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MIRELA MOSCU :


DESCRIPTION OF SILENCE


EXHIBITION : 4 - 17 JUNE

PRIVATE VIEW :  5 JUNE 6PM


OPENING TIMES :

TUE - SAT : 11AM - 6PM

SUN : BY APPOINTMENT

Mirela Moscu, installation view

Mirela Moscu is a true painters painter. She works on an idea by making repetitive drawings and gouaches on the same subject, mostly from memory: figures on the bank of a river, figures sleeping in nature, woods, forests, dreamy landscapes. These ideas become starting points for her larger paintings. Vegetal elements such as leaves, flowers and other plants start to emerge, firstly as a pretext for gestural painting, later developed into a repetitive element that establishes the mood in most of her works.
 
Often derived from myth and folklore, words and meanings play a very important part in Mirela’s work and some of the pieces are loaded with the additional significance their individual titles bestow. Human figures also appear — usually the figure of a boy, perhaps a symbol of innocence — overlapped with other human and animal (feline) ''traces'' such as a skull shape or a single eye inconspicuously placed on an aloe or similar leafy plant.  Moscu’s colour palette is mostly cold, moody green blues, pale sunrise dreamy colours often conveying a mysterious other worldly aura to her works. The narrative lies somewhere between the fairy-tale and the cinematic, never too far away from traditional painting yet with a very individual contemporary voice and approach.



Mirela Moscu lives and works in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Born in Sibiu, Romania she graduated with an MA from the University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Fine Art Department and was a finalist of the Gilchrist Fisher Award in 2014, UK. Previous exhibitions include The Moist, Half-Open Darkness of the Leaves, Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2017, Being Mountains, Being Seas, Lateral ArtSpace, 2017, Polished Honesty, Centrul Artelor Vizuale Multimedia, Bucharest, Romania, 2016, The Quiet Corner, Lateral ArtSpace, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2016, Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, Germany 2012, Junge Rumanische Kunstlerlnnen, Prisma Gallery, Bolzano, Italy, 2011, Don't get mad bro, Point Contemporary, Bucharest, Romania 2009.