photo courtesy Frank Höhler

Artist’s Statement

“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.

 

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)

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

 

Group (Selection)

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

 

Awards:

First Prize at the International Contest of Painting, Pecs, Hungary, 2008

Pro Cultura Timisiensis Award by the Timiș County Council, Timisoara, Romania, 2008

 

Publications:

Tomorrow’s Talent Book, BOOOOOOOM, Hemlock Printers, 2020

Claudio Scorretti. Cosmin Năsui, “Snapshot Romania. Contemporary Artists from Romania”, Fabrica, 2014

 

Collections:

Luciano Benetton

Jane Badler

 

Additional infos:

Doctor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts and Design, West University, Timișoara, Romania, 2014