Kitră is Nicolae-Aurel Duță, the Romanian artist with a formal training and out-of-the-ordinary interests is an alumnus of the Bucharest National University of Arts. His research set him on a course that had remained largely uncharted by local artists, a creator of characters equipped with distinct traits and features, which can exist as two-dimensional representations as well as 3D objects. His characters wound up in the most interesting places and inhabited a variety of settings, such as the wall on Pictor Arthur Verona Street, painted during Street Delivery 2014, or pages 66-67 and 297 of the renowned Pictoplasma – Character Portraits [Berlin, October 2014] encyclopedia, alongside character designers worldwide. Kitră draws and experiments incessantly, which led him and fellow artist Titi Ciocan to create the first Romanian art toy, in 2010, Sando by Eldercut™, a 21 cm character which could be customized and collected. Now he lets his characters develop freely and they crop up on paper, wood or take fantastic shapes out of resin.
Kabinet is his studio, a shop and an alternative gallery, the venue which hosted Holy Fair in December 2014. If you want to enter Kitră’s universe, open your eyes wide when strolling in Bucharest, schedule a visit at Kabinet or follow feeder to stay updated on his exhibitions and projects.
Keywords: character design, urban toys, Kabinet, mural, line art, object
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