Raluca Buzura

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Critical References


I attended the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, department ceramic-glass-metal, and then, from 2007, I followed master in the same section. During the studies, my works were in the installation area, participating in various projects and exhibitions. Since 2009, main focus becomes contemporary jewelry design.  My interest in jewelry may also come from the fact that this area has not been given much attention. Frequently, people use to see it only as an over plus brought to the human body, that has a value depending on the material used. Therefore, it was also a challenge to change viewer’s angle and to reveal an alternative, and more precisely that jewelry can be considered a work of art in its own right, having an artistic understanding, concept and message that can cover a wide range of fields. I continued to work by maintaining a preference for ceramic materials, due to the transformation of the material from one state to another: once acquired a certain shape, it can’t return to what it was before. I like to combine seemingly fragile ceramic material with metal hardness or the warmth of a fabric, then to submit the form to compositional experiments that create the most expressive side of my creations. My work is a translation in porcelain of my personal experiences, trying to obliterate these traces during the process by simplifying the boundaries between real and abstract, in a swirl of shapes and texture waterfalls from which are foreseen flashes of gold. The result of these experiences I like to think that is a legacy, a proof of my existence that reflects on the society, making it if not better, at least more beautiful and trying to rekindle the gap between public and art, by presenting a variety of aesthetic shapes and ideas that could remove it from the serial area.




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Personal details

Date of birth: 01/12/1984

Place of birth: Tasnad, Romania

Nationality: Romanian

Currently located in Barcelona

Education

1999-2003, Fine Arts High School “Romulus Ladea” Cluj-Napoca, Decorative Arts – Ceramics

Department

2003-2007, University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, Decorative Arts, Ceramics-Glass-Metal

Department

October 2006-January 2007, Erasmus mobility at University of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland

2007-2009, master, University of Arts and Design Cluj-Napoca, Ceramics-Glass-Metal

Department

Artistic Experience

January 2007 collective exhibition of ceramic installation, Wroclaw, Poland

May 2007 collective exhibition, Architecture Days, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

October 2007 "Interferente" Project, Keramion Museum, Frechen-Koln, Germany

November 2008 Ceramics Biennale, Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

April 2009 "Autor"- Contemporary Jewelry Fair, Carturesti Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

July 2009 collective exhibition, ceramic installation, Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

October 2009 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 2nd edition, French Institute, Bucharest, Romania

November 2009 “Hitchcock. Remise”, personal exhibition, installation, Visual Kontakt Gallery,

Oradea, Romania

May 2010 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 3rd edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

November 2010 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 4th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

April 2011 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 5th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

July 2011 "Pasarela Access", design exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art,

Bucharest, Romania

November 2011 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 6th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

March 2012 collective exhibition, Silver Business Center, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

May 2012 " Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 7th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

May 2012 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest,

Romania

June 2012 "Feeric" Festival, Fashion Show, Sibiu, Romania

October 2012 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 8th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

November 2012 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, National Museum of Contemporary Art,

Bucharest, Romania

April 2013 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 9th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

April 2013 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, Bellagio House, Bucharest,Romania

May 2013 Romanian Contemporary Design Exhibition, European Commission Headquarters,

Bruxelles, Belgium

June 2013 "Feeric" Festival, Fashion Show, Sibiu, Romania

November 2013 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 10th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

November 2013 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, Bellagio House, Bucharest,Romania

February 2014 Inhorgenta Premium Order, International Jewelry Fair, Munich, Germany

May 2014 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 11th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

May 2014 "Avanpremiere", Fashion Show, The One Club, Bucharest Romania

November 2014 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 12th edition, University House, Bucharest, Romania

December 2014 "Marche de Noel", University House, Bucharest, Romania

May 2015 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 13th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

June 2015 "Caolin"- Contemporary Ceramics Fair, 2nd edition, Etnographic Museum, Cluj- Napoca, Romania

October 2015 "Cluj Design Days", collective design exhibition, Tiff House, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

October 2015 "EUNIC"-fashion and design fair, 2nd edition, De Markten Cultural Centre,

Bruxelles, Belgium

November 2015 "Autor" - Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 14th edition, Dalles Hall, Bucharest, Romania

November 2015 "Zain Design Expressions", collective design exhibition / fashion show, Cluj-

Napoca, Romania

March 2016 “Le printemps des potiers”, collective jewelry exhibition, Ravaisou Gallery, Bandol,

France

April 2016 “Autor” – Contemporary Jewelry Fair, 15th edition, Grand Hotel du Boulevard,

Bucharest, Romania

October 2016 “Joya” – Alliages Contest, Santa Monica Arts Centre, Barcelona, Spain November 2016 “SIERAAD ART JEWELRY FAIR”, Gashouder Westergasfabriek , Amsterdam, Netherlands

December 2016 “IRREVERSIBLE”, personal exhibition, Popeye Loves Olive Gallery, Athens,

Greece

April 2017, collective exhibition, Lijn 3 Gallery, Hofstede, Netherlands

April 2017 “LOOT: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY”, jewelry art fair, Museum of Art and Design, New York,

United States of America

July 2017 “WHERE THE ALMOND TREES AND WIND MILLS ARE”, personal exhibition, Bot – Terra

Alta, Spain

November 2017 “SIERAAD ART JEWELRY FAIR”, Gashouder Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam,

Netherlands

Publications and reviews

Suitcase Magazine London, 2013, p.161

Etiquette Magazine, September 2014, cover

Goldschmeide Zeitung Hamburg, image of the month section, March 2015, p.16

Le Vif Weekend Bruxelles, October 2015, p.26 http://www.dreamingof.net/fantastic-world-of-jewellery-raluca-buzura-designer/ Le Printemps des potiers, March 2016, image of the event

https://www.facebook.com/269633459796638/photos/a.269657516460899.62105.2696334597

96638/964619616964682/?type=3&theater

New Necklaces by Nicolas Estrada, March 2016, cover

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/8416504083/klimt0200-20