Prezentare Demers Artistic
A discrete character, proving great aptitudes for communication, as well as a remarkable capacity for professional and personal development, Valentin Itu perfectly illustrates the typology of the introvert and resolute intellectual who has become so uncommon nowadays, unfortunately.
Valentin Itu does this based on the belief that the intellectual exercise is the main way of surviving in an ever more unsteady world, whose hierarchies seem to have lost logic.
Valentin Itu consumes- and then produces- high culture with the instruments of the intellectual who feels justly entitled to put science and arts, rationality and the ineffable into a symbiotic relation.
Painting bears for Valentin Itu the significance of exercising an intellectual right. At stake here is neither the right of repress, nor the cathartic right, and even less does such right contain the duplication of an overdilated ego. This exercise simply means taking over the visual metaphor used as a vehicle for knowledge transfer, which is even more complex and relevant…
Tiberiu Alexa – critic and art historian