|I was always irresistibly attracted by the arts and I began to sing, paint
and play instruments from an early age, in my native Transylvania.
My teachers and family encouraged me to study at a musical school but, a
few years later, in high school, I switched to the Fine Arts.
For the rest of my life, music and fine arts intertwined in my creativity.
I graduated from the National University of Arts in Bucharest - at that time
named the Fine Arts Institute "Nicolae Grigorescu" - a six years classical
university program, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramic
design and art theory classes.
In parallel, I was continuing my musical education in the concert halls.
Those were the days...
After graduation, I left the communist Romania.
My first solo show was mentioned in a prestigious magazine but I was
disappointed about how my wok was misunderstood by an art journalist I
never knew. This was my first warning about the intruders the art world
is full of.
Settled in Canada, I completed my knowledge of art theory and got a
Master Degree in Art History at Université de Montréal.
Gradually, I became detached from the physical object, and I left my
sculptures to disintegrate in the nature, like an old chapter of my life.
A new chapter started with the digital image processing, by the end of the
last century. This change allowed me to bring back what I felt was
missing in my vocabulary - the music world. I don't compose music but I
bring in other musician's creations to inspire and structure my art.
I needed an alternative space to present my work without the limiting
institutional and commercial constraints of a gallery. Web exposure
became the permanent and exclusive media, where my projects are
shared with the world. Other than this site, I expose my work on Vimeo,
Instagram and YouTube.
To me, art is a way of life, not a career. "Ghost artists” as myself are
minimalist communicators, manifested publicly only by their creative
concepts. My art focuses on the essence, the inner world by combining
music, visual arts and technology.