- 18:00 - Deschidere
- 00:00 - Inchidere
My images are born in the imaginary from the personal archive, sometimes combining the past with the present. Compositions starting from sensory representations reflected in the imaginary can never be precise. They become a type of perceptions that, although they are meticulously presented, are in the end interpretations based mainly on memory. Works in the Missing Thoughts exhibition are gathered under the sign of an absence, censorship, or rather a deliberately selected and metered self-censorship. Whether it is the physical censorship of certain elements of composition, the cutting of anatomical parts, or the use of cliché symbols, such as the lacy leaves covering the intimate parts of the ancient sculptures or the yellow stars in the scandal magazines, censorship influences the way which we perceive and "read" the image. I want to use censorship as a tool in building the composition to reveal or highlight certain ambiguities, intentions or thoughts, and to influence how they are perceived by context. Often the momentum and energy of my painting originates from subjectivity, at least as far as the initial images are formed, starting from the immediate reality. I'm looking to transform images with elements that are sometimes very personal to show a kind of ambivalence. Much of my work is psychological, and most of the work is an investigation of feelings or psychological relationships that relate not only to myself but to others. I start from the personal archive, no matter the characters or objects that populate my paintings, without making them nostalgic or strictly personal.