It is unbelievable how some objects possess unsuspected plastic qualities; or maybe I should say that there are certain people who are able to see those characteristics in the most insignificant object of daily use. Marcel Duchamp, one of the largest artists from the 20th Century, according to me, saw that potential in things like a bicycle tire, a bottle drier or even a urinal. Throwing off the practical context and placing them forcefully in an artistic context; creating this way one of the largest aesthetic and artistic ruptures of all times. A few years later Andy Warhol and other pop artists followed in his footsteps, bringing consumption articles for an artistic dominium.
When looking at the sculptures with forks by Dan Alexandru, a Young 26 year old Rumanian, we don´t see just any undeveloped artistic revolution but we must acknowledge the capacity of finding plastic potential in the simplest objects – and exploring them with imagination, skill and aesthetic sense. It´s not for everybody, truth must be told. When, in the Middle Ages, they ate with their hands, they didn´t know what they were missing... :)