Cristina Stef

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Manimals 1

Manimals 2

In this exhibition of surrealistic images, Cristina Stef presents works of mixed media, all as demanding as they are inherently dynamic. Each canvas records her attempts to debate the matter of identity and the struggle with fitting in. Relying heavily on the element of surprise and deliberate non sequitur, she leaves evidence of her own emotions and perceptions. An obvious observation is a difference of gender she expresses through body language: her female forms are controlled, withdrawn, and self-protective while her male forms are more open and self-confident. Along with their compelling social comment, these works are visually arresting and compositionally strong; their proportions and balance are as significant as their theme.

In 2001, Stef attended Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania. Following the 2003/2004 workshop "Ateliers croisee", Ecole Regionale des Beaux Artes, Nantes, France, she studied at Graphics, Art and Design University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and is presently attending Stockholm University. Her works have been exhibited in Chicago, IL, US, Cluj Napoca, Romania, Nantes, France, and Linkoping, Sweden. Her works were published for the 2005 International Biennial of Small Print - Dry point (catalogue), Museum of Art, Cluj Napoca, Romania.


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