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Fragmented Wire Sculptures Capture the Complexity of Man’s Inner Psyche

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Romanian sculptor Darius Hulea molds metal wire to create incredible artwork reflecting on the inner and outer psyche of man. Drawing portraits out of metal, his subjects are fragmented, as though a sketch left incomplete.

Interestingly, a large collection of his contemporary portraits depict historic philosophers, writers, artists, and musicians from his homeland. Turning the classic heroism of the portrait bust on its ear, the young sculptor creates a contemporary immortalization of each figure.

Art critic and curator Oliv Mircea describes his work as “never lacking vigor and veracity” and containing “a certain and well-known elegance that resides in expression and style that is the result of the sculptor’s observational force and artistic analysis.” Indeed, each figure has a timeless and contemplative expression, with Hulea’s ability to portray the wisdom behind their eyes a marvelous feat.

Many of Darius Hulea’s wire sculptures are portraits of well-known Romanian artists, philosophers, and writers.

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Lucian Blaga, Romanian philosopher and writer.

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Constantin Brâncuși, Romanian sculptor.

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Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher and essayist.

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Maria Tanase, Romanian singer and actress.

His work is a modern reinterpretation of the classic portrait bust.

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All images via Darius Hulea.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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