This is the latest series of paintings I made based on Friboy’s drawings. They are all animals, which are my favourites of all his drawings. I love his minimalist lines and graphic design, they remind me of Keith Haring’s style and they allow me to work with details without overdoing it.
These are my latest commissioned glass paintings, 50×40 cm. The first is called Elysian flowers and second is Rosa Rolanda backstage.
We organized this exhibition with the purpose of funding Friboy’s school ski camp this year. I made about 37 paintings on glass, all based on his drawings. Café de l’Ancienne Gare hosted this exhibition, also to the benefit of the children. We sold almost all of the paintings and managed to cover the costs for his entire class.
Hand embroidery on antique homespun fabric, some of the designs are created by me after extensive research of ethnic textiles and semiotics.
I haven’t written about this before here, but my interest in art started with ethnic clothing and not painting. I started collecting folk dress items many years ago. I have exhibited some of my Romanian folk costumes in Fribourg. See below some of the photos.
Here is a selection of my woodwork throughout the years. It is the first medium I have painted on since I started making art.
Illustrations inspired by cultures and mythology around the world
Mixed media, oil and embroidery on canvas
Paintings on glass based on my son’s and other children’s drawings