Hi Iulia, tell us a bit about yourself and practise as an artist?
Hello, I`m a visual artist living in Bucharest, Romania. I`m 29 years old and I`ve been drawing and painting since I was a little girl. My education was through Art Schools, Art High School and University of Art. I never focused myself in any other direction. I absolutely love colours and I like being surrounded by beautiful things. I have a studio in my apartment and sometimes I enjoy locking my self in there to be alone with my thoughts and my inspirations. I think every artists needs time for themselves.
You list your site as ‘Home Decor’ tell us more about that aspect of your work and the commissions you undertake?
I think art shouldn't be missing in our homes. I believe in the strong relationship between art and interior design. I have a real passion for interior design. I`ve studied it and I think it is fascinating how somebody`s home can express that person. A work of art shouldn't be placed randomly within a house. Art should be part of that interior design and should be vibrating with it. You should consider very carefully the style, the colour, the dimensions and even the subject. It has to fit in there, in perfect harmony. I enjoy the part when I establish these aspects with the designer and future owner.
What are the key concepts of your works, what do you look at before beginning a piece?
If I don`t have a commission, I let my mind fly free. I`m inspired mostly by my own experiences, my life and people dear to me. I often choose colourful, expressive and happy subjects like fruits, animals, birds, food, vintage objects, design objects (cherries, strawberries, magnolias, beauty jars, flowers of all kinds, flamingos, Colibri birds, bunnies, sheeps, cupcakes etc). What I love most is painting portraits, analysing them, feeling that person`s warmth through my brush. My little girl is the subject present in most of my portrait paintings. The process of painting is full of overwhelming feelings. It`s an intimate relationship with the subject. Four years after my mother died, I started to paint her portrait from a photo. Then I`ve experienced mixed feeling of sadness, joy, melancholy and a scent of childhood. Every painting makes me feel in a different way. Every time I experience strong and „colourfull” feelings.
The painterly quality of your works is beautiful and then overlaid with more street art aspects, tell us about the evolution of this way of working?
I always enjoyed a good structured drawing. I like the proportions of realism. I love the vivid colours. Six years ago, my work was based only on realism, until I received a real challenge: to paint some jazz figures in an abstract way, similar to Jackson Pollocks' art. The splashed paint and the randomness in witch it fell on the canvas, unchained me. Since then, I permanently try to make them live together: realism and the abstract. This is what helps my art keep it`s balance.
What have you got planned for your practise in 2017?
Because lately I feel more and more the tendency of minimalism towards architecture and interior design, I would really like to launch an auxiliary line of works of art in this direction. I dream that more and more people will see the real value that a work of art brings to their homes. There are to many pixels nowadays and to little real human brush strokes. The digital aspect of this era is very important, but we should not forget what makes us humans – the real feelings transmitted through human touch, things made directly by human hand.
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INTERVIEW by HANNAH SMITH