“Incandescent”, a new exhibition by Edith Torony, at the Senso Gallery

On Tuesday, 4 October 2022, starting from 6:30 PM, on the 1st floor of the Senso Gallery in Bucharest (Calea Victoriei 12C), the vernissage of the “Incandescent” personal exhibition by visual artist Edith Torony will be taking place. Originary from Timișoara, where she was awarded both a Bachelor and a Masters Degree from the Faculty of Arts and Design at Universitatea de Vest, Edith Torony will be hosting a new exhibition at the Senso Gallery, after several participations in group exhibitions and a personal exhibition which took place in 2017. With Ana Daniela Sultana as a Curator, the project is part of the visual arts programme conceived by Ana Ștefania Andronic (BUZU), the Artistic Director of the exhibition space, and can be visited between the 4th and the 20th of October 2022, every Monday to Saturday, between 12 and 7 PM.

“Edith Torony created and developed her own artistic practice at a confluence between the figurative and the abstract, her style being recognizable thanks to the energic and intense chromatics (for instance, she uses neon colours) and to elements inspired by pop-art, which she inserts on fantastic backgrounds. Without specifically trying to frame her painting style within one artistic movement or another, the present selection – which, actually, represents the climax of an entire creation stage – might remind of (pop)surrealism. Therefore, in all the displayed works, we encounter some sort of map of a dream, where all the symbolistic is placed as if it were a tarot card, rather than in a sequential-cinematographic style. Regarding the themes she approaches, Edith Torony makes recourse to ‘dialects of the universal symbolic language’, to quote Erich Fromm in relation to that forgotten language of dreams, fairytales and myths, meaning that the artist’s works can be interpreted in different keys, according to the personal experience of each member of the audience. Should we, however, name a distinctive, recurring element, belonging to the artist’s imaginary, which we plentifully find in the exhibition selection, which would be fire. Of course, there would also be clouds, black and white squares, and black and red stripes, placed in a parallel or radial fashion, but fire is the most strongly represented, and, in Edith Torony’s vision, means transformation, recovery, reconstruction.” – Ana Daniela Sultana