EXHIBITION

Ion Zupcu, Cardinal
Cardinal
Ion Zupcu, Cloud
Cloud
Ion Zupcu, Crown
Crown
Ion Zupcu, Untitled Turtle
Untitled Tuttle
Ion Zupcu, New York, New York
New York, New York
Ion Zupcu, Female Torso
Female Torso
Ion Zupcu, In The Event That
In The Event That
Ion Zupcu, Monsieur Jacques
Monsieur Jacques
Ion Zupcu, Cranium
Cranium
Ion Zupcu, Lisa
Lisa
Ion Zupcu, Portrait of Lady Cindy
Portrait of Lady Cindy
Ion Zupcu, Silver Diamond
Silver Diamond
Ion Zupcu, Winged Victory
Winged Victory
Ion Zupcu, Throne
Throne
Ion Zupcu, Venus
Venus
Ion Zupcu, Torso
Torso
Ion Zupcu, Two
Two

January 24 – March 9, 2019

Online exhibition at Artsy.net

ClampArt is pleased to announce “Ion Zupcu | Sculptures,” an Artsy online exclusive exhibition.

For his newest series, artist Ion Zupcu follows previous bodies of work in which he photographed sheets of paper and painted wooden cubes. For “Sculptures,” Zupcu continues to employ the simplest of means, and here he manipulates paper sheets and colored backdrops to create small sculptural scenes that he shoots in natural studio light. However, the results are far from obvious.

With this body of work, Zupcu represents art images distilled to their most basic forms and shapes. Some of the “sculptures” are inspired by memories of real artworks, while others are completely imagined. The resulting photographs are spare and precise, though the creative process is not so straightforward. Responding to what he sees, hears, reads, and enjoys, the artist utilizes sketches to inform the entire process from the initial impression to the final print. Zupcu works with his hands both in front of and behind the camera, but ultimately feels “that the final image is fundamentally still life photography.”

Many of these new pieces take on a whimsical tone with the use of vivid color and titles that clue the viewer in to some of his inspirations. One work, simply titled “Cloud,” shows a rounded pink shape against a blue backdrop. Another nods to classical sculpture with an abstracted representation of the female form, titled after the mythological goddess Venus.

Since his first solo exhibition in 2000, Zupcu’s photographs have become part of numerous private collections throughout the world, and his work is represented in such prestigious public collections as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan; and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; among others.

Work by Ion Zupcu