Ion Iancuț’s Light Seekers

Earlier this month I saw Ion Iancuț’s personal exhibition Light Seekers (sculpture and pastels) at Senso Gallery here in Bucharest.

Most of the works were quite memorable, as I expected. Here are some of them.

Bronze sculpture by Ion Iancut, titled Light Seekers (2017), at Senso Gallery in Bucharest

Light Seekers, 2017
Bronze
44 x 77 x 6.5 cm (17.32 x 30.31 x 2.55 in)

Look how these Light Seekers seem to rest on their walking sticks, as if they had found something like Archimedes’s fulcrum (“Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world”).

Alternatively, I see them pointing down from the sky with sticks like diving rods—rods which point us to the light hidden in our earthly lives, under our worries, disbelief, and general lack of interest in higher forms of existence we could embrace . . . if we only paid attention to the many fulcrums in our paths which could help rise us aloft.

Bronze sculpture by Ion Iancut, titled Accordion (2017), at Senso Gallery in Bucharest

Accordion, 2017
Bronze
17.5 x 47 x 42 cm (6.88 x 18.50 x 16.53 in)

Ion Iancut, The Archers (2017)

The Archers, 2017
Bronze
78.5 x 35 x 49 cm (30.90 x 13.77 x 19.29 in)

Ion Iancut, Tired Angel (2017), personal exhibition at Senso Gallery in Bucharest, June 2018

Tired Angel, 2017
Bronze
43 x 32 x 10 cm (16.92 x 12.59 x 3.93 in)

Ion Iancut, Star Seeker, personal exhibition, Senso Gallery, Bucharest, June 2018

Star Seeker [n.d.]
Pastel on colored cardboard
70 x 50 cm (27.55 x 19.68 in)

Ion Iancuț was born in Răducăneni, Iași county. He graduated from the Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest in 1974.

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2 thoughts on “Ion Iancuț’s Light Seekers

  1. Mira, Very welcome images and information on a still-living Romanian artist. The works and your observations help to understand each medium. Is the seven-pointed star of special significance in the artist’s life or in Romanian culture?

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