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141.- The Artist and the Street. Magiaru Mircea. Carving wood.

Some months ago I posted an entry about this man “Street Altar Piece”.

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Yesterday I was walking in this zone (near Goya subway station) and I saw him again, he was sitting in the street floor over a carton box and carving a piece of wood.

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His name is Magiaru Mircea, descendant of gypsys, born in 1948 he is sixty five years old and comes from Rumania to Madrid in 2001.

You can find him all days, leaning on a traffic light, carving a piece of wood, front “El Corte Inglés” in Goya.

He is self-taught, nobody taught him to carve or paint. All his life he has the need to work strong collecting scrap metal to maintain his family. When he comes to Spain, he had the hope that the things was going to be better and at last he would be recognized as an artist and could live decently.

He sells his production but not completly. The people try to pay less than the real value of his work and says he is not a businessman and prefers not to sell to waste time on lengthy discussions.

With my best whishes, this entry is dedicated to a real artist: Magiaru Mircea.

Text based on the link:

http://www.unionromani.org/notis/2012/noti2012-11-06e.htm

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EL ARTISTA Y LA CALLE.  Magiaru Mircea. TALLANDO MADERA.

Hace unos meses publiqué una entrada acerca de este hombre “Street Altar Piece”
Ayer caminando por la zona (cerca de la estación de metro Goya)  volví a verle, estaba sentado en el suelo sobre una caja de cartón  tallando un trozo de madera.
Su nombre es Magiaru Mircea,  descendiente de gitanos, nacido en 1948  tiene sesenta y cinco años y vino de Rumania a Madrid en 2001.
Puedes encontrarle todos los días,  siempre apoyado en el mismo  semáforo tallando un trozo de madera, frente a “El Corte Inglés” de Goya.
Es autodidacta, nadie le enseñó a tallar o pintar pues  toda su vida tuvo la necesidad de trabajar duro recogiendo chatarra para mantener a su familia.
Cuando llegó a España tenía la esperanza de que las cosas iban a ser mejor y que, por fin, sería reconocido como artista y podría vivir decentemente.
Vende su producción, pero no completamente. La gente trata de pagar menos que el valor real de su trabajo y dice que él no es un negociante así que prefiere no vender a perder el tiempo en largas discusiones.
Con mis mejores deseos esta entrada está dedicada a un artista de verdad:  Magiaru Mircea.

Texto basado en el link:

http://www.unionromani.org/notis/2012/noti2012-11-06e.htm

4 responses

  1. I have enjoyed this post immensely.

    May 29, 2013 at 03:44

    • Thank you very much🙂

      May 29, 2013 at 05:44

  2. Hope he can sell them. Interesting series.

    June 16, 2013 at 13:50

    • I hope the same he is a good artist

      June 16, 2013 at 14:13

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