Arttour International Magazine presents
Artist of the Week
What are you currently focusing on?
Recently I’ve been focusing on showing a technical quality of my works that is given because I have changed the mode of production. I am interested in allocating time for details in order to create many nuances and many layers that create the color and most importantly the plasticity of the piece. For me, it is important to capture the character, the atmosphere, that is an expressive work. I look for cleanliness and clarity in my works, it’s a mark, an identification, but always bear in mind that small imperfections are crucial in being authentic. I find it fascinating how the public perceives my work in the sense that when contemplating my paintings they discover the meaning of my work.
My last year’s work has been a very productive one, in which I expanded into new fields, by making interactive sculptures on a large scale and increasing the sizes in all my works. I also challenged myself, by going beyond the human scale. I have been influenced to do this by macro photography. The idea that the expressiveness of this collection has been achieved through the intense representation of the small details, that form the whole work together. I have also tried to push to the limit, the perception of the spectators in the sense that the classic themes of the history of art are shown from a contemporary perspective, without any canon, or rules that previously dominated this type of theme.
Where are you from, and how has that influenced your art?
I was born in Germany, I have Romanian nationality and I grew up in Spain since the age of 6. When I was 9 years old I got admitted into the National Academy of Arts in Spain where I had the opportunity to recieve education in classical arts. After I graduated from the Academy (and from High School at the same time), I started attenting the University of Fine Arts. The education recieved in Spain constituted a solid foundation for my career in Austria. I think that my roots in the Spanish Art have shaped the quality and aesthetics of my work. From all the places where I have lived I have tried to learn to the maximum and to use my knowledge in the construction of a dream, that with the gift of art one can know more about our own being, our nature. By learning more about one another, people have the ability to discover that nothing is impossible, and thus to be able to offer more to those in need.