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portrait_vieru_16Doina Vieru was born in Chisinau, Moldova in 1978 and has been living in Ecuador since 2001.

Exhibited regularly in Ecuador, Mexico, France, Romania and Moldova.

Artist note

The subtle colour of these black iron sculptures is related to a material, a time and a place. The construction of these works took place in the heart of the Amazonian jungle whose lush immensity is appropriately called "the green hell" and whose ambient explosion of colours has resulted in the creation of a work of scrap metal, shaped by the heat of the welding iron. The contrast between light and green is not inappropriate: Goethe himself describes how, when the eye turns away from the sight of incandescent iron in a forge, there persists a green image.

 The apparent black colour of the iron is no more than an illusion of the visible. The haptic quality of the sculpture, its three-dimensionality and texture play a role in this game of shadow and light and create nuances. The black colour that I call my own is not an absolute black: it displays all the nuances of the time spent shaping the iron, traces of oxidation, stains of unknown origin and the silver of the weld bead.

 

Selection of solo exhibitions

  • 2016 “pas/pas/passionnément (vice vibratoire autonome)”, CCE, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 2015 “Op. 35”, Galeria Atuczara, Quito, Ecuador
  • 2015 “Melanomania”, Alliance Française, Quito, Ecuador
  • 2012 “EU“, Centre Culturel Métropolitain, Quito, Ecuador
  • 2007 “Art en couple”, CCE, Quito, Ecuador
  • 2000 Point Culture International, Paris
  • 1999 Theater “E. Ionesco”, Chisinau, Moldova
  • 1998 Alliance Française, Chisinau, Moldova

 

Collective exhibitions

Participation in collective exhibitions in Ecuador, Mexico, France, Moldova since 1995

 

Prizes

  • 2012 Prize « Guyasamin », Town hall of  Quito, Ecuador
  • 2012 Honorable mention, Sculpture Biennial, San Antonio de Ibarra, Ecuador

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