“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!”
Romanian Artist, Carmen Cecilia Rusu was born in 1970 in Dej and has recently affirmed herself in the field of Fine Art after participating in multiple painting exhibitions. Although Cecilia had a passion for drawing and painting from a young age, lately her vision has become a lot more abstract.
A very lively person, Cecilia always casts light and joy around her. These emotional states are reflected in her artwork, especially through the colors she uses. The was an 18-year-long period of time in which she only paid occasionally. Suddenly in 2013 she decided to take up a course titled "Drawing with the right hemisphere." This experience led to a realization of how much time had gone lost all those years that she had not been painting as often. A year later she took up more courses where she had her first contact with acrylic paint. From that moment on it became her favorite technique and she decided that painting must become again one of her priorities.
Since 2014, Cecilia Rusu has returned to her childhood passion, namely painting, participating to date in 32 national exhibitions and 136 international shows in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovakia, England, Switzerland, France, Portugal and the USA as well as three personal exhibitions in Florence, Italy and Turda, Romania. In 2016, Rusu enrolled at "Tudor Jarda" Art School from Cluj, at the painting department, in order to deepen her knowledge in the field. Her teacher Felicia Racean, said
"Looking at Mrs. CARMEN CECILIA RUSU’s work, I feel a detachment from reality. We enter into another dimension. The titles lead us to a transmutation from concrete to abstract. We do not have a simple, explicit spacing, but we are entering the universe of the ego. The soul of the author is a rare avis, since she lets us decipher her, the longing for stellar traveling, the restlessness and desire to go beyond. Beyond what? And where? And all this is, because she has that comprehension, that power (..)"
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist