Art in Conversation with Alina Ondine Slimovschi

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Apparently fragile faces, scrutinizing eyes seek, hide, accuse, suffer, revolt, expressing the true strength of femininity. Passions, regrets, delayed decisions, flight and abandonment, betrayals and sufferings deeply repressed in a dystopian world, erupt unexpectedly. The mixture of contradictory feelings, the perpetual search for self-discovery, unpredictable situations, contrasts and the dangerous game of uncertainties are identified in the re-contextualized concept of nostalgia, synthesizing the need for security, the fusion of the abyss with revelation, exposing deep emotions, unfulfilled needs.

ALINA ONDINE SLIMOVSCHI
Visual Artist | Romania

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Artist Statement

My current artistic interest is generally focused on female figures, not as a portrait, but as an archetypal vehicle for suggesting human emotions, as well as for certain aspects of the metamorphosis leading up to the revolt.


Apparently fragile faces, scrutinizing eyes seek, hide, accuse, suffer, revolt, expressing the true strength of femininity. Passions, regrets, delayed decisions, flight and abandonment, betrayals and sufferings deeply repressed in a dystopian world, erupt unexpectedly. The mixture of contradictory feelings, the perpetual search for self-discovery, unpredictable situations, contrasts and the dangerous game of uncertainties are identified in the re-contextualized concept of nostalgia, synthesizing the need for security, the fusion of the abyss with revelation, exposing deep emotions, unfulfilled needs.


I use the path of narrative-driven images with symbolic twists embedded in them, in scenes with mixed potential, encouraging free interpretation. Elements of the mineral world, plants and fauna become a reflection of my personal epiphanies, my interest in the escapism and melancholy of nineteenth-century romantic aesthetics and the contemporary social environment.



Alina Ondine  Slimovschi, (B.1982) Timisoara, Romania


Doctor in Fine Arts, Faculty of Arts and Design, West University, Timisoara, Romania, 2014

Graduate of the courses of Master Degree of the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timisoara in 2006

Graduate of the courses of the Faculty of Arts and Design in Timisoara in 2004

Member of the Union of Romanian Visual Artists since 2006


EXHIBITIONS

Solo (Selection)

-  2021 – A Sense of Belonging, Art Yourself Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

-  2018 – “Confessions” , Art Yourself 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

Group (Selection)

-  2021 – representing Romania in “Ghost of a Dream”, The Collaborative Project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom

-  2020 - ” LAPT Retrospective (1957-2020)”, Museum of Art, Timisoara, 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, Timisoara, Romania

-  2009 – “The Absurd in Visual Arts – tribute to Eugene Ionesco”, Helios Gallery, Timisoara, Romania

-  2008 – “Sânzienele”, Esztergom, Hungary

-  2008 – “Orient Express”, Romanian Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary

-  2006 – “New Wave”, Gyula, Hungary

Art Fairs (Selection)

-  2014 – Art Safari, Bucharest, Romania

-  2010 – European Fair of Contemporary Art “ST-ART”, Strasbourg, France


AWARDS

-  First Prize at the International Contest of Painting, Pecs, Hungary, 2008

-   Pro Cultura Timisiensis Award by the Timis County Council, Timisoara, Romania


PUBLICATIONS

-   Tomorrow's Talent Book, BOOOOOOOM, Hemlock Printers, 2020

-   Claudio Scorretti. Cosmin Nasui, “Snapshot Romania. Contemporary Artists from Romania”, Fabrica, 2014


In collections such as Luciano Benetton, Jane Badler and other private collections in Italy, Austria, Canada, Japan, Romania and Australia.


International Art Symposiums : Hungary, Italy, Spain, Romania.