Romanian artist Darius Hulea sculptures portraits of historical figures using industrial metal wires. With the use of industrial metal wires, Darius can bring his sketches of historical figures come alive in 3D. Without a doubt, his metal wire sculptures are impressive and unique.
Hulea realized his interest in arts and crafts at an early age. His grandmother was weaving traditional geometric fabrics while his grandfather was working with agricultural tools. This exposure to the crafts inspired him to combine arts and industrial materials.
In his words “I discovered during my second year of college that the great artists of modern history used the principle of drawing in space or drawing the space through different metallic structures. Some, like Picasso, used recycled materials or, like Calder or David Smith, industrial materials. That moment was the turning point of the sculptures that I am doing now. For me, this type of drawing is what we find in the sketches of the great artists of the Renaissance like Michelangelo and Da Vinci—serious and realistic compositions that anyone can understand.”
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