Paul Neagu was emplyed by the railroad in the 1950s and worked as electrician, craftsman and cartographer. He attended evening courses for technical drawing and for admission to the university. From 1960 to 1965 he then studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bucharest.
At the end of the 1960s, he produced a large group of palpable objects, and focused on the tradition of rituals and performances.
After an exhibition in Hamburg's 'Bauzentrum' in 1968, he was invited by the Demarco Gallery in Edinburgh. At that time he designed the 'Palpable Art Manifesto' and developed the idea of the 'Anthropo-Cosmos' with the construction of the human body from geometric cells.
In 1970 he emigrated from Romania to London via France and Paris.
He has been teaching at the Royal College of Art since 1976. He was an influential teacher and his students included Anthony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Langlands & Bell and Rachel Whiteread.
After he was deprived of Romanian citizenship in the 1970s, he is now one of the most important artists of Romanian origin.
In 2015, the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds dedicated a large-scale overview exhibition to his work.
*1926 in Ploiești, Romania. Lived in Bucharest, Romania, - died 2018 in Bucharest.
Work: Autoportret cu pasāre (Self-portrait with Bird)
*1977 in Oradea, Romania. Lives and works in Paris, France and Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
*1945 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
Work: Buddha upside down
*1986 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca and Berlin, Germany.
Work: Personal Hawking
*1977 in Dej, Romania. Lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Work: Untitled (shoelace)
*1979 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
Work: Original Adidas
*1979 in Bucharest, Romania. Lived in Bucharest - died 2011 in New York, USA.
Work: Rosetta (white, grey, black)
*1980 in Curtea de Argeș, Romania – died in 2020.
Work: Metal Doors
*1961 in Sibiu, Romania. Lives and works in Sibiu.
Work: Dialogue, from the Fish-Eye Series
*1982 in Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
*1982 Bucharest, Romania. Lives and works in Bucharest.
Work: Failed Mission #17
*1977 in Romania. Lives and works in Târgu-Mureș, Romania, and Paris, France.