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

One of the predominant themes of Slimovschi’s art has been the young feminine figure, not as a portrait but as an archetypal vehicle for different human emotions, seemingly vulnerable characters with only a glimpse of the unbreakable feminine strength behind them. Rife with narrative symbols, Slimovschi employed a detailed style that was in part inspired by the escapism and melancholy of the 19th century Romantic aesthetics, Art Deco illustration and analytical psychology. Her current interest is focused on the idea of ​​the couple, as an ordering and sustaining force of existence in a period of intense world unrest.

Slimovschi’s illustrative works employ a variety of techniques using acrylic colors, oil paint, ink, graphite and permanent markers.

 

Born in 1982, Timişoara, Romania.

Based in Timişoara, Romania.

 

Exhibitions:

Solo (Selection)

2018 – “Confessions” , Artyourself 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)

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

 

Publications:

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