Ediorials - Interview with Bianca Ioniță
Can you tell us a few words about the beginning of your artistic career? Which teachers have helped guided you / supported you?
I don`t know exactly how it all started, I was born in Oltenita, a small town close to Bucharest. And because I had spare time, I looked for activities that would inspire me. Paiting was one of them, and then dancing. Like most girls, I loved to create clothing designs, but I was also trying to copy as many elements of reality as possible. I remember that I took a one year class, but because I got too busy at school I gave it up later. When it was time to decide what high school to opt for, I started thinking about it more seriously. At 14, I took tuition with the only known teacher in town. Her name is Ioana Turculet. My sister suggested Tonitza High School, which seems to have been the best choice for me. There I have met a lot of people wtih whom I had a lot of things in common, and exceptional teachers who provided me with the basis knowledge and to whom I am very grateful. I studied Painting as a main subject, and my teacher was Ileana Dragomirescu. She did a lot for us. In the summer, we used to go to Cumpatu, at George Enescu`s home. We had numerous exhibitions. Our Class Master was the History of Arts teacher, Mihaela Buliga. Each time I travel I remember what I have learnt back then. She taught the only subject for which students were really studying hard. I liked Modeling as well, being able to work with space and with three-dimensional shapes. We had several teachers, Mr Breaza, Mr Curcan, and in Sketching we had Mr Eugen Cubassa. I feel that I have been protected in that enviornment from the post - revolution realtiy, from all that transition period. At The University of Arts, I had as teachers Mr George Moscal and Mr Petru Lucaci.
Why painting and not something else?
Painting is the only way in which I can truly relax. It captivates me, it requires all my attention, and the final results are bringing me satisfaction.
Wich style do you think suits you th emost? Is there an artist or an artistic trend that influence your art?
I am still looking for my style. I like different paintings created by various artists. I am inspired by contemporary trends or works from the history of arts such as Lucian Freud, Cuck Close, but I generally like to be original and transpose compositions that come from my own experience. Each trend has its meaning...I can resonate both with abstract arts as well as the figurative one.
What is your favorite theme? What inspires you most?
Amongst the first subjects that I painted, there were themes linked to the human being. Then I moven on from this subject and I became fascinated by structures, both the natural and the artificial ones. The sceneries I paint are usually urban, relfecting the envionrment that we live in, with blocks, crossroads and cars. Now I am working on some structures from the acvatic world.
Do you use several techniques or do you prefer a specific one? Does it happen to you to stop and re-touch a painting or do you just finalise it following a pre-established theme?
Generally, I work with oil on canavas, in various series/ attempts through which I develop upon a certain subject. I happen to work on more paintings at the same time. Because they requires various levels of detail, I redo them all the time.
What is your opinion of the Romanian contemporary art and of young artists? Do you think you can live from making art these days?
I haven`t followed the trend closely lately, I formed my own opinion, but time does not allow me to focus on this. It appears that Art is going in a better direction. I trust young artists, but believe being in a comfort zone can be dangerous. When doing arts, you have to dedicate yourself to it completely.
I believe you can remain in the Arts area on the theoretical side, in education. For me, courses were important as they helped me developed a lot, I expanded my plastic vocabulary. The fact that I have a job gives me freedeom. In my artistic projects, I have no restrictions. I find it difficult to adapt to public and to trends.
Tell us a little bit about your most important exhibition. What are your future plans?
I can`t really create a top. What criteria could I be using to evaluate them? Space? Number of painings? Based on the raction they generated? For me each exhibition is important and I try hard to make them be the best that I can. My first personal exhibition was at the National Opera. I managed to fill walls on two floors with my paintings. One of the exhibtions was at the Metropolis Centre. It was the reult of a 6 years` long research.
What is your opinion of the fact that certain painters prefer to tackle trends that are ‚in fashion` and don`t go on their own path?
I believe it is good either way. The important thing is how you create your works, their quality and that they represent you, they convey an idea. It is good to be current, to represent your society that you live in. Each person has their own belief. I don`t like juding other people. What matters the most is the attitude with which you approach the problem. I don`t take myself too seriously, I like to approach my work with a sense of humour. I want my art to relax the others.
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