photo courtesy Frank Höhler
“I have always filtered the reality in a specific manner emphasizing the notions of solitude, melancholy, escapism, abandon, fears and expectations, love, lust, memory and recollection. Throughout time I focused on different stages of human existence, from childhood to the young adult, using narrative driven images with symbolic twists and turns embedded with elements from the mineral world, plants and fauna, all interwoven to act as reflections of my personal epiphanies.” Alina-Ondine Slimovschi
Alina-Ondine Slimovschi’s artistic interest is generally focused on female figures, not as a portrait, but as an archetypal vehicle for suggesting human emotions, as well as for certain aspects of the metamorphosis leading up to the revolt. Apparently fragile faces, scrutinizing eyes seek, hide, accuse, suffer, revolt, expressing the true strength of femininity. Passions, regrets, delayed decisions, flight and abandonment, betrayals and sufferings deeply repressed in a dystopian world, erupt unexpectedly. The mixture of contradictory feelings, the perpetual search for self-discovery, unpredictable situations, contrasts and the dangerous game of uncertainties are identified in the re-contextualized concept of nostalgia, synthesizing the need for security, the fusion of the abyss with revelation, exposing deep emotions, unfulfilled needs.
The artist developed a distinctive aura to her style that was in part inspired by the escapism and melancholy of the 19th century Romantic aesthetics, Art Deco illustration and analytical psychology, using a variety of techniques including acrylic colors, oil paint, ink, graphite and permanent markers.
Born in 1982, Timişoara, Romania.
Based in Timişoara, Romania.
2021 – „A Sense of Belonging”, Art Yourself Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2018 – “Confessions” , Art Yourself Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2017 – “Beyond Fragile”, Schloss Wiespach Gallery, Hallein, Austria
2012 – “Two Rooms”, Machina Gallery, Rieti, Italy
2011 – “Heartbeat”, D’Ancona Budis Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2021 – Essentia Blue Biennale, International Visual Arts Biennale, 2nd edition, Brasov, Romania
2021 – representing Romania in “Ghost of a Dream”, The Collaborative Project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom
2020 – ” LAPT Retrospective (1957-2020)”, Museum of Art, Timisoara, Romania
2019 – „Visual Arts Salon”, the 89th edition, Art Museum, Timisoara, Romania
2019 – „Contemporania”, Art Yourself Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
2019 – „Seeing Red”, Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
2018 – “Woman All Too Woman”, Museum of Art, Timisoara, Romania
2015 – “Romanian artists from Banat”, Art IX-XI Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2010 – “In the Middle of Things”, Calina Gallery, Timişoara, Romania
2009 – “The Absurd in Visual Arts – tribute to Eugene Ionesco”, Helios Gallery, Timişoara, Romania
2008 – “Sânzienele”, Esztergom, Hungary
2008 – “Orient Express”, Romanian Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary
2006 – “New Wave”, Romanian Cultural Institute, Gyula, Hungary
Art Fairs (Selection)
2014 – Art Safari, Bucharest, Romania
2010 – European Fair of Contemporary Art “ST-ART”, Strasbourg, France
First Prize at the International Contest of Painting, Pecs, Hungary, 2008
Pro Cultura Timisiensis Award by the Timiș County Council, Timisoara, Romania, 2008
Tomorrow’s Talent Book, BOOOOOOOM, Hemlock Printers, 2020
Claudio Scorretti. Cosmin Năsui, “Snapshot Romania. Contemporary Artists from Romania”, Fabrica, 2014
Doctor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts and Design, West University, Timișoara, Romania, 2014