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Medeea Namolosanu

„I believe art has the role of managing the relationship between the inner and the outer world, while the aim of the artist is not to explain their experience but to describe it, being an instrument for the soul to explore itself, through every brush stroke, through every thought that accompanies the revealing of the new reality on the canvas. It is a very lively and intimate process, unveiling and enriching and I consider it to be a means more than a purpose.

 

I wish to believe that my art brings the ones who get in contact with it the possibility of uncovering unexpressed or unconscious pieces of their inner selves and that at least part of the emotions emerged from my connection with the canvas are reaching out to them.”

 

Exhibitions:
Two week residency award, Barcelona, Spain

Group Exhibition
D2O Urban Bistro, Bucharest
Words Cabaret Solo Exhibition, Bucharest
Contempora 8 Group Exhibition, Bucharest
Contempora 8 Group Exhibition, Bucharest
Contempora 2 Group Exhibition, Bucharest

Flying between freedom and constraint

Technique:  Mixed media: acrylic on canvas, ropes & paper origami 

Size: 2 canvases x 1.1x 1.1m  + 2 ropes 50cm long & paper birds 

The main raison d’etre for this work revolves around the notion of freedom, inspired by the rationalist philosopher Baruch Spinoza. According to Spinoza’s definition of freedom, a thing is said to be free which exists by the mere necessity of its own nature and is determined in its actions by itself alone. We are not free to the extent that we act because something beyond our control causes us to act. 

The paper birds symbolize the “free” individual, while being engaged into an illusory flight, as even though they exist outside of the restrictive area of the canvases, the ropes, led by the life-giving hands, are limiting their freedom, while being in an interdependent relationship with them. 

The hands represent the creative force: on the one hand constricting and on the other, life-giving, capable of creating multiple possibilities. The hands become a work of art, while being the creator’s main tool. 

Hyperrealism was also a valuable source of inspiration, through not only being about “things” but also ideas, like a camera that magnetizes matters of life and freedom and causing an oversized, artistical reality to invade their public, imposing a new system of values to it.

Guidance
Technique:  Acrylic on canvas

Size: 60×80

The owl has the dual symbolism of darkness and wisdom, with the darkness referring to evil and death. Owls are perceptive creatures because of their wise qualities and nocturnal lifestyles and in this work the owl is present as my spirit animal, representing an ability to see past deceit and illusion. It gives guidance during confusing times and grants the ability to see beyond what others perceive.

Wisdom
Technique: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 60×90 cm

Throughout time and across cultures, the Moon has been one of the most powerful symbols of femininity and wisdom, as the changeable nature of our closest celestial companion and its cycles are beautiful natural rhythms that our bodies and souls respond to, being also a constant of the human experience.

It is the middle ground between the light of the sun and the darkness of night, and thus represents the realm between the conscious and the unconscious. Being connected to its subtle influence provides immense knowledge of our inner selves and I, as a woman, can truly honor life on this earth only by acknowledging the intuitive knowing inherent in my receptive nature.