About me and my painting

I have this very strong belief, that a more luminescent reality lies upon the one we normally see. And a glimpse of that reality is kept in every one of my glass paintings....

I use the ancient technique of reverse glass painting. I love glass because it has its own life, and, in a subtle way, it takes you inside the old time lores. The metal leaf, the ink and the oil colours, mixed up with bronze, complete the sense of time, past and present together, as if each work opens a secret gate to another life...

When painting on the back of the glass, the first element painted is the first seen on the other side. In the begining I normally make a drawing on paper. I need the drawing to support my imagination, but, when drawing, I “see” all the picture I am going to paint, from the beginning to the end. Of course things may change during the process (they often do), but the general feeling / the emotion that inspired me remains. The second step is to “put” the drawing on glass: I use black ink. The third step (not compulsory) is to make accents with bronze or metal leaf; than I add layers of colours, mix them on my pallete, or mix them directly on glass, to achieve the profoundness I need.

 

Exhibitions

03 – 18 March 2020 – BIENNALE ASTA, MoovArt Co-Expo, Florence, Italy

09 – 20 November 2019 – ARTA R group exhibition - Romanian National Library, Bucharest, Romania

20 October – 20 November 2019 – Brasov Art Biennale / Hronicon – Brasov, Romania

18 – 28 October 2019 – Esperienze Creative / group exhibition – Merlino Gallery – Florence, Italy

19 – 28 August 2019 – School of Fine Arts Gallery / IPS Academy, Indore – India (Friendship – Group exhibition)

17 November 2018 – 19 Jan 2019 – Group exhibition – International Surrealist Exib, Coimbra, Portugal

13 August – 08 Sept. 2018 – Steiner Gallery Vienna – personal exhibition (The Book of Love)

15 – 31 March 2018 – Atelier Art C14 Gallery, Bistrita – Group exhibition (The Sweet Territory of Silence)

01 – 31 January 2018 – Iart Gallery (Iasi national Library) – group exhibition

06 – 15 December 2017 – IArt Gallery (Iasi National Library) – Group exhibition / charitable event “Christmas Angels”

30 November – 31 December 2017 –Atelier Art C14 Gallery, Bistrita – Group exhibition (JOY)

16 July – 14 August 2017 – Cultural Municipal Center “Jean Louis Calderon” Bucharest - Group Exhibition

15 March – 10 April 2017 – Carol Galleries Bucharest – Group exhibition

01 – 12 December 2016 – Elite Prof Art Bucharest – personal glass painting exhibition

04 February – 28 March 2016 – personal exhibiton hosted by “The Municipal Cultural Center” Bistrita

October 2015 – Parallax Art Fair – London

15 November – 15 December 2014 – personal exhibition “Glass Painting” – Hungarian House Bistrita

August – September 2014 – Elite Prof Art Gallery / Crawne Plaza Hotel Bucuresti – group exhibition “Estival”

August 2014 – Elite Prof Art Gallery Bucuresti – group exhibition “Colours Simphony Retrospective”

October 2013 – January 2014 – participation to “Art surprise” project, Germany (www.arsurprise.eu), with 100 miniatures painted on glass

July – September 2013 – participation in “The Story of the Creative” project, group exhibiton – See Me, Long Island NY

May – July 2012 – Colorida Art Gallery – Lisabona / group exhibition February

2012 – Parallax Art Fair – London

2011 – finalist at Carpet Vista Design Competition