Artist of the month: Iulia Toader (Demo)

InterContinental Bucharest and Renaissance Art Gallery continue the series of painting exhibitions to promote young Romanian painters, at the Intermezzo Lobby Lounge, in the hotel lobby. Starting with 1st of November, the talented Iulia Toader will expose „Hide and Seek”, a collection of paintings inspired by childhood.

Iulia Toader, architect and artist, has been working in interior architecture for 14 years, with experience in renovation in the classical and eclectic domain. 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.Three years ago, she started exhibiting her paintings and drawings locally and internationally. Her last exhibition took place at Renaissance Art Gallery and was named  “The Golden Age”.

“Hide and seek” is such a familiar game for all children; epistemologically/scientific speaking, it looks like a behavioral coaching for facing or experiencing the adult world.

Adult human beings belong to complex social systems where ideas, characters, desires, all phenomena of existence, are all pieces in an apparently chaotic game, but with a clear causality, a universe in itself, a game where all phenomena– our perception about objects-  and noumena- the object itself-  are hiding and constantly revealed.

I believe that the beauty of the game resides in that that hiding, mystifying, is a necessary pre-conditioning of finding truth, of revealing (Alithia- Greek meaning of the truth).

I can predict that a series of painting representing children and childhood can invite to a certain calm and relaxation of the preservation instincts, what could be aggressive or disturbing? However, the universe of childhood is always an art work in itself, because it is perceived through the adult eyes, and never directly from the source, because children are in a continuous alpha state, a state of beginning, that dissolute at the moment they are beginning to seize and observe it, leading therefore that they never make credible witnesses.

As an art work, childhood is always a phenomenological reflection of the inner world of the adult observer. A universe that is intentionally evanescent and peaceful, but which at a closer look, hides imminent danger. We are all prisoners in this universe, our own childhood, our children’s’, and it really is the mirror of our own spiritual existence. The hermeneutic circle ! – showing that however, this circular character of interpretation does not make it impossible to interpret a text; rather, it stresses that the meaning of a text must be found within its cultural, historical, and literary context.

For more information on Iulia’s work please contact Oana Visoiu at [email protected] or 0722381325.

“Game Over” oil on canvas, 80x100cm

“A Good Place To Hide”  oil on canvas, 100x80cm.

“The Golden Hour”  acrylic on canvas, 80x80cm

“Holiday Fluo” acrylic on canvas, 80x80cm

“DSO-Dark Morpho” oil on canvas 80x100cm

“DSO-Bloody Jubatus”  oil on canvas 80x100cm

“Nymphette”  60x80cm oil on canvas.

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