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APOLO ART COLONY – ALBANIA 2013

During September I attended the Apolo Art Colony in Albania, held close to the city of Fier, somewhere in between a forest and the seashore.  My travel to Albania was quite adventurous: armed with much Ismail Kadare, I flew to Bari (Italy) and from there I crossed the Adriatic Sea. Some of the paintings are the result of this troubling night spent in the middle of the Adriatic.

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Silent space

“Sunt un bolovan cenuşiu; nu am alte calităţi

Visez, împietrind visele pe care singur mi le aleg. “

( Alain Bosquet)

 

I am a gray boulder, I have no other qualities
Dreaming, hardening the dreams that I choose alone.

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Without Witness

Within the structure of an artwork, the truth and the false, the righteous and the injustice, the pain and the pleasure, the calm and the violence, they all become aesthetic categories. In their new artistic context even cruelty, inequality, Continue reading


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Of after…

Two ink washes I’ve realized during last summer.

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“Of After”, ink on paper, 2012

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STEP BY STEP – charcoal portrait

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A friend of my boyfriend’s sister had a dream that involved him being portrayed.

I hope I’ve fulfilled it for a little while !

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Sibilants

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 !

During the last couple of years I struggled with an issue which may be concerning many young artists:

 WHAT SHALL I DO WITH ALL MY PAST SKETCHES,

DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGS ?  

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Many years ago the answer lied in the garbage,
but I realised one can never be certain whether
a tiny sketch is good at all, or extremely bad ?

       I invite you to see two of the series of works made from such diverse sketches : 

COLLAGES OF OLD SKETCHES

  MIGRATIONS

     It took years until I could ‘sift’ my past drawings, while keeping them all in storage for future reference. Having the tendency to refer only to the quality of  a drawing, to its perceptual intensity, I had forgotten the importance of the memories which gave birth to all these sorts of life sketches. Although I’m generally more than happy to throw any object whatsoever, it became impossible to throw bits of myself filtered through drawing. Continue reading


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Berlin Poplars

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your holidays at your best !

This is my first post of a new series of book illustrations I decided to make every Sunday from now on.

The series will be entitled “Have you read this drawing ?”.

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Only books I read presently will be taken into consideration. Only books I’ve enjoyed and which influenced me enough to realise a drawing of them. These drawings are not at all meant to be professional illustrations, but more or less an aftermath of my weekly readings. Continue reading