Paul Neagu (1938, Bucharest – 2004, London) was an internationally important British-Romanianartist, working in diverse media such as drawing, sculpture, performance art and watercolor. He died in London on 16 June 2004.
"For Paul Neagu, art is an expression of 'desire in the face of the systems that attempt to inhibit it', as he writes, and desire involves 'the recovery' of what he calls, variously, the 'hyphen,' the 'abstract', the 'gamma', all of which involve the 'bodily', conveyed particularly through the 'figural essence of sculpting, paintings, drawings'. Neagu's works, whatever their medium, are certainly full of desire, as their visceral energy suggests." Donald Kuspit