The Romanian artist Darius Hulea uses industrial materials in a very unique way. He ‘sketches’ in three dimension and creates mind blowing portraits, using metal wires.
Hulea is very contemporary in his sculpting and execution. Yet his base lays in the classical principals of sketching and drawing. Only instead of stroking a paper he uses the wires to make a three dimensional creation. .
“I discovered during my second year of college that the great artists of modern history used the principle of drawing in space or drawing the space through different metallic structures”. “Some, like Picasso, used recycled materials or, like Calder or David Smith, industrial materials. That moment was the turning point of the sculptures that I am doing now. For me, this type of drawing is what we find in the sketches of the great artists of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Da Vinci—serious and realistic compositions that anyone can understand.”
Hulea feels the metal wire is a material with no limitations with which he can bring a part of the past to a new audience.
“I hope that people will understand that I do nothing but draw in a new way, in a durable material of the past,” Hulea shares. “I can then explore and research, as an artist, mythical, Renaissance, and modern thinking by finding three-dimensional examples that describe us now in a history of the past.”