Art in Conversation with Gabriela Draghici

ABOUT THE ARTIST
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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

GABRIELA DRAGHICI
Visual Artist | Romania

Artist Statement

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.


PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS


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


INTERNATIONAL  EXHIBITIONS


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.