I think the most important topics of my work are identity and space. At this moment, I’m focused on drawing and photography, but in a way that doesn’t speak about the mediation, a visual approach that is the illustration of an ongoing process, a thinking process. Drawing and photography don’t include almost any kind of preparation. There is an immediate power that both have through the directness or rawness of their expression. I’m interested in that kind of image that is anti-illustrative when it illustrates, which is anti-narrative when is telling a story.
This view of the world becomes a symbolic one. The objects depicted are transformed into something else. The elements of urban space become shadows or holes. They become isolated and frightening. The simple, geometrical structures become living creatures, moving towards a psychological approach of identity and space, rather than physical.
The block becomes, from this perspective, the perfect symbol for collective identities. The simple, geometrical structure becomes a living creature, almost without spatial reference. It’s either a shadow, or a black hole, or a gathering of white vertical lines. It’s a series of different stages of the same structure, but different stages created not through physical or spatial reference, but through psychological reference.
Qualifications and training
- 2008 MA Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts, London
- 2003 BA Fine Arts, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- 2010 Metropolis, Zmart Gallery, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj, Romania
- 2009 Atlas: Separated by Intervals, The Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras, London
- 2008 Mind the Step, Decima Gallery, London
- 2008 MA Final Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London
- 2003 BA Final Show, University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania