"All art is concerned with coming
into being... for art is concerned neither with things
that are, or come into being by necessity, nor with things
that do so in accordance with nature."
Original Artwork & Sculptures
Romania, George Dragomir Turia earned his Honors Master of Fine
Arts Degree from the University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania.
Turia's early passion for the anthropomorphic and his continuous
efforts to express the subtle relationship between material and
spiritual through art was concretized, during and after his
university studies, in unique cycles of sculptural ceramic works
that soon became his very own, distinctive mark.
uniqueness of his shapes and his problematic and themes
determined local and international art collectors to take
growing interest in his works. After years of intensive focus on
sculpture, the artist started transposing the same problematic
on canvas, masonite and wood, and felt challenged to express
sculptural volumes and ceramic materiality with other art media.
While featuring the same vision of the dual nature of the human
being, his paintings retain the incredibly sensual textures of
the sculptural surface.
warm tones define the characters and their stories visually and
enhance their palpable, earthy materiality. In Turia's works,
the continuous dynamics of the inner self determines the
spiritual evolution of the human being. His characters have lost
their exterior identification marks, as the subtle, invisible
world of inner experiences has become prevalent. The human shape
is refined and reduced to its basic characteristics, it has
become the framework, the space of manifestation of the self.
Diverse experiences, from the struggle to preserve the inner
child to integrating and mastering the major experiences of
every age - love, harmony and deep understanding, misfits and
misunderstandings, troubles and traumas - become central in
Turia's works, organize the memory discourse, define the self
and eventually construct identity. The characters interfere with
one another in unexpected ways, they become one, develop intense
relationships, complement and sometimes hurt each other. This
dynamics often imposes need for a coherent visual narrative,
reflected in works developed on two or three compositional
registers or in two or three works adjoined in a horizontal or
currently lives and works in Toronto.
transforming spaces :::
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