Vali Irina Ciobanu
- Elysium – Emotions
- Danube Delta – Strength Through Fragility
- Visual Histories Around the World- From Map to Art
Irina Neacsu is a designer and botanical artist ASBA. Her work includes various projects, from painting and graphics, to art teaching, applied art and interior design.
In the home&déco sector, she became an international brand exhibiting in various fairs and design events across Europe.
Her main collections focus on bespoke upholstery and accent seating furniture, crafted with textile collage and digital print. Irina works on both old and new furniture, restoring and personalizing items in the specific needs of her clients. Her design collections include home accessories and furniture, from unique to small series.
In painting and graphics, her fascination about botanical subjects becomes the main theme, that she carries from classical to abstract in various techniques. Her work focuses both on portraying the beauty of flowers, and their ephemeral charm and mortality. The naturalistic painting and intense observation lead Irina’s work through various expression, such as classical botanical illustration, ink and graphic works, abstract and surrealistic oil painting. She delivers also upon request, adapting her work to specific projects.
2017 –Buchrest, Romania – Renaissance Art Gallery, Painting Exhibition
2017 – Buchrest, Romania – RDW, Romanian Design Week, Graphics
2017 – Bremen, Germany – expozitie de carte de artist
2017 – Liverpool, UK – targ de carte de artist
2016 – Bucuresti, Romania – Galeria Galateca – expozitie de design
2015 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Luna de design
2015 – Paris, Franta – Maison&Objet
2014 – Paris, Franta – Maison&Objet
2014 – Florenta, Italia – expozitie de grup
2013 – Graz, Austria – Luna de design
2013 – Florenta, Italia – Saptamana de design
The works from her exhibition “From botanical to abstract” & “The Book of Moods”can be seen here.
Mirel Vieru is a young painter born in Băileşti, Romania in 1980, who graduated in 2004 the University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Painting Degree.
Mirel is part of the generation of artist from Cluj (“Cluj School”) promoted in the last years by the Belgian Gallery “Mie Lefevre”, which had an important role in promoting the “Cluj School”.
He was colleague with Adrian Ghenie, another established painter outside Romania, Adrian Ghenie was in the last year of University when Mirel started it.
Adrian Ghenie and other Cluj painters (Mircea Suciu, Serban Savu or Marius Bercea) were among the first artists who had access to the art galleries from the West of Europe or North America, helping the Cluj school of painting to become known and helping the new generations of painters like Mirel Vieru to be related to the phenomenon of the figurative painting recognized internationally and to the story of “Cluj School”.
- 2000 – 2004 University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Painting Degree
- 2004 – 2006 University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Painting Master Studies
- 2006 – Athens’ School of Fine Arts, Erasmus Scholarship
- 2006 – 2009 PhD Visual Arts
- PhD Thesis: Study on Everyday Life in the Twentieth Century Art / Studiul vietii cotidiene in secolul al 20lea
- 2011 – Painting PhD Degree
- 2004 – Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca
- 2004 Group Exhibition – Casa Tranzit, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- 2006 Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca
- 2007 Free Entry, The Art Museum of Cluj-Napoca
- 2011 Casa Matei, University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca
- 2013 Group Exhibition – The Palace of Parliament/ Palatul Parlamentului, Bucharest, Romania
- 2015 Lines and limits/ Linii si limite – Mie Lefevre Gallery, Gent, Belgium
“Each person has two countries” – is Ammar Alnahhas statement now that he has relocated to Romania, coming originally from the ancient, beautiful and historic country – today divided by civil war – of Syria.
Upon coming to Romania, he started to find his own ways of expressing his feelings, through painting and sculpture.
He has manage to find a very good welcome in Bucharest: already January 2, 2013, and appreciation trough a reputed critic appeared: Artindex remarked him.
Through his many exhibitions since his arrival in Bucharest, Ammar has become much-appreciated by collectors. His art, in private collections from Europe to the Orient, does not change the way Ammar lives. He creates with honesty and he has remained modest in his sole.