THE EARTH' SECTRETS
in memoriam George Tiutin
September 29- October 25, 2014
George Tiutin (1935–2013) graduated the "Nicolae Grigorescu" Institute of Fine Arts, Dept. of Decorative Arts, Bucharest, in 1963, where he was tutored by the remarkable sculptors Mac Constantinescu and Zoe Băicoianu. Between 1968 and 2009 he carried out, alone or together with other artists, a consistent mural and decorative-art oeuvre in the touristic or residential ensembles from Olimp, Neptun, Sinaia, Bucharest and Snagov. A part of these achievements are reproduced in the album. Remarkable for the amplitude of his artistic exploits were the exhibitions opened, in 1971, in Bucharest and Linköping (Sweden), in 1981, in Bucharest and Malmö (Sweden), and, in 2012, in the Brancovan Palace at Mogoşoaia (Romania), where he displayed the ceramic installation entitled “Earth and Cosmos”. The artist interrogates the primordial through materiality and memory’s symbolic register through the plain shape, a shape deprived of accidents, alive due to its volume and texture, but also to the multiple interventions operated on its surface. His works suggest symbols through sacred-architecture-like ensembles or through agglomerations of ellipses suggesting developing cosmogonies – a “wide-span image & comprehension effort”, the way Florin Ciubotaru, his friend, has rightly stated. Beside the above-mentioned solo presences, George Tiutin participated in a lot of Salons of Decorative Art, as well as in numberless exhibitions of Romanian ceramic art opened in European countries.
Doina Mândru, Critic
The Brâncoveanu Palace Cultural Center and the Galateea Gallery announce the launching of the album De la materie la sens / From Matter to Meaning, dedicated to George Tiutin’s oeuvre. The volume, whose exceptional graphic design is signed by Claudia Tache, was issued by the Brancoveanu Palace Publishing House.Hosted by the Galateea Gallery on Monday, September 29, at 7 p.m., the event was simultaneous with the varnishing of the exhibition “The Earth' Secrets”, which shows some of the emblematic works the comemorated artist achieved over the period 1981–2009. The album and the exhibition, organized by artist’s family, will be presented by art critic Doina Mândru, the curator of the exhibition.
a movie coutesy of SENSO TV / the Catena for the Arts Program, Directed by Ema Nicola