Vali Irina Ciobanu

Vali Irina Ciobanu was born in Valea Popii, Calarasi in 1976 and is a graduate in History of Culture and Religions from the Department of Philosophy of Bucharest.
Vali creates a concept of modernity as an opposite of abstraction, based on some recuperated easel practices of ancient age, some even in the Renaissance and having the spiritual support of a cultured audience.
“She creates her paintings using a very old technique, inspired by that of Leonardo da Vinci. She paints on leather with water colors, binders and hairspray which are specific art objects in themselves.” – Tudor Octavian
Vali Irina Ciobanu has works featured in numerous private collections around the country and abroad, exhibitions both personal and group participation in creative camps.


Her works were presented in several exhibitions at our gallery:


Irina Neacsu

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.

Ramona Pintea

A versatile and ingenious artist who works mostly with oils, with the occasional incursions into acrylic and mixed media. Born in Brasov she studied art and fashion design in London, a city that conquered her through the inspiration of its energy, color and diversity.
Ramona is an artistic graduate from the London Colleage of Fashion (LCF), part of the University of Arts London (UAL).
Her paintings are love stories on canvas, vibrant abstractions of nature and delightful florals. Her works inspire feelings of love, joy and beauty, meant “to transport the viewer on a journey of happiness”. The act of creation is a wild instinct driven by passion, involving a never-ending search for peace and tranquility, perhaps to be found in the shadow of a flower in heaven.




Iulia Toader

Iulia Toader – architect and artist, has been working in interior architecture for 14 years, with experience in renovation in the classical and eclectic domain.
Three years ago, she started exhibiting works of plastic art locally and internationally.
She has a BA in architecture from the University of Architecture Ion Mincu Bucharest and Fuer Baugeschichte Karlsruhe Institute, together with qualifications from the School of Popular Art.




Mirel Vieru

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

The Exhibition “Limit and Evolution” can be visited here.

Ammar Alnahhas

“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.

There is a Mesopotamian touch in his art, those cultural patterns Ammar came with from Syria, which you can discover in his works from our Gallery, presented in “From East to West” exhibition.

More info about the artist, here and here (Romanian article).