STANCIU Livia Doina

EDUCATION

  • University of Fine Arts (UNARTE), Bucharest, 2016-2019
  • Art School, Bucharest: 2014-2017

 

EVENTS

  • Aug 2018: Won the Third Place to “2018 All Abstraction” competition (by Contemporary Art Gallery Online) with “Tapestry” (see bottom of CV)
  • Aug 2017: Won the Third Place to “2017 All Weather of the Seasons” competition (by Contemporary Art Gallery Online) with “Seasons’ Crossroads” (see bottom of CV)
  • Feb 2015: Participated at the Contemporary Art Auction organized by Artmark (art gallery & auction house) for Bucharest Stock Exchange Annual Event, with the artwork “The Sphinx”. The artwork was donated to the benefit of OvidiuRo NGO

 

EXHIBITIONS

  • June 2018: Group Exhibition (2nd semester) of the Painting Class of Professor Mihai Sarbulescu, UNARTE (University of Fine Arts, Bucharest)
  • January 2018: Group Exhibition (1st semester) of the Painting Class of Professor Mihai Sarbulescu, UNARTE (University of Fine Arts, Bucharest)
  • Sep-Oct 2017: “Contrasts”, Pullman Hotel, Bucharest (Group Exhibition, organized by Elite Prof Art Gallery)
  • June 2017: “Windows to the world”, Russian Center for Culture and Science, Bucharest (Group Exhibition, organized by the School of Art, Bucharest)
  • June 2017: “Spring”, Group Exhibition (2nd semester) of the Painting Class of Professor Mihai Sarbulescu, UNARTE (University of Fine Arts, Bucharest)
  • January 2017: Group Exhibition (1st semester) of the Painting Class of Professor Mihai Sarbulescu, UNARTE (University of Fine Arts, Bucharest)
  • July 2015: “Contemporary Art”, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bucharest (Group Exhibition, organized by Elite Prof Art Gallery)
  • Nov 2014: “Autumn emotion”, History and Archaeology Museum, Piatra Neamt, Romania (Group Exhibition organized by Artout)

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

Wherever it may take me, I only wish to express on canvas all the images and feelings that surround me.

I paint things that I like and things that move me.

I would be very happy if my paintings offered​ to the viewer a glimpse of the beauty and emotion that inspired me to make them.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

I am fascinated by shapes and colors, the kaleidoscope of the sky and earth, as well as the living world. I also enjoy experimenting with various subjects and techniques. But most often, I find that my style flows naturally from the subject matter and from my state of mind in the moment.

I paint those things which stir me. My main sources of inspiration are nature and my travels: places where I’ve been, thoroughly felt with all my senses, and stored as both memory and emotion (most often by taking my own pictures). Seeing such images again always transports me back in time and brings back sensations to life. When I relive emotions in this way, I can project onto the canvas a fragment of my journey and a moment in the existence of faraway places and beings. I start from an idea, but the painting transforms as I remember it, and ultimately develops a life of its own.

In this process, medium and technique adapt to sensation and emotion. Whether I use the brush or the painting knife depends on whether the memory is sharp and clear, or hazy and mysterious. While my favorite medium is oil painting, I occasionally revert to watercolor or acrylic, when the subject or viewer perspective demands it. For my oil paintings, I use both the brush and the painting knife, in either wide or fine strokes, and in overlapping layers.

SHORT BIO

I was born and raised in Craiova, a town in southwest Romania. I have lived in Bucharest since 1980.

I have an Electrical Engineering MSc and a Telecom PhD from Politehnica University in Bucharest. I started my career as a computer engineer and later assistant professor at Politehnica University, but I changed fields and joined the corporate world in the ’90s. I obtained an MBA in Finance from Université du Québec à Montréal, and went on to hold senior management roles in a leading telecom provider, in Romania and abroad, for almost 15 years. Then I was co-owner and director of Geoterm PDC SRL for about 5 years and lately scientific researcher at the National Institute for Telecom.

I have devoted myself to painting since 2013. After learning the basics on my own, I enrolled at the School of Art in Bucharest, from which I graduated in 2017. I am currently a student at the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest, majoring in Painting (2019).

My art can be found in private collections in Romania, Italy or United Stated.

 

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livia stanciu Alone on the beach

Alone on the beach

livia stanciu Boats at Playa Celestun

Boats at Playa Celestun

Study of The rocks at Etretat

Study of The rocks at Etretat

 

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livia stanciu Chitchat on a Hot Day

Chitchat on a Hot Day

Chitchen Itza Pyramid

Chitchen Itza Pyramid

2 Gazing through Time

Gazing through Time

 

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3 Stairway

Stairway

livia stanciu Piercing Golden Sky

Piercing Golden Sky

livia stanciu Peristyle in Antigua

Peristyle in Antigua

 

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livia stanciu Midday Light

Midday Light

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livia stanciu Orchids Dance

Orchids Dance

livia stanciu A Moment in Space

A Moment in Space

livia stanciu Dancers in the night

Dancers in the night

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7 Ramuri

Ramuri

7 SanJuan Chamula

SanJuan Chamula

7 Yellow Forsythia

Yellow Forsythia

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8 SeasonsCrossroads

SeasonsCrossroads

8 Ruins Tikal

Ruins Tikal

8 Siesta Barrio Viejol

Siesta Barrio Viejol

 

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9 Fireworks Apricot Tree

Fireworks Apricot Tree

9 Forsythia

Forsythia

9 Mayan Rubies Palenque

Mayan Rubies Palenque

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11 Soft Light

Soft Light

11 Green Beach

Green Beach

10 Into Gorge Sumidero

Into Gorge Sumidero

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