Ioan Nemtoi – Signs – National Museum of Romanian Literature

Ioan Nemtoi - Signs - National Museum of Romanian Literature

Ioan Nemțoi is famous for the original chromatics of his glass sculptures, for his courage and ambition to model monumental structures and forms from incandescent glass, forms closer to sculpture than to blown glass.

Some of his major exhibitions are:

  1. My Extravaganza (installation and sound and light effect), Gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf,  Bargehouse, London;
  2. Nemțoi at McLaren, at the McLaren headquarters, designed by renowned architect Norman Foster;
  3. Who’s Afraid of Glass?, at the Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa, Italy;
  4. NEMȚOI, from the Museu Nacional dos Coches, Lisbon.

“I am in love with glass, this utterly fascinating substance that oscillates between fragility and resistance over time, between liquid and solid state. Starting with its versatility, the matter itself can be a pretext for endless debates. As an artist, I use it to express myself.”

Ioan Nemtoi

“Ioan Nemțoi’s marks in glass, fluid and organic, fragments of a writing outside of time, incorporate our entire history, from the naive state of silicon in the primordial Cosmos to postmodern cultural perception. These plastic notes are part of a vast allocution in which both Creation, seen on a macro scale, and the creative, concrete gesture of the artist are included.”

Dalina Bădescu – curator SEMNE exposition

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