Dumitru Gorzo

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October 10, 2014 to November 04, 2014

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Slag Gallery is pleased to present “NO TITLE”, featuring Dumitru Gorzo’s latest body of work.

Multifaceted. Diverse. Schizo. All these can be used to describe the work of Romanian artist Gorzo. In “NO TITLE” he continues to impress with the range and variety of his artistic output, offering a selection of new works created over the past year during his time in Brooklyn and Upstate New York.

At home working with almost any material—past projects have included everything from hand-carved fir panels to horse manure—these latest pieces recast traditional media in dramatic explorations of form and volume.

While imbued with hints of Modernism—Duchamp-Villon, Noguchi, Boccioni, and more come to mind—the forms in Gorzo’s work take on a unique impositional quality that transcends ideas of historical influences.

In short, Gorzo is an artist who defies oversimplification, who scoffs at grandiose notions of a priori truths and instead focuses on art as an active engagement with ideas—both from the perspective of the creator and the viewer.

Gorzo received a degree from the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest. He had solo shows in museums such as MNAC, Bucharest; NJ MoCA, New Jersey; Brukental Art Museum, Sibiu; as well as in art galleries and non for profit art institutions across US and Europe. Gorzo has participated in numerous group exhibitions at prestigious art venues such as Istanbul Biennial; Marina Abramovici Institute, San Francisco; Kunsthalle Budapest (Mucsarnok); MODEM Modern and Contemporary Art Center, Debrecen; MKM Museum Kuppersmühle, Duisburg ; Kultur Fabrik, Luxembourg; Boulder Museum of