Art in Conversation with Diana Lemnaru

ABOUT THE ARTIST
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Born and raised in Ploiesti, a beautiful city near the capital of the country.


I have drawn and painted since childhood and I kept doing it untill I decided that I need to improve myself at a professional lever. Actually it seemed normal to make this decision and easy. When my colegues where wondering what high school will fit them better I knew where it is normal for me to be. I passed the exam and began the High Scool of Art ‘Carmen Sylva’, the high school of art from Ploiesti.

It was a complex experience, new people and new ways of expressing my ideas and feelings and it continued with a BA in Graphics and a MA in  Strategies of Creation in Painting. All this time I exhibited and took part in exhibitions and projects in the country and abroad. One of  the most impactfull was winning and mention award on the International Children Painting Competition in Hong Kong, On-stie Painting 2014  , which brought after it a residence in Hong Kong.


DIANA LEMNARU
Visual Artist | Romania

Artist Statement

What I create is about what I live. The subject is changing, so does the technique.

I am searching for the silence, the love, I always did. This is a personal description, infused with emotion.

I want to see where the technique and the imagination lead me to.  Studying reality made me feel very good, especially human figures and vegetation.

Expressing ideas and social problems for a while seemed right to do but now I focus on letting my hand flow on an unthought movement. The abstract is liberating, from shyness and from rules. Through my art, you can see the illusion of reality combined with the unknown abstract.

The artworks speak about the passing of time, they become the witnesses of the energy that runs through me. Some of them become fantastic landscapes some are just poetry of color, form, and space.

Paintings are made in acrylic colours which sometimes are combined with oil colours or pastels.

When I draw I use a mixed media technique as well. ( pencil, watercolor, ink, carioca)

Now I am experimenting with wood and paper to remake my work support, making it more personal.