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
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.
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
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
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