Artist Statement & Bio

In creating my paintings, I am deeply influenced and inspired by two opposing worlds: high fashion's glamour and drama, and the blunt reality that permeates our daily lives.
I often interpret, capture, and intertwine these worlds into my works, and some of my paintings convey a sense of irony at the absurdity of contemporary life.

I work in acrylics and use rich and vibrant colors; I prefer creating large scale paintings which are mostly abstract, but sometimes there are clear references to objects and text incorporated.

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I was born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania. I moved to the US in 2005, where I currently live, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Trained in Interior Design, I started painting for the immediate creative flexibility and the spontaneous visual gestures it offered and which I was looking for, and because of the need to create more permanent things.