“I always had an inner struggle with myself in terms of art. Art is made to live, to feel. I feel through art that I have fulfilled my ideal.Through painting I see beyond the limits of the existential, I see everything. I discover mysteries and create new ones. That means ART!”"
Carmen Cecilia Rusu is an artist born in Dej and has recently established herself in the field through numerous painting exhibitions in which she has actively participated. Since 2014, the artist has rekindled her childhood passion, namely painting, and has, to date, taken part in 46 national exhibitions and 168 international exhibitions spanning Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Portugal, Spain, Germany, England, Switzerland, France, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, and the U.S.A. Furthermore, she has held four personal exhibitions in Florence, Italy, and Turda, Cluj, Romania.
Throughout her exhibitions, Carmen Cecilia Rusu consistently introduces new works and fresh perspectives. Each time, she presents a different theme and stylistic approach, yet there exists a common thread that unites all her artworks. Whether through her unique approach to texture and painterly materials or her ability to infuse images with a certain compelling force, she strives to translate subjects into a pictorial language and convey the energy inherent in the materials.
To gain a deeper understanding of her artistic world, one can consider the following statement regarding her work: "Indeed, her works are atypical, and I believe her success can be attributed to the absolutely original and unmistakable style, characterized by the interplay of colors, where one hue is based on another—a chromatic tandem rich in symbolism." - Felicia Racean
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist