Lucia Demetriade Balacescu, Doina Hordovan, Tincuta Marin, Georgeta Naparus, Silvia Radu, Maria Urszinyi, Ecaterina Vrana
Autoportret, Part II
Opening 26 January, 6-9 PM
26 January until 2 March 2024
autoportret is an exhibition in three parts focusing on the expressive qualities of paintings made by women from the Carpathian region over the past century until today. From the works of Grete Csaki-Copony (1893- 1990) and Lucia Demetriade Balacescu (1895-1979) in the beginning of the 20th century to new paintings of contemporary artists Diana Cepleanu (*1957) and Tincuta Marin (*1995), the exhibition brings together works by artists connected not only through geography, but also through a strong and expressive approach to painting. Over a period of five months starting in November 2023, autoportret will present works by Ioana Batranu, Diana Cepleanu, Grete Csaki-Copony, Lucia Demetriade Balacescu, Doina Hordovan, Tincuta Marin, Georgeta Naparus, Silvia Radu, Valentina Rusu Ciobanu, Maria Urszinyi and Ecaterina Vrana.
The title of the exhibition autoportret (self-portrait) delves beyond the human image frequently depicted in the paintings, extending its meaning to encompass the intimate perspective of the world reflected in each artist’s work. It comprises a personal gaze on immediate surroundings that carries a universal validity.
The second part of the exhibition showcases seven artists whose works are as diverse and individual as the artists themselves. While experimenting with different styles and intertwining international and national, as well as folkloristic influences in their works, each of them has found their personal approach to the world, translating reality into their own artistic languages, sometimes incorporating spiritual or imaginary characters.
autoportret, Part III
7 March – 6 April 24
Opening 7 March, 6-9 pm
Ioana Batranu, Valentina Rusu Ciobanu