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Licht & Schatten

Light and shadow are two very transparent poles, intangible, almost impossible to touch. That's why Daniel Bucur saw it as a challenge to create this effect from the non-transparent base material of wood.

Based on a serpentine, elongated piece of mulberry wood, the artist initially carved it into a block. Then, he made cuts on two sides at short intervals, giving it the appearance of a comb. With two additional vertical cuts, the artist subsequently created three columns that move apart towards the top. Due to the different surfaces in diametrical directions, the striking light is perceived as a strong contrast.

This sculpture is a play of light. Walk around the sculpture and view it from different angles and at various times of the day. You will discover new facets each time.

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Wandbild II

This wall art piece is full of surprises. At first glance, you see a wooden board with many small and even smaller holes. But here's the catch: If you photograph this artwork with a flash, something unexpected appears in the photo.

Three concentric lenses appear in the center of the image. But how are they created? The artist used different-sized drill bits for this. In the outer areas, the individual holes have a diameter of eight millimeters, gradually decreasing towards the center.

And there's another surprise in the picture: If you look very closely, you'll notice a section of the Milky Way running across the image. This effect was achieved by Daniel Bucur using varying angles for the individual drill holes. Light and shadow come together to form a whole.

Simple means produce a stunning effect, and Daniel Bucur's humor shines through in this piece.

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In Verbindung

At the center of this sculpture is the fragility of the connection. Solid yet delicate. The artist excels at uniting opposites.

In the middle of the elongated, solid wood block from an old lime tree, there is a window. As a contrast to the light wood, the outer contour has been stained dark. The intense color of the "exterior" directs the gaze inward to the essential. Two threads appear to intersect, but upon closer examination, they skillfully bypass each other at the tightest point, avoiding contact. This creates both tension and fragility. Because at low temperatures, the material shrinks, and the two threads almost touch. As the temperature rises, they move apart.

This process lasts forever; it is slow but constant and exudes a magical tranquility of opposites. It is worth taking a look at it every time you pass by.

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Roter Blitz

"The Red Lightning" tells an exciting story. Because once upon a time, there was an old poplar tree in front of the secondary school in Gols. One stormy night, lightning struck the tree in two.

The torn fibers protruded from the split tree like an open wound, and Daniel Bucur immediately recognized the potential of the tree destroyed by the forces of nature. He left the form as a monument to the primal power of a storm. The color red preserved the visual power of the lightning.

Placed on a pedestal, the sculpture then went on display at Mole West in Neusiedl am See. It was this deep red color that caused lightning to strike twice. This sculpture was the one that first drew the Hotel am Stephansplatz's attention to the artist Daniel Bucur. The sculpture made its way to Vienna and has been in the heart of the city, in the lobby of the Hotel am Stephansplatz, since 2005. Here, the Red Lightning glows in the mysterious atmosphere of the lounge with its backlighting, light accents, and reflections. Its rough form contrasts with the matte black glass and the soft leather surfaces of the room, and, due to its positioning under a former fire department shaft, it can now radiate its vertical energy all the way to the ceiling.

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