The Generative Art Group is perhaps Neagu’s most conceptual project. The concept Generative Art can be found repeatedly in his notes and drawings; with the founding of the artist group, however, this takes on a framework that is clear in terms of organization and material. The group of five members includes three painters, a designer and a writer; only Neagu is real. The other four members are his inventions, and the works attributed to them come from his hand. Beside the real works, it is especially the catalogue published in 1974 that is highly important. It documents the existence and the activities of the group as of 1972 and in a manifesto-like text formulates Neagu’s holistic world view. This is why the number of members is the same as the number of human senses. In this way, it is a model of a holistic existence, and art and its works seek to illustrate this. (excerpt from “Paul Neagu and His Elective Affines” essay by Friedemann Malsch, published in “Paul Neagu – The Monograph“).
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