2019.04 "Micro" Air Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom
2018.11 “The South West Academy Open Exhibition 2018” Exeter Castle, United Kingdom_Online Catalogue
2018.02 “Printmakers at Town Mill Arts” Town Mill Galleries, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
2017 “Nonesuch Art of Paper Awards” Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, Canada_Online Catalogue
2003 - 2008 Bachelor of Arts & Design at the University of Arts and Design in Timisoara, Romania
My work combines sculpture with painting. The sculptures are made entirely out of paper recycled from my own household. The main shape is built in a dry technique and only the last few layers of paper are added in wet technique. Between the last few layers of paper, I sometimes polish the shapes with sandpaper. Colour is added at the last stage and in the very end, the whole work is sealed with a protective lack.
In my shapes I am re-imagining and re-shaping my motives, hoping to awaken awareness, understanding, and desire to protect our environment. I always look for equilibrium, for space, the connection between the inner and outer world, the energy that keeps it all together.
I create sculptures because I like tactile objects. With the protective coat I use on my work (last layer of lack), my artwork becomes tangible for everyone. I would like people to come closer to my work, hold it in their own hands, feel its texture. What sensations are being awakened?