SENSO Gallery at the ART SAFARI 2017 Fair, the 4th edition

In the period 25 – 28 May, WE WELCOME YOU to the Kretzulescu Galleries (45 Calea Victoriei next to the National Museum of Art of Romania) where, SENSO Gallery will participate and promote the works of the artistAna Stefania Andronic BUZU.

On this occasion, the #motion blur art album was launched, a project made with the support of the FILDAS Art Foundation and of Catena Group, through the “Catena pentru Arta” (“Catena for Art”) Programme, a volume which contains works of the artist.

„(…) Visual information and text information…. News and graffities, videos and gadgets, videograms and revolt. An ongoing flow, a stream which cannot be contained with the neurons or with the eyes, or with the heart, from which individual extraction/withdrawal becomes less likely with every day that passes. The inflow of information turns into jamming, and it loses its aesthetic value and its informational value – a constant “hum” which taints a person’s course. A fog which spoils the outlook and mitigates fake news, as well as the advances of medicine and the latest trends in fashion. Reduced to “motion blur”, perception withdraws inwards, to phantasies and phantasms which the exterior environment has not yet influenced, but this is the next step, the next stage: exterior jamming is internalized. How much and what remains of dreams and reveries? – Cristi Marculescu, film critic.

An event of a unique scale in Romania, the Bucharest Art Pavilion – Art Safari 2017, organized by the Art Society Cultural Centre, Foundation is an annual event intended for Romanian and regional art, „with an emphasis upon its recent evolutions, where galleries of contemporary art from Romania, as well as from the International scene, are invited to exhibit”.

The 4th edition will be held in the period 19 May – 18 June 2017, at the Kretzulescu Galleries, where the Central Exhibition can also be visited, curated by Wim Waelput – the manager of the Contemporary Art Centre from Ghent (Belgium). At ART SAFARI, a complex educational programme has been prepared, including conferences, artist presentations, as well as book launches for the lovers of art.

The SENSO Gallerywill be present through the artist Ana Stefania Andronic BUZU (at her third participation in ART SAFARI) in the exhibition area where the most important Romanian and international galleries of contemporary and modern art are invited to exhibit. Ana Stefania Andronic BUZU‘s personal exhibitions from the past six years, as well as her participations in international fairs “have investigated new modes of expression in figurative painting, evolving towards a complex decorativism, impregnated by symbols and graphic suggestions”.

Ana Stefania Andronic is a young artist with an inexhaustible imagery, difficult to categorize, which carries the playfulness of shapes and that of logos into a place of buoyant magic. The oneiric pomp, with the sounds and the reverberations of travelling back in time, the sensations, the flavours and the candours forging metaphors are present everywhere, carving, at times ineffably, at other times with a disquieting lyricism, a world which moves under the laws of a personal scenography (…)” – Iolanda Malamen, 2017

Ana Stefania Andronic BUZU has been a member of the Visual Artists’ Union of Romania since 2014, she attended the graphics courses of theNicolae Tonitza” High School of Art and the National University of Arts in Bucharest – the Faculty of Visual Arts, where she had Mircia Dumitrescu as mentor. She chose the Graphics section because she was a fan of cartoons from as early as elementary school and she found in professor Mircia Dumitrescu a mentor with great understanding for “whims” of his disciples.

Between 2010 and now, she has been the protagonist of several personal exhibitions (of digital art, fashion design, decorative art) at the Sofitel Galleries (2009), the Palace of the Parliament 2011), the National Military Circle (2010), Helios – Timisoara (2012-2013), Chrom – Bochum, Germany (the works of ample dimensions, presented in the UV version, were the object of an artistic experiment which it presented to the European public as a premiere, 2013), Imbold – Bucharest(2013), Grand – Hotel Marriott (2014), the National Library of Romania(2014), Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.), Essen (2014 and 2015), Art Safari – Bucharest (2015 si 2016), Graphic Exhibition – Perceptions- Carturesti-Verona (2017)

Among the group exhibitions in which she was present with works, we make mention of the following: AnimafilmBucharest (with animation works, 1996), the ARTEXPO – TNB Gallery (2004), the National Military Circle (Contest-Exhibition “Marina” – 2nd prize 2010 and 1st prize 2011), the Museum of History – Targoviste (2010), AVANPREMIERE – Fashion and Life Style Festival, „Parada marilor branduri de mod” (“The Great Fashion Brands Parade”) (Club The ARK, 2010), UAP Exhibition – Grafica 2015 – Bucharest – Caminul Artei (2015), the International Art Salon – Grounds – the Palace of the Parliament Romania – Brancusi Hall. The International Competition of Eminescian visual and lyrical creation, the 6th edition from Iasi, Art Safari – Bucharest, and Arts in Bucharest, with the theme IN-VARIABLE, the 7th edition (2016) et al.

She participated with works in Biennials from Bucharest Arad, Targoviste, Timisoara and Buzau, as well as in other group exhibitions, among which, in 2014, the Temeiuri (Grounds) – Salon Graphics Salon of UAP (the Union of Romanian Artists). Also in 2014, she participated, through the Senso Gallery in the Contemporary Art Fair from Ruhr – Contemporary Art Ruhr, Essen, Germany, where she also came back in 2015, a year in which she also participated in theArt Safari Fair from Bucharest. She came back to exhibit here in 2016 as well, and in this year, she was also present at the Temeiuri (Grounds)  the Graphics Salon of UAP, as well as in theInternational Competition of Eminescian visual and lyrical creation, the 6th edition from Iasi. In September 2016, one of her works was selected for the event “ARTE in BUCURESTI” (“Arts in Bucharest”) with the theme IN-VARIABLE, the 7th edition. In 2016, she also launched a colouring book for adults, “IMAGINARIUM”. She completed a wide range of orders for offices of institutions and for the first Cine-Cafe (Senso Cine Cafe).