Mircea Lacatus: Sculpture, Water Tower 2
Mircea Lacatus is a sculptor who carves timeless figures out of stone. A native of Romania, Mircea graduated from the National University of Art in Bucharest, then went on to earn his graduate degree at the academy of art in Vienna. In Bucharest he received a strong foundation in classical art, and in Austria Mircea was educated in Modernist ideas and techniques.
His work fuses these two influences in his sculptures, using classical archetypes that evoke ancient art in a distinct contemporary voice. Mircea creates his art using the same tools sculptors have used for centuries- a hammer and chisel. Carefully chipping away at massive rocks, Mircea discovers the beautiful figures hidden in stone.