Professional Artist based in Lyon, France
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I am an Artist and Architect based in Lyon, 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 - flowers, 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 and charcoal.
I love to wander from one city to the next, to discover new places and to revisit the old and then to express these emotional experiences in my paintings. My professional training as an Architect has allowed me to study in depth and to grasp the City subject with all of its complexity. In my urban landscapes I merge the experience of architectural drawing concepts with the freedom, the strength and the energy that Palette Knife Painting allows me to express in a world of tones and colourful hues.
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.
I am especially fascinated by the amazing textures and intense chromatic that you can explore by working the medium of oil painting. I love to work with heavy textures and to achieve vibrant dynamic color schemes. I mostly use a variety of palette knives in the realization of my works, sometimes in combination with brushes.
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 in Architecture at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest, Romania. Afterwards I earned 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...
I am a member of Maison des Artistes - Paris, France, the Architects Artists French association “Ligne et couleur" and the Taylor Foundation - Paris, France.
I am also available for Custom commissioned paintings.
The Watermark of FineArtAmerica that now appears on each of my work will not show on any finished print.