Gradually going Tornado 1976 20,2 x 25,3 cm
Horizontal Rain 1975 25,3 x 20,2 cm
Horizontal Rain 1975 25,3 x 20,2 cm
Horizontal Rain 1975 22,9 x 15,5 cm
Horizontal Rain 1971 25,3 x 20,3 cm
Concept Paul Neagu 10 b. Concept Paul Neagu 1969 - 1971 60 x 70 cm
Umbra de argint 1971 tus negru si tuş corector alb pe hârtie milimetrică Canson 31 x 23 cm
Picior uman. 31 celule 1973 creion pe hârtie cerată 42,5 x 30,5 cm
Mâna artistului, creioane colorate pe carton argintiu 27,7 x 37,9 cm
Uimire 1986 cărbune și tuș diluat gri pe hârtie, 150 x 90,5 cm
Flying Horse serigrafie, 21/71, 1974 51 x 68,5 cm

Paul Neagu

There is no doubt that Paul Neagu’s art is in part this ever-renewed quest for the philosophical (but not spiritualistic) and practical (but not pragmatic) meanings of art and of its mechanisms for conveying signification.
In the art of Paul Neagu the move from the philosophical to the tegumentary level, from the pure geometry carefully calculated on the paper of his drawings to the corporeality and immediacy of his performances, from the material plane of steel and wood to that of myth and symbol in his images, is part of the very nature of a project that is exceptional in its stylistic and conceptual mobility and unity. Paul Neagu certainly understood how to cut across the major theoretical debates and visual solutions proposed by the art of the past several decades, worked out in terms of modernism versus postmodernism or abstract versus figurative, by simultaneously embracing and undermining them. This is precisely why we can say that there exists something dual in Paul Neagu’s art and destiny, along with an understanding of his own (re)configuration that also explains the regenerative character of his objects, for he managed to be equally Romanian and British, man of the world and interpreter, artist and savant, craftsman and philosopher.
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