Cristian Răduță lives and works in Bucharest. His artistic practice includes sculptures, objects and installations that start from hypothetical, sometimes absurd situations and characters which are humorously employed. Among others, he is interested in the relationships and tensions that form among the various industrial and bricolage materials he uses.
Cristian Raduta is one of the most important Romanian sculptors of his generation. His studio, located in an abandoned industrial area on the outskirts of Bucharest, is adjacent to a sculpture foundry that took orders for large-scale state leaders' statues during the socialist era. The factory, now maintained by a few old workers, is full of industrial waste and garbage to be recycled. Raduta’s sculptural practice is symbiotic with his environment and working conditions. The artist unexpectedly transforms temporary and discarded materials, cuts, assembles, reshapes, and finally re-casts in aluminum and spray paint them. These sculptural pieces further assemble into a theatrical scene in their final presentation. Raduta’s art practice is a spatially interactive installation that integrates figurative sculpture, theater, and urban graffiti culture. Cristian Raduta received rigorous academic training in sculpture in Bucharest. His outstanding figurative skill, applied with an innate sense of humor and mise-en-scene, allows the artist to render vivid theatrical scene with still forms. Raduta’s art practice begins with a fictional idea, adopts found materials, and often renders absurd situations and characters while exhibiting a solemn and heroic devotion.
His works have been shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, UCCA Lab Beijing, Museum of Sculpture, Krolikarnia Palace, Warsaw, The National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Salonul de Proiecte Bucharest (duo with Dan Perjovschi), among others.