AVRAM anamaria

 

Statement

Annamaria Avram - self-expression

My work concentrates on themes related to human existence: material and spiritual change, perception of time, life and death, origin and birth, self-questioning, femininity and history, tradition, faith and modernity.
Reflecting the unconscious, the works aim to transform the familiar image of order, dimension, space or time into iconographic images, into mystical "created realities".
In the magical realistic portraits, still lifes, interiors, scenes or landscapes, realized in an Old Masters style, I play with quotations, signs and symbols and I interpret them in a contemporary way alongside surrealistic elements.
The conceptual side of my projects is important, so I like to bring together different mediums like painting, mixed media, installation and video.

Vita
1978 born in Constanta / Romania, lives and works in Leipzig
since 2018 Cooperation with Gallery FLOX
since 2015 Studio in the Leipzig Cotton Spinning Mill / Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei
   
EDUCATION/STUDIES  
   
2009 - 2013 Doctoral Studies // The Unconventional in Contemporary Fine Arts "George Enescu" University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Iaşi, Romania
1997-2002 Bachelor- National University of Arts Bucharest, Romania - Faculty of Applied Arts and Design // Monumental Art (Wall Painting), Icon Painting
Exhibitions (Biennials/Fairs/Solo and Group)
BIENNIALS  
   
2012 Decorative Arts biennial – Parliament Pallace – Bucharest, Romania
2011 Pintor Laxeiro biennial – ”Ramon Maria Aller” Museum – Lalin-Pontevedra, Spain
2004/2008 The Myths and Legends of My People balkan quadrinnale – Stara Zagora Art Gallery- Bulgaria
2005/2007 The World Lasts Because It Laughs Humour and Satire Biennial – Gabrovo, Bulgaria
   
FAIRS  
   
2018/2019 Affordable Art Fair Hamburg with FLOX Gallery, Germany
2018/2019 Discovery Art Fair Frankfurt with FLOX Gallery, Germany
   
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
SELECTION
 
   
2018 "Stille/Silence" – Josef Filipp Gallery, Spinnerei – Leipzig, Germany
2017 "Transcendens.In Between Speculations" – Adahan Gallery – Istanbul, Turkey
2017 "KUNSTKONZIL #24" – Showroom of ARTAe Galerie Leipzig, Germany
2017 "Daily Reveries" – Tiny Griffon Gallery – Nürnberg, Germany
2015 "In / Side / Out Destiny" – LIA / Spinnerei – Leipzig, Germany
Destiny In Absence – LIA / Spinnerei – Leipzig, Germany
2014 "Senzitiv" – Art Gallery Constanța, Romania
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
SELECTION
 
   
2016 "Was soll ins Museum" – KunstvereinGRAZ, Regensburg, Germany
2015 "Suddenly / Sometimes" – LIA / Spinnerei – Leipzig, Germany
2014 "The Art of Being Many" – Kampnagel – Hamburg, Germany
2014 "I am woman" – Casoria Contemporary Art Museum – Naples, Italy
2013 "Temporal Perceptions" – Palatul Voievodal Curtea Veche – Bucharest, Romania
2012 "Constanța Caz 012" – Visual Art Center – Bucharest, Romania
2011 "X Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional" – ”Jose Casal” Auditory – Vila de Cruces, Spain
2009 "Dolores collective installation" – Montmartre City Hall – Paris, France