Transylvanian herbs and flowers- signed Ștefan Câlția
The collection reunites a hundred and fifty porcelain pieces decorated with the graphic from the series of engravings "Flowers for the King"- a micro universe of plant motives thoroughly and delicately contoured, inspired by the flora from Șona, the village where the artist grew up, located in the south of Transylvania. It is about a serie of limited objects made of porcelain.
Ștefan Câlția left it to the Wagner Atelier to recompose its graphic and to place his drawings in a different configuration depending on the three-dimensional particularities of the porcelain. Thus, the unmistakable symbols of Câlția`s graphic gather new valences and the works of the famous artist become more accessible to the public.
This is the second time the maestro Ștefan Câlția meets with the fragile material that is porcelain. The first occurred in 2010 resulting in the exposition "Cups with plants from the hill" in partnership with Wagner Arte. In the year 2013, Ștefan Câlția and Ana Wagner launched an extraordinary collection of drawings and hand painted porcelain called "The garden between waters" inaugurated at the Wagner Arte atelier.
It is not usual for big names of Romanian painting to approach different territories other than the traditional ones- to explore, in this case, porcelain, millimeter by millimeter. Câlția does so with boldly, wisely and with openness to new horizons. The maestro’s approach offers new perspectives to his well defined while enriching the art of porcelain in Romania and instituting a custom that can be followed by other big names.
The Wagner Atelier of creation proposed to invite important artists to realize collections of hand painted porcelain objects. The idea was born seeing as the large European manufacturers of porcelain proceed by periodically inviting known artists to create novelty collections. The guest artist thus explores new territories for its creation, while the porcelain universe expands with the imprint of a great creator.