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Under my skin VIII (3) Drawing

Catalin Ilinca


Drawing, Conte on Paper

Size: 11.8 W x 15.7 H x 0.2 D in

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This artwork belongs to my "under my skin" series. I really enjoy working on this series, because it's very offering to me. On the conceptual level, it's like playing with two types of creation - the human body as a divine creation and the tattoos as an ancient human creation. On the visual level, I approach the beauty of the woman's body and the tattoo drawings as two complementary or opposite elements, depending on the composition. In some artworks, the tattoos are very subtle and their role is to emphasize even more the beauty and the fragility of the woman's body. While in others, on the contrary, the tattoo drawings look more harsh and they play the same counterpoint to the finesse of the body. - original drawing on board - gouache, pencil, collage (colored glass pebbles, paillettes) on board - the colours may look different on other devices/ screens

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Drawing:Conte on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11.8 W x 15.7 H x 0.2 D in

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fragments from an interview given to ARTDEX: // What motivates you to create? // I'm a very creative person, so I just create! It's in my nature, I simply can't imagine life otherwise. If I didn't paint or draw, I would definitely write or compose music, or I would make my own movies. // Tell us about your artistic style? // Most of my works are figurative, but I also have an abstract landscapes series. Generally speaking, what we call abstract painting could fall into various genres or categories, but my tryout in this field could be labeled as lyrical abstract. While my work in the figurative area could be simply associated to contemporary realism or contemporary figurative. I've always been a very versatile artist, I've experienced a lot of different insights and perspectives, I've embraced various styles or genres, depending on my inner evolution and on the faces of my evolution as an artist. At some point in this evolution, I've even felt like creating a new style, a style which I called Magic Expressionism. It's about a series of compositions that remind of the surrealistic current, as I put together elements that have could suggest an oneiric state, but, at the same time, personal manner and the visual expression I used set them apart. // Does creating art help you heal? // Definitely, yes! Both at a personal level and as an artist. I'm going through a metamorphic process right now. And it's not so simple :) It has its ups and downs, but I'm happy and enjoying it, because I feel I'm on the right track. I don't care how long it will take and how hard it can get anymore, it will probably take me a life time. I've progressively realized that all of my convictions and principles, the image I had of myself, what I thought my personality was like, all these were mainly external programs or patterns I had assimilated during my childhood, from school, family, environment. Many years, I thought that an artist's soul should be torn by a constant inner turmoil and disappointment regarding the present. I thought that frustration was the source and the propeller of creativity. I was wrong and this belief brought me confusion and unhappiness. I'm finally happy I could clear my perspective and realize that being on the dark side is a false and pointless way. I'm glad that people can see now the beauty, the serenity, the inner light in my paintings. I have the feeling that my artworks are always one step ahead of me.

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