Professional Artist based in Lyon, France
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I am an artist and architect living in Lyon, France.
Most of my oeuvre focuses on the city life and urban spaces, from miniature paintings
to urban landscapes works at large-scale. My professional background as an architect gave me the opportunity to study and to fathom the City subject and its complexity. My aim is to merge in my urban landscapes the experience of an architectural drawing and concepts that I have appropriated over the years, with the freedom, the strength, the energy that the painting in oils and the world of colours offer me.
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.
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...
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.
*XXV international exhibition of the architects artists AAA. Urban layering. Catania, Italy. 23 – 31 July 2016
*Gallery Rindermarkt. Zurich, Switzerland. 5 – 16 July 2016
*81ème Salon International Ligne et Couleur, Mairie du 5e Arr., Paris, France. 27 April – 06 May 2016
*XXIV international exhibition of the architects artists AAA - Exhibition of contemporary art. Milano, Italy. 7-15 November 2015
*80th international exhibition of the architects artists French association Ligne et couleur. Theme: CONTRAST. April 2015 in Paris, France.
*Exhibition of my recent oil paintings - Gallery: Grand Cafe de la Prefecture - Lyon, France - 17.11.2014 - 15.01.2015
*XXIII international exhibition of the architects artists. Theme: LANDSCAPES OF THE FUTURE Tuesday, April 29 - Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Venice, Italy.