Valentin Soare is an acclaimed sculptor known for his groundbreaking use of everyday items. Over the years he has found various techniques in how to manipulate a lot of materials to make original masterpieces.in his works you can meet simple shapes that can create different feelings in you.
How did you realize you want to do sculpture?
During Faculty I realized that I want to continue this way, and since then I participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, intervention in public space I name the latter :
“Temporal Perceptions” Royal Court – Bucharest 2013; ” The Finger of God ” Temporary Project in Public Space (original) who was on display for two years in the Garden of Bastille Bookshop Bucharest 2013-2015, “Déjà Vu” ART HUB Bucharest solo exhibition in 2013; “The Hanging Garden” at the Romanian Peasant`s Museum 2013; “The Finger of God” (copy) on the balcony of the Bucharest Faculty of History in the NAG # 8 in 2014 Intervention in Public Space ; “Inner Fire an Matter of Limits” during Bucharest Art Week 2014; “Borders and Disorders” Venice Art Week in 2015,and, not least, the debut in the Public Space in the
Project 1990 “The Star has a name” Free Press Square in Bucharest curator Ioana Ciocan 2013.
Due to this evolution I consider myself one of the young emerging contemporary artists.
I graduated the Faculty of Fine Arts, the Sculpture Department of the National University of Arts Bucharest, followed by a Master`s Degree in Sculpture in 2010 at the same University.
What inspires you?
I am kind of a curious explorer and I am always looking for new question and answers. I feel equally attracted to nature and geometric forms. I dare to challenge the viewer by the freedom of the shapes born in the artistic process. The purpose the ongoing transformation of the world created to avoid limiting, seeking a perfect harmony between shape and concept.
Which project kept your interest mostly ?
The most important project for me is Intervention in Public Space “The finger of God” on the balcony of the Bucharest Faculty of History in the NAG # 8 2014. During this project I watched the interaction of the audience who was invited to participate to an open call towards a fertile imagination.
What haven`t you tried and you would want to try in the future?
Sculptor by construction, I have a sensitivity for stone and wood, but I don`t bypass other less noble material, I like to experiment, to head down a road of mine to identify with.
What is your target audience?
First, I think you need to be honest with the items you make and after that, the public appears.
How do you see yourself in five years?
In five years? I see myself in a constant search for the aesthetic ideal. So, I alternate the dream`s transfer, I fluctuate between monumental and miniature, I try to give free rein to my imagination and to the artistic creation rate.
What advice will you give to those that want to do sculpture?
To follow their dream only if they really want that!