Artist Statement VASILE DOHOTARU
Vasile Dohotaru was born on 10 April 1955 in the village of Curchi, Orhei. A graduate of the Ushinski Intitute's Arts School in Odessa, Dohotaru became member of the Moldovan Union of Plastic Artists in 1990, and six years later member of the Romanian counterpart institution. In 1997 he became member of the International Association of Plastic Arts UNESCO.
A masterful combination of a warm color palette, chromatic dynamism and geometric equilibrium is perhaps what makes Vasile Dohotaru's paintings so special.
Vasile Dohotaru says he has always enjoyed “manipulating” with colors and figures. Offering an insight into his style, he revealed that he works swiftly. “I work on my paintings very fast so as not to lose their freshness. If the work is fresh and quickly done, I hit the right note from the first strike, in excellent harmony, as I find the right plastic in the first half an hour”, says the artist, adding however that some of his works need more time to ripen.
The artist says he has never worked with dull colors; the bright colors have inspired him since childhood, which he spent in the woods. “As a child I fell in love with nature and the colors which I found in the Moldovan folklore. But the dull colors don't touch any cord in my soul, so I prefer not to use them”, says the painter, recalling however a commissioned work which he had to do in black and white, “still I couldn't help not to drop some yellow and green on it”.
Vasile Malanetchi, a critic, describes Vasile Dohotaru as an excellent maestro. “Through his originality, Vasile Dohotaru can catch everybody's eye. He communicates with people through colors, chromatic rhythm and dynamism, he has an extraordinary language”.
I always enjoyed “manipulating” with colors and figures. Offering an insight into my style, I work swiftly. I work on my paintings very fast so as not to lose their freshness. If the work is fresh and quickly done, I hit the right note from the first strike, in excellent harmony, as I find the right plastic in the first half an hour.
Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions VASILE DOHOTARU
Solo and Group Shows
1981 - Artists Union Gallery, Odessa
1987 - St. Petersburg, Russia
1990 - Galeria Victoria, Iaşi, Romania
1992 - Artists Union Gallery, Botosani, Romania
1993 - Art Museum and Ethnography, Piatra Neamt, Romania
1994 - Art Museum and Ethnography, Bacau, Romania
1994 - Municipal Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
1995 - Museum of Art and Ethnography, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1995 - Art Museum and Ethnography, Bistrita, Romania
1995 - Art Museum and Ethnography, Baia-Mare UAP, Romania
1995 - Gallery Home Art, Bucharest, Romania
1996 - Artists Union Gallery, Arad, Romania
1996 - Artists Union Gallery, Satu Mare, Romania
1997-1999 - French Alliance, Chisinau
1992-2000 - National Opera, Chisinau
1998 - Artists Union Gallery, Chisinau
2000, 2001 - Satiricus, Chisinau
1993 2003 - Expo Centre Constantin Brancusi, Chisinau
2008 - Expo Centre Constantin Brancusi, Chisinau
2008 - AGPI, Chisinau
2008 - Sinaia, Romania
2008 - Stuttgart, Germany
2009 - Museum of the City Truscoveţ, Ukraine
2009 - OSCE in Moldova, Chisinau
2009 - Embassy of the USA in Moldova
2009 - Athens, Greece
2010 - National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Chisinau