ECHOES OF ROMANIA
An Alianta Project
Virtual Exhibit- April 2017
In celebration of Alianta’s Gala 2015 Mediums exhibition at the Organisation of American States building in Washington, DC, the first online installment of RAMA, Alianta’s new arts initiative, features works by Mediums artists on the theme: “Echoes of Romania.”
In the spirit of Mediums, which offered a sampling of various mediums and techniques, the art of this virtual show ranges from works on paper to monumental sculpture and from photography to digital art.
The selected “echoes of Romania” are diverse thematically as well. Some works are either images of Romania, such as Cris Orfescu’s photographs of the Danube Delta, or creative collages of quotes from Romanian culture, such as Ionut Radulescu’s graphic design and illustrations for the Romanian magazine DOR (Decat O Revista). Other works engage with the theme indirectly, through visualizations of feelings related to Romania, including Patrick Mateescu’s monumental sculpture titled Column for My Homeland, Manuela Holban’s Crepuscular – a “portrait” of dusk in Romania, as experienced and recalled by the artist.
Curator: Sonia Coman-Ernstoff
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Manuela is a visual artist that lives and works in Maryland. She is represented by Gallery Chiz (Pittsburgh, PA), Pierogi 2000 (Brooklyn, NY), Muse Gallery (Columbus, OH), and Maria Pestana (Madrid, Spain).
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Patrick is a sculptor and ceramist that lives and works in New Jersey. He is a versatile artist with work that ranges from small-scale cast porcelain to large-scale stoneware monuments.
He displayed his public art in numerous locations worldwide, including the UCLA campus and outdoor venues in multiple Romanian cities (Bucharest, Galati, Mangalia, Targu Mures, Bistrita Nasaud, etc.).
Cris is a scientist and multimedia artist that lives and works in Los Angeles, California. For more than 30 years he has been perfecting a new art form, NanoArt, which merges science and art through innovative uses of technology.
Cris’s images of Romania are travel photographs that reflect a documentary impulse and a keen sense of attention to changing colors and light effects.
Max is a visual artist that lives and works in New York, formerly an architect.
Max’s images are digital paintings that were not based on, or inspired by, photographs. They evoke a deeply felt and cherished childhood experience.
Ionut is a designer and illustrator that lives and works in New York City. He has a MA in Arts Illustration and Graphic Design from SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). He has worked as a designer with agencies such as Pearlfisher, Prophet, Kayser-Roth, and the Frye Company.