Valentina’s direction in art is toward Objective Abstractionism, which contains two parts: philosophical categories and anthroposophical spiritual concepts. What is a person as a spiritual being? What is his/her purpose on Earth? These questions inspire the artist who produces work with metallic and neon acrylic paints.
Born in Moldova, in an artist family, Valentina has lived in New York City since 1996. She graduated from the College of Fine Art in Moldova and Polygraphic Institute I.Fedorova (1967-1973) in West Ukraine, Lviv. She has paintings in museum collections in Chisinau, Moscow, Lviv, Stockholm and in private collections all around Europe and the USA. Valentina has had two solo exhibitions in Moscow and group exhibitions in Moscow, Chisinau, Paris, Vilnius, Tashkent, Lviv. Her international exhibitions include in Moscow: “ Labyrinth”, “Flash Art” and Valentina participated in a Sotheby’s auction in the 90s.
- “Young painters 70s”, Moscow
- Art Monograph “Valentina Bakhchevan”, Moscow
- Encyclopedia of Moldova
- Magazine "Out Look", Moscow
- Magazine “Twinkle” Moscow
- "Artistic process in Republic of Moldova 1940-2000”
- National Calendar of Moldova
"My main goal is to create images with eternal conceptions, which come from my knowledge of Anthroposophy. It gives me positive ideology, faith in myself and spirit of the Humanity. This explained my preference for metallic and neon acrylic, as the most spiritual colors. These colors are absent directly in live nature, are free from material objective perceptions and have the energy inherent in metal and light."
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