Anamaria Avram

b 1978 Constanta, Romania. Lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is always exploring aspects of humanity and existence, specifically concerning human behavior and the psyche in a conceptual framework.

Like mirrors of unconscious, even metaphysical, my paintings start from classical archetypes of portraits, still lifes, interiors, scenes and landscapes, that I subvert through mystical and mysterious visions – in between conscious and unconscious, subjective and objective, circumstantial and eternal.

A “New Reality“ aims to change the familiar image of a mundane order, dimension, space or time into iconographic images, through the process of codifying and exploring the power of symbols.

In order to represent current issues, I reinterpret images, signs, quotes and techniques of old master paintings in a contemporary and personal realistic style. Within my work I use elements of magical realism and surrealist components, introducing a strong self-reflexivity, with thrills, subtile irony, distance, innocence or even pain.

I use mixed media, installations, objects or video works in order to occasionally strengthen my painting projects.

Vita

  • Education
  • 1997-2002 Bachelor of Arts in Mural Art  - National University of Arts - Bucharest - RO 
  • 2009-2013  Ph.D - ”George Enescu” Arts University - Iaşi - RO
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2018 Stille - Josef Filipp Gallery - Leipzig - DE
  • 2017 Transcendens, In Between Speculations - Adahan Gallery - Istanbul - TR
  • 2017 KUNSTKONZIL #24 - ARTAe Galerie Leipzig Showroom - Leipzig - DE 
  • 2017 Daily Reveries - Tiny Griffon Gallery – Nürnberg - DE
  • 2015 In / Side / Out Destiny – LIA / Spinnerei – Leipzig - DE
  • 2015 Destiny In Absence – LIA / Spinnerei – Leipzig - DE
  • 2014 Senzitiv Art Gallery - Constanța - RO
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2018 42 Contemporary Artists by Enter Art Foundation – Gerichtshöfe – Berlin – DE
  • 2017 Façade Video Festival - Plovdiv - BG
  • 2016 Was soll ins Museum - KunstvereinGRAZ - Regensburg - DE
  • 2015 Suddenly / Sometimes - LIA, Spinnerei - Leipzig - DE
  • 2014 The Art of Being Many - Kampnagel - Hamburg - DE
  • 2014 I Am Woman - Casoria Contemporary Art Museum - Naples - IT
  • 2012 (In)Sanitary - ”Ion Nicodim” Gallery - Constanța - RO
  • 2007-2012 Constanța Caz Multimedia Project - Unconventional Spaces - Constanta and Bucharest - RO
  • 2011 Cum a fost posibil? - Art Yourself Gallery - Bucharest - RO
  • 2011 Delicii, NAG#4 – Old Chocolate Factory - Bucharest - RO
  • 2010 X Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional - ”Paco Lareo” Foundation Solaina de Piloño - Pontevedra - ES
  • 2009 Uncommon Grounds - ICAW Residency - Harlech (Wales) - GB
  • 2009 Dolores Collective Installation - Montmartre City Hall - Paris - FR
  • 2008 Water and Wine Symposium - Leerer Beutel Gallery - Regensburg - DE
  • 2008 NEXO Symposium - Contemporary Art Center of Toledo - Toledo - ES
  • 2008 The Myths and Legends of My People Balkan Quadrinnale - Stara Zagora Art Gallery - BG
  • 2007 Nuit Blanche - Place de l’Europe - Paris - FR
  • 2007 The World Lasts Because It Laughs Humour and Satire Biennial – Museum of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo - BG
  • 2006 Duppini Symposium - ”P. Mihailov” Gallery - Veliko Tarnovo - BG
  • 2005 The World Lasts Because It Laughs Humour and Satire Biennial - Museum of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo - BG
  • 2004 The Myths and Legends of My People Balkan Quadrinnale - Stara Zagora Art Gallery – BG
  • Awards
  • 2004 - The Myths and Legends of My People - The Balkan Quadrinnale of Painting - Stara Zagora Art Gallery – BG
  • Residencies
  • 2015 Residency / LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) - Spinnerei - Leipzig - DE
 

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