I am a contemporary artist with a background in architecture, living and working in Lyon, France.
Most of my oeuvre focuses on the city life and urban spaces. In addition, I enjoy applying and developing my skills through the exploration of other genres as florals, landscapes, animals, figuresâ€¦ I work predominantly in oils, but create also works in acrylic, watercolour, ink, pastel and charcoal.
My style is modern impressionist, semi-abstract and in some cases with post-impressionist and expressionist influences. I am fascinated by the explosive textures and the intense chromatic that you can explore and reinvent by working the medium of oil painting. The palette knife oil painting technique that I developed over the years confers expressiveness to my paintings and an amazing three dimensional aspect. It can be seen as a form of textural impressionism, as I use thick layers of oil paint to achieve a vibrant movement in my works.
Regarding the creative process of my work, the main idea can be an emotional impulse, a special moment in my life or a place that particularly touched me.
I love to wander from one city to the next, to discover new places and to revisit the old and then to express these emotional experiences in my paintings. My professional training as an Architect has allowed me to study in depth and to grasp the City subject with all of its complexity. In my urban landscapes I merge the experience of architectural drawing concepts with the freedom, the strength and the energy that Palette Knife Painting allows me to express in a world of tones and colourful hues.
The art, since childhood has always held a fascination for me, being influenced on this path by both my parents- my mother is an architect and my father a professional painter. I began formal painting and drawing lessons at a very early age. I grew up in Bucharest, Romania and graduated from the Fine Arts College N.Tonitza. I continued my studies in Architecture at Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urban Planning in Bucharest. I pursued with a master degree in urban planning in Lyon, France. During this decade, I complemented the architecture studies with live drawing and painting classes. In 2011, I embraced my life-long passion for painting and I returned to a full-time career as an artist. In the period that has followed, I have established a flourishing practice in art, as a painter. My works can be found in numerous private collections throughout the world, in Europe, United States of America, Canada, Australia...
I am member of Maison des Artistes - Paris, the Architects Artists French association Ligne et Couleur and the Taylor Foundation - Paris, France.
If you are interested in purchasing any from my original artwork or have some additional questions, please feel free to email me directly using contact information on my artist FAA website. I am also available for Custom commissioned drawings and paintings. The Watermark of FAA that now appears on each of my work will not show on any finished print.
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