SCULPTURES & CRITICS

Rego Curten is in a true sense a modern sculptor.
...He fully utilises 20th century materials to expand his ideas and concepts of sculpture. He uses painted steel to construct his works are constructed in a similar manner and are in many private and corporate collections. Although finished and entire works in their own right it is easv to see them as m
aquettes for larger scale works.
In all his works, Rego Curten shows his skill and imagination as a sculptor, an architect and a mathematician.

Hossein Mussavi
President Mussavi Art Center
New York, March 1988




"Cosmic Lighthouse IV"
Steel and bronze
224 X 112 X 112 cms

"Comet Caged in its Own Tail"
Steel and bronze
227 X 168 X 121 cms

"...And the Universe will be yours"
Steel
212 X 140 X 130 cms

"Cosmic Beacon Fixer"
Steel and bronze
272 X 160 X 140 cms

"Cosmic Lighthouse III"
Steel
180 X 90 X 90 cms

Ecologic II "
Steel and bronze
230 X 130 X 130 cms


..."We are the sensitive summary of the society we live in "Curten reflects on his condition as an artist. The spatial, arquitectural order expressed by his works calls for a new analysis. His straight and curved lines are symmetrically harmonized on the outline of his planes. They occupy space through a proportional and mathematical distribution suggesting mass and movement. One can even talk of the formal purity conceiving such forms as Euclidean proposals within space. However such statement would not be a fair estimation of their genesis. The true aesthetics dimension of these works will have to be found in his monumental and urban intention -models of an urban future- implied in the aesthetic reality of an ideal habitat. Thus, the sculptures of Rego Curten establish and ideological not only formal link with reality. In summary the work of this artist is this remarkable relation between the idea (representation of movement, and grasping of time within space) and matter (iron). The fusion of idea and matter transgresses the enviroment, transforming and sensitizing it, disturbing both emotion and intellect.*

Rodolfo Bretones
Critic of Art
Buenos Aires, February 1988

*(from the book "40 Escultores Argentinos" Ediciones Actualidad en el Arte)




"Solitude"
Steel and marble
60 X 40 X 50 cms

"From Across, the sea,
the love and the dreams"
Steel and marble
70 X 40 X 50 cms

"Memories"
Steel and marble
110 X 40 X 70 cms

"Passion"
Steel and marble
70 X 40 X 60 cms

"Meditation"
Steel and marble
100 X 40 X 60 cms

 

"Ecologic"
Steel and marble
70 X 40 X 60 cms

"Cosmic lighthouse "
Steel and marble
100 X 40 X 60 cms

 


...REGO CURTEN not bet on avant-guard or transavant-guard trends or fashion, with their seductive easiness, in which the indiscriminate joining of objets without a previous process of analysis, leads into a new snob picturesquism, irresponsible and perishable. The work of creation of this artist, on the contrary, is founded on the hard understanding of matter, on the necessity of getting all its substance and possibilities, both surrendering himself to matter and fighting against her as well, but always avoiding its destruction and, in this way, magnifying its quality and beauty. We are in the presence of a creator of high aesthetic and ideological values. And I would like to emphasize the fundamental contributionthat ideology transmits to art. It is not a question of plitical, social or religious position, through they may influence the work in a tangential way, but of the indispensable necessity that creation has to be inserted in and to communicate, as this is the case, a humanist philosophy saving man and his project for life through the enhancement of his environment.

Salvador Linares
Critic of Art
Buenos Aires, March 1985

 

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