I have always been passionate about architecture and design, for both their functional and aesthetic purposes. Growing up in a post-communist Romanian city, I loved wandering the streets of the city and admiring its eclectic mix of buildings, each belonging to a different century and political period. I can … Read More
I have always been passionate about architecture and design, for both their functional and aesthetic purposes. Growing up in a post-communist Romanian city, I loved wandering the streets of the city and admiring its eclectic mix of buildings, each belonging to a different century and political period. I can say that here, in this enchanted urban chaos, I learned the very valuable skill of how to observe the city and its people. Three years ago, when I moved to India, I started to appreciate the natural landscape of the hills in rural Maharastra and analyze the design elements that construct it. I slowly discovered the geometry of the buildings in organic forms, and I built an obsession for patterns and textures, which I introduced in my artwork.
Later on, I was trying to compare the two environments: the city and the hills. I noticed one similarity- the way in which people inhabit these places. Self-centered and too caught up in our own lives, we tend to forget to explore the way in which our environment affects us. We, thus, fail to explore a big part of ourselves and our own cultures. Far away from home and coming to realize all of this, I started questioning my identity, trying to find my real self again. I was living in a state of exile from both Romanian and Indian culture, which slowly started to show into my artwork.
There are certain recognizable patterns and materials to be found in all of my artwork, which certainly stand out as being mine in the eyes of the viewer: texture, wood, up-cycled elements, assemblage pieces. The mythological stories that are somehow a central element to every one of my pieces. With a closer look, one would even be able to recognize the influences of the patterns that Avinash Chandra and Richard Long used, as well as the almost architectural structures in the compositions of the Andy Goldsworthy and Robert Rauschenberg.
All in all, my art is more of an exploration of my inner-self and the things that surround me. I like to call it “an exploration of inner-scapes and landscapes through patterns and architectural constructions”. These ideas are still visible in the digital medium that I’ve been working with in the past few months, but I am still trying to be open to new types of styles and techniques as I continue to develop my passion for art. Read Less