In Between Two Worlds (2021)
Unfired clay: two pieces
27cm x 18cm x 23cm each piece
Adrian is a figurative-abstract sculptor with conceptual tendencies in which he is employing his traditional skills. He believes the alphabet in art is as significant as in any language to communicate. Therefore, skills, for him, represent an asset to produce his ideas.
What other artists and artworks inspire you?
Throughout my artistic career, many artists inspired me, both from art history and the contemporary milieu. I acquired the hardwork ethic from Michelangelo, I learned to be patient from Rodin, and I gained wisdom from Brancusi. The love for art was instilled and fed by the art teachers I knew during my schooling period in Romania. Corneliu Ratcu, Simona Tanasescu, and Aurel Cucu gave significant contributions to my artistic career, for which I am indebted.
What do you love about teaching?
Teaching to me is more than a job. It represents a continuum of learning, improving, and discovering. With each class I teach, I adapt my teaching methods depending on the students' needs. Students, to me, are like clay: good modeling material, and challenging, as no student is the same.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
Be yourself, open to learning new things, and more importantly, be ready for failure. It is part of learning.