Raluca Caragea

Raluca Caragea

Brussels, Belgium

About Raluca Caragea

Fine-art photographer based in Brussels

www.caragearaluca.com

Raluca is a Romanian self-taught visual artist and a fine art photographer now based in Brussels. Her studies in Psychology mixed with the passion for photography and helped her develop a portfolio full of emotion and color. She is still exploring her style and uses photography as a very personal approach to reality, as a method of interpreting and recreating it as she moves through life. Her artworks recreate our days, transforming them into a space of stories and metaphors. They follow different subjects, from portraits to street images, from shots of body parts to conceptual photography or nature.Influenced by dreams, nature, stories, music,she tries to depict the world as an amalgam of symbol. Her portraits want to revive moments full of emotions: shyness, melancholy, fear, innocence, joy. For her, photographs capture situations, persons or symbols we often use in understanding the world. They reconnect the human being with its past as a reminder of what we were.So they could also help us discover what we would like to become. She works with several publishing houses and her images can be seen on different cover books in Puerto Rico, Holland, Romania, UK.

Education

Master in CBT. Sociology - Psychology

Events

2017: 5th March - Artist of the day on Saatchi Art
2016: Honorable Mention - Fine Art/Abstract - Px3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris
Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Other - ND Photography Awards
Featured artist in The Dodho Magazine
Featured artist in The PhotoPhore
Featured artist in Slippery Edge
Featured artist in the Original Works for $1000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage
Featured artist in the Figurative Art for $2000 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage

2015: Honorable Mention in Portrait & Nominee in Fine Art – International Color Awards – 8th edition
Honorable Mention in People: Portrait - ND Photography Awards
Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Abstract - ND Photography Awards
Featured photographer in Adobe Chroma Magazine, 6th issue, March

2014: 2nd prize in Monochrome Photography Awards, Amateur, People Category





Exhibitions

2017: February - March - Group exhibition "Graphic Reality" - Metropolis Art Center, Bucharest
2016: June - October - Exhibited artist at NordArt, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Budelsdorf
Group exhibition - Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award, Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden
2014: January - Group exhibition “Ipostaze urbane – Old city”, Odeon Art Gallery, Odeon Theater, Bucharest
March - Group exhibition “Brief”, Odeon Art Gallery, Odeon Theater, Bucharest
2013: February - March - Group exhibition to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Dana Art Gallery, Odeon Art Gallery, Odeon Theater, Bucharest.
2012: July - B'estfest group exhibition, Arts & Crafts, Bucharest
October - November - Personal exhibition "The Other Faces of Eve", Odeon Art Gallery, Odeon Theatre, Bucharest
2011: September - Group exhibition at EBienale during the “George Enescu” International Music Festival, Palace Hall, Bucharest
October: Group exhibition "Alter Ego" organized by DanaArtGallery in collaboration with the Odeon Theater, Odeon Art Gallery, Bucharest
November - December - Personal exhibition "Feathers and Colors" in collaboration with DanaArtGallery and Andreea Chiru,Odeon Art Gallery, Odeon Theater, Bucharest