Sandu Darie

Beloosesky Gallery is interested in purchasing original paintings by Sandu Darie. 

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Sandu Darie (also referred to as Sandú Darié Laver) was Born in 1908 in Romania and is known for Neo-Constructivism and Kinetic Art.

 

Sandu Darie grew up in France and was trained initially as a lawyer, and moved to Havana in 1941, taking Cuban nationality. An abstract painter since 1946, he belonged to the South American Neo-Constructivist movement. In his compositions the triangle predominated in combination with vertical and horizontal lines. He also used interchangeable mobile panels. He had contacts with the Romanian avant-garde (in particular, the poet Stephan Roll and his wife, the painter Medi W. Dinu) and eventually took up painting. After his time in Paris, in 1941 he settled in Havana, where he would also die. In 1946, he joins the Latin-American geometric abstract art group Madí. Later he was a member of the Diez Pintores Concretos group.

 

His works evince the basic tenets of Concrete art, a combination of planes, primary colors and form fused with geometric rigor stimulated by Piet Mondrian's Neoplasticism. His most innovative works include irregular-shaped canvases and structures with moving parts, connoting the principles of the Latin American MADÍ movement that wished to break from traditional painting and focus on the concrete and physical reality of art. Daríe was constantly preoccupied with space, light and color as well as with viewer participation in the motion, perspective and movement of his works.

 

Sandu Darie died September 2nd, 1991 in Havana, Cuba.

 

 

TIMELINE

 

1926‑1939 Cartoonist in periodicals.

1949-Founding Member. Asociación de Caricaturistas de Cuba.

1950‑1957 Co‑Editor. Noticias de Arte, Havana, CUBA.

1958-1961 Member. Group “Diez Pintores Concretos, “ Havana, CUBA.

1961 Founding Member. Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC).

Art Advisor. Grupo Experimental de Danza de La Habana, CUBA.

1963‑1969 Documentary Filmmaker. Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográfica (ICAIC), Havana, CUBA.

1971 Director of Light and Set Design. Ballet “Dinamia, “ Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Sports Center, Havana, CUBA.

1975 Environmental Designer. Cuban Pavilion. International Oceanographic Exhibition, Motoba, Okinawa, JAPAN.

1982 Juror. Salón Paisaje’82, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1986 Juror. Concurso “13 de Marzo, “ Galería L, Havana, CUBA.

1988 Juror. 3er. Salón de Premiados, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

1949

Sandú Darié. Composiciones 1949 [September 14‑25]. Lyceum, Havana, CUBA.

Sandú Darié [October 24‑November 5]. Carlebach Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1950

Estructuras pictóricas 1950. Sandú Darié [October 9‑20]. Lyceum, Havana, CUBA.

1955

Exposición de Sandú Darié y Martínez Pedro [April 25‑May 1]. Escuela de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, CUBA.

1956

Estructuras transformables. Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad de La Habana, Havana, CUBA.

1957

Multivisión espacial. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1966

Pintura cinética de Sandú Darié. Cosmorama. Electro‑pintura en movimiento [August]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1971

Sandú Darié. Selección de 12 de sus obras desde 1944. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1974

Poema‑espectáculo “Rumbos” (multimedia project) [April 9-?]. Casa de las Américas, Havana, CUBA.

1978

Espectáculos audiovisuales con “Poemas espaciales al aire libre.” Santiago de Cuba/Havana, CUBA.

1983

Sandú y los niños [July 20‑?]. House of Cuban-Soviet Friendship, Havana, CUBA.

Multivisiones espaciales 83 [November 25‑?]. Galería Espacio Abierto, Revista Revolución y Cultura, Havana, CUBA.

1984

Espectáculo de arte cinético “Imágenes en movimiento con ritmos batá” (parallel to the 1st. Havana Biennial) [May]. Pabellón Cuba, Havana, CUBA.

1987

Exposición personal Sandú Darié [July 16-?]. Centro Provincial de Artes Plásticas y Diseño, Havana, CUBA.

1988

Sandú Darié. Exposición antológica 1945‑1988 [December]. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

 

 

AWARDS

 

1956

Honorable Mention. VIII Salón Nacional de Pintura y Escultura. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

1975

Honorable Member. Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague, HOLLAND.

1981

Order “Por la Cultura Nacional.” State Council, Republic of CUBA.

1983

Alejo Carpentier Medal, State Council, Republic of CUBA.

 

 

COLLECTIONS

Casa de las Américas, Havana, CUBA.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CUBA.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.