Anamaria Avram

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

ARTIST STATEMENT

The course I have taken through my work aims to reveal sensible variables of the human spirit during a journey inbetween the PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE – along a destiny.

We pendulate somewhere above, harassed by extremes, between yesterday and tomorrow, seldom in an equilibrum of living the present. We are concerned about the past and chimerically building the future, but where is the PRESENT? … the only certainty we actually have and it seems we miss it. As the reality is an abstract concept, a creation of a spirit, personally strained through idealistic and fictitious analysis or even fabricated by the supernatural, we can be more conscious building up new levels of living, of enjoying life…even mystical!

My paintings are realised in an old master manner, and are inhabitated with an iconography full of symbols which aim to provoke the viewer to transcendental experiences, to reveries. A mystical or surrealist atmosphere embodies the spiritual life of the forms I paint.  Not only the the human figure preveils, but animals, plants, insects, birds, landscapes, etc., all of them are free to play at ease as some „Creators” of life.

The figuration I use refuses description and explores the boundaries between realism and abstraction, between sense and substance; it is based on the material consistency, concreteness and sometimes on tactile sensation, from rough to graceful, from simple to complicated, even the extremely meticulous.

 

Vita

Education
  • 2009 – 2013 // Ph.D / Visual Arts ”George Enescu” Arts University of Iași, Romania
  • 1997 – 2002 // National Art University of Bucharest, Romania / Major – Monumental Art (Mural Art)
Group Exhibitions
  • 2017 Façade Video Festival / Plovdiv , Bulgaria
  • 2016 Was soll ins Museum / KunstvereinGRAZ, Regensburg, Germany
  • 2015 Suddenly / Sometimes / LIA, Spinnerei – Leipzig, Germany
  • 2014 The Art of Being Many / Kampnagel – Hamburg, Germany
  • 2014 I am woman / Casoria Contemporary Art Museum – Naples, Italy
  • 2013 Temporal Perceptions / Palatul Voievodal Curtea Veche – Bucharest, Romania
  • 2012 Constanța Caz 012 / Visual Art Center – Bucharest, Romania
  • 2012 (In)Sanitary / ”Ion Nicodim” Gallery – Constanța, Romania
  • 2012 Decorative Arts biennial / Parliament Pallace – Bucharest, Romania
  • 2011 Cum a fost posibil? / Art Yourself Gallery – Bucharest, Romania
  • 2011 Delicii/ NAG#4 – old chocolate factory – Bucharest, Romania
  • 2011 X Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional / ”Jose Casal” Auditory – Vila de Cruces, Spain
  • 2010 Constanța Caz 3 / Ca-n Gară / Railway Station – Constanța, Romania
  • 2010 X Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional – ”Paco Lareo” Foundation / Solaina de Piloño, Spain
  • 2009 ICAW residency – Harlech / Wales
  • 2009 Dolores collective installation – Montmartre City Hall – Paris, France
  • 2008 Constanța Caz 2 – Antropocity / under construction villa – Constanța, Romania
  • 2008 Water and Wine symposium / Leerer Beutel Gallery – Regensburg, Germany
  • 2008 Schimb de ploi / SEAS COSTAL / Queen Mary Castle – Balcic, Bulgaria
  • 2008 NEXO symposium / Contemporary Art Center of Toledo, Circulo de Arte Toledo – Spain
  • 2007 Constanța Caz 1 / military bunker in Eforie Sud – Constanța, Romania
  • 2007 Nuit Blanche – Place de l’Europe – Paris, France
  • 2006 Duppini 2006 symposium – ”P. Mihailov” Gallery – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • 2005/2007 The World Lasts Because It Laughs Humour and Satire Biennial –Museum of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
  • 2004/2008 The Myths and Legends of My People balkan quadrinnale / Stara Zagora Art Gallery – Bulgaria
Solo Exhibitions
  • 2018 Kölner Liste Art Fair / FLOX Gallery - Dresden
  • 2018 Open Studio within Spinnerei Gallery Tour Winter, Spring (Rundgang) – Leipzig, Germany
  • 2017 Transcendens.In Between Speculations / Adahan Gallery - Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2017 KUNSTKONZIL #24 / ARTAe Galerie Leipzig Showroom , Germany
  • 2017 Daily Reveries /Tiny Griffon Gallery – Nürnberg, Germany
  • 2017 Open Studio within Spinnerei Tours (Rundgang) of Winter, Spring, Autumn – Leipzig, Germany
  • 2016 Open Studio within Spinnerei Tours (Rundgang) of Winter, Spring, Autumn – Leipzig, Germany
  • 2015 Residency / LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme) - Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2015 In / Side / Out Destiny – LIA / Spinnerei – Leipzig, Germany
  • 2015 Destiny In Absence – LIA / Spinnerei – Leipzig, Germany
  • 2014 Senzitiv / Art Gallery Constanța, Romania

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