A landscape from Piatra-Neamt. An oil on canvas painting.
Literature: Emil Nicolae, "Dumitru D. Bostan-The place and the Journey", Piatra-Neamt, 2014, p. 47, illustrated. An art book with 105 illustrations of the original artworks.
"The theme dominates the landscape, which is the constant concern of the artist in recent years. We can say that, step by step (even if we take into account his travels), he has built an imagistic universe that balances between land and water, between "up" and "down," between the "full glory" and "Full empty" (not necessarily between "empty" and "full"!). We already have two axes of this universe, consolidated in previous exhibitions, which are based on three main coordinates: Piatra-Neamt, Biarritz and Venice. Now Dumitru D. Bostan adds a third axis and a fourth coordinate: Piatra-Neamţ-Balcic (where he spoke and worked in June last).
It is remarkable that Piatra-Neamţ remains a constant in this artistic prelude / investigation, a sort of counterweight that has to balance and guide the dynamics of the plastic vision and which could, for example, be reflected (as in a Ideal panopticum) in the "mirrors" of exotic images, if the painter gathers together all of the "notation" of the book. Here is a way to look at Dumitru D. Bostan's exhibition, in which not only the local matrix of "figuration" matters, but the filtering of the atmosphere, of the feeling, of the existential spring, as well as the exercise / technique of fixing them in the chromatic and the construction of paintings".
“Realitatea”, Monday, June 19, 2010
oil colors, linseed oil