f every bough of a tree could
become a flute and play a melancholy Romanian folk song/poem, then every limb could play a
symphony. Inside of the wood, we come into a land where ideas have bodies, but not also faces,
they are warm like wood and are living beyond the death of the stuff."
orn in Valea Jiului on November
17, 1961, he spent his childhood and then followed the secondary school on the Euxin Pont
shore, in Techirghiol town. The idea to express in the visual art sphere/domain did not cross
his mind on the way of his life, but after his words, "it was from beginning inside his mind,
is first appearance was as part of
the Drawing Circle in Techirghiol, starting with modelling, drawing, photography and painting.
The sculpture represents a stage of the artist?s maturity.
fter graduation of the Economic
Secundary School, he follows the Art Popular School at Photography Section in Sibiu. He is the
author of a few collective and personal painting and wood carving exhibitions since 1984.
hat misses the wood carver
at/relating to his hands (he has only two fingers at both hands), superbounds beyond his
eyes. In front of the wood fibres there is only the song which lyrics are made to be listened
by the artist.
n the summer of 2002 he carved two
and two deacon's doors
which belonged to the wall/brick
church from Proieni, Calimanesti ? Caciulata, that had been built in the the XIVth Century, during
the Voivode Mircea the Old.
hen he was requested to achieve the
from the Monastery "The Saint Ioan Casian". The tourists are enchanted
by the miniatures of the little wood church "The Saint Maria" ? Techirghiol, made on the fresh board
and the pyrogravure which represents portraits of the saints.
he wood takes any form in his hands
and comes to life becoming "a feast of mind and heart at the same time
ost of Ion Culea's works was donated
or procured, existing in private collections.
f you would like to admire some of the
Ion Culea's works, we recommend you: