Art in Conversation with Gabriela Draghici
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gabriela Draghici's works are imposed, first of all, by technique. Alienated from the excess of fantasy, the artist remains within the classical canons, with minimal exceptions. He leaves his creative imagination to himself when he chooses his themes, inspired by nature. Radu Ionescu
Gabriela Draghici makes a masterpiece show, syncretic to the joy of the soul under which she works, which surrounds her, translating precisely the accessibility of code and equally the need for permanent reporting to a vital "reason". Veronica Marinescu
Visual Artist | Romania
My story is simple, I have always wanted to do what I do: art. As a child I was constantly drawing, it was the most direct way to communicate with the world outside me. I was and am a "filter" through which the beauty and miracle of the world reach the viewer, honestly and directly, a moment of magic, a moment of leaving daily jamming; this is the purpose of art, to make us happy, to beautify us and, why not, to save us ...
My specialty is decorative art, I discovered the watercolor technique in a creative workshop in Balchik (Bulgaria). It fascinated me, it conquered me, it fulfilled me!
Born on December 15, 1959, in Frasinet, Teleorman county, Romania. Graduate of the Art High School “N. Tonitza, Bucharest and the N. Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts, Bucharest, tapestry section, 1984 class, class of professor Geta Vasiliu-Paturca.
2016- Ramnicu-Valcea Art Museum “Casa Simian”
2016 - Elite Art “Secret Garden”
2014 - Elite Art (G.M.B.) “Winter in old Bucharest”
2012 - Elite Art (G.M.B.) “Medieval Sibiu City”
2012 - Simeza Gallery “Travel diary”
2009 - National Military Circle
2008 - Caminul Artei, Bucharest
2003 - Vienna Cultural Center, Austria
2001, 2003, 2006 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
1999 - Orizont Gallery, Bucharest
1997 - Simeza Gallery, Bucharest
1994 - “Pastel”, Bucharest
2004 -Monteoru - Balchik
2003 - Romanian Cultural Center - Vienna, Austria - personal exhibition
2001 - Group exhibition, Beirut
1999 - Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy
1998 - Group exhibition, Nuremberg, Germany
1998 - Group exhibition, Strasbourg, France
1997 - Group exhibition, Brussels, Belgium
1990 - Group exhibition, Brussels, Belgium
1990 - Group exhibition, Paris, France
1989 - Miniature Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
Artworks in private and state collections in: Romania, Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Belgium, France, Israel, Lebanon, Sweden, Austria, Netherlands, Great Britain.