture at the National University of Arts in Bucharest.

In 2016 Cretu got his PhD in Visual Arts at the National University of Arts in Bucharest.

Stefan Cretu’s works emphasizes the obsession with progress, the fusion between nature and technology that seems to be more and more the final goal of humankind.

Technology is considered by him, one force that has in present times the greatest impact over people’s lives.

Even though the continuous progress proved to be deceiving, because it doesn’t always coincide with the real needs of the human individual.

Progress has created a complex human being, with more material needs, a human being which is more interested by the artificial and the fruitless.

A complicated man, always disgruntled, less secure of himself, less free. Nowadays people are renouncing at what is essential for becoming an artificial being.

The man is not anymore the creator of technology, but one that is dependent and controlled by it.

The evolution obsessed man makes many errors in his attempt to improve nature and sometimes these errors are carried away to the extreme.

The artist aspires to a return to nature, which reflects more a suggestion for simplicity in everyday life’s elements. We recognize Stefan Cretu’s artworks as bi – or tridimensional, with different volumes and abstract interpretations of different species from our world’s evolution.


WORKS IN ART COLLECTIONS
Beelden aan Zee Museum Harteveltstraat Scheveningen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, City of Boynton Beach, Florida USA
Private collections in USA, Canada and Germany


SYMPOSIA

Cetate Arts Danube – Artists in Residency, 2012 – 2018, Cetate Arts Danube Center, Cetate, Romania
International Kinetic Art Biennial 2017, Boynton Beach, Florida, USA
European Music and Art Festival 2011, Mazieres de Touraine, France
Ars et sequentia, Culture Festival 2011, Monchenholzhausen, Germany
Caravan of culture, Regionale 2010, Festival of Contemporary Art, Austria
Cisart, Symposium of Contemporary Art 2009, Cisnadie, Romania
Plastic Schmalkalden, International art symposium 2009, Schmalkalden, Germany
The Art of Culture, International Symposium of Contemporary Art 2007, Rusciori, Romania

 

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
The Origin of Boxes, UNAgaleria, Bucharest

2017
Possible Evolution, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest

2016
New Media Art, Stejarii Space, Bucharest

2015
S T O N E A G E of emotional technology / Epoca de piatră a tehnologiei emoționale
Calina Contemporary Art Space, Timișoara, Romania

2014
Sensus Propero
418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest

2013
Disambiguation
Palatele Brâncovenești Mogoșoaia, Bucharest, Romania

Oestridae Dominant, 1990 Project
Free Press Square, Bucharest

2012
Paratarrasius Hibridus
418 Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest

2009
Poarta in casa
Stadt und Kreisbibliothek Heinrich Heine, Schmalkalden, Germany

2007
Fermuar
Rusciori Park, Rusciori (Sibiu)

2006
Portile cuvantului
Fedes Hall (Irecson Institute), Bucharest

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2018
At Different Angles
MNAC, Bucharest – RO

Herbstausstellung
418GALLERY, Cetate – RO

2017
CNostru is Back
Nostru Group, Sibiu

Garden Party?
Nostru Group, Sibiu

4 Artists’ Room
418 GALLERY, Cetate

9 Years of Art – 9 Romanian Artists
418 GALLERY, Bucharest

2016
Escape
Nostru Group,Gong Theatre, Sibiu

Brancusi e al Nostru
Nostru Group, Sibiu,

Nostru Land
Nostru Group, Scena9, Bucharest

The Tomoato and the Basil
Nostru Group, Sibiu

Tell her good bye
Nostru Group, Sibiu

1990
Nostru Group, Holzstock Festival, Sibiu

Route 65
Nostru Group, Sibiu

Out of this limit
Nostru Group, Dacia Palace, Bucharest

Nostru Finish
Nostru Group, Weltkultur Café und Bar, Sibiu

Group Exhibition
Nostru Group, Sibiu

2015
Contemporary art Ruhr (C.A.R.)
Essen, Germany

2014
Cetate – Workshop at the Danube VII
418 Gallery, Bucharest

Transformation. Romanian Sculpture 25 Years After the Revolution
Museum Beelden aan Zee Harteveltstraat Scheveningen, Zuid-Holland, 

2013
(En)counterpoint, The Art of Living
Pop-up Art Gallery, Bucharest

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The Retrospective Exhibition Cetate – Workshops at the Danube 2008-2013
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2012
Cetate – Workshop at the Danube IV
418 Gallery, Bucharest

2011
Fur&Skin
Art Yourself Contemporary Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

2010
Lipsus
Raku 25 Gallery, Sangeorz Bai, Romania

2010
Destination moon, Piedica’n talpa group
The Council Tower, Sibiu, Romania

2009
Forma si dialog
Raku25 Gallery, Sangeorz Bai, Romania

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