17 January – 15 February 2019
Opening: Thursday, January 19th, 2019, 6.00 PM
On Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at 6.00 PM, Estopia Art Gallery announces the inauguration of its venue on 5 Bocșa Street, with the opening of Andrada Feșnic’s exhibition Fractured Realities.
The show brings to the forefront the most recent series of works by Andrada Feșnic, for whom painting is a true experimental field where overlapping layers, the collage effect obtained in a pictorial approach and the carefully orchestrated decomposition of figurative elements define an artistic profile visually marked by the School of Cluj, where the artist comes from, doubled by a highly innovative personal direction.
Cut-outs of reality, or rather jigsaw puzzles that seem to be missing enigmatic pieces: Andrada Feșnic’s canvases invite the viewer into a complicated labyrinth of overlapping realities. The gaze runs from one detail to another and is stunned to discover that the thin crust of the surface conceals a series of new fluid realities, engaged in an endless, almost oneiric game of perspectives.
Reality, Andrada Feșnic believes, is not under the dome of a single truth, and the artist has a duty to simply suggest the tracks the viewer should take, without any predetermined directions. Inner landscapes or spaces of co-existence of memory, dream, utopia, the absurd and what we conventionally call reality: such are the works by Andrada Feșnic. As for the technique of this peculiar visual collage of overlapping spaces, cut out and deriving one from the other, it describes the certainty of an artist that perfectly masters her craft and vision.
Curator: Irina Ungureanu
Andrada Feșnic was born in 1987 in Cluj-Napoca, where she lives and works.
She studied Painting at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, where she earned a BA and, more recently, an MA. In 2015 she studied at the Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London with a scholarship. The art-makers community Centrul de Interes in Cluj‑Napoca housed the artist’s solo show Aftermath in 2018, in A+ Project Space. Andrada Feșnic presented her works in a series of group shows and international projects, including Performing the Unconscious, Freud Museum, London, 2015, during her scholarship at the University of the Arts London.