I am a Professional Artist and Architect based in Lyon, France.
I am member of Maison des Artistes - Paris, the Architects Artists French association “Ligne et couleur" and the Taylor Foundation - Paris, France.
Most of my oeuvre focuses on the city life and urban spaces, including urban landscapes works at large-scale. In addition, I enjoy applying and developing my skills through the exploration of other genres and techniques - still lifes, landscapes and interiors, as well as portraits and live model drawings. I work predominantly in oil, but create also works in pastel, acrylic, watercolor, ink, graphite and charcoal.
The constant elements in my paintings are the textures applied in thick layers and the use of vibrant and dynamic colors. I am fascinated by the explosive textures and intense chromatic that you can explore and reinvent by working the medium of oil painting. I mostly use a variety of palette knives in the realization of my works, sometimes in combination with brushes.
My work has different orientations, and can be figurative or abstract. Regarding the creative process of my work, I consider that a painting evolves in its progress. The main idea can be an emotional impulse, a special moment in my life or a place that particularly touched me. Then I try to interpret my subject to express and convey to the viewer the emotional essence.
The art, since childhood has always held a fascination for me, being influenced on this path by both my parents- my mother is an architect and my father a professional painter. I began formal painting and drawing lessons at a very early age. I obtained a graduate certificate in Art and Design from the Fine Arts College N.Tonitza in Bucharest, my hometown. I continued my studies and earned my degree in Bachelor of Architecture from Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest, Romania and in 2008 a master degree in urban planning in Lyon, France. During this decade, I complemented the architecture studies with live drawing and painting classes.
In 2011, I embraced my life-long passion for painting and I returned to a full-time career as an artist. In the period that has followed, I have established a flourishing practice in art, as a painter. My works can be found in numerous private collections throughout the world, in Europe, United States of America, Canada, Australia...
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