CRITICAL REVIEW


          The sandstone works bundle up notes, moods, tactile sensations. They conceal, and, at the same time, they reveal, incite but also clarify, uncover, while equally covering, they are affirmative and interrogative in the same time. Aniela Ovadiuc recalls thoughts, feelings, emotions. The young ceramist brings the affective memory back into the spotlight in order to reconstruct various instances of personality belonging to her or to the people around her. Every introspection and psychological inquiry is illustrated through image and word. Aniela transposes the portraits in ludic forms - puzzle or Tic-Tac-Toe - by transferring image to sandstone. 
          Interactive instalments generate sounds or stimulate space. The artist problematizes concepts such as time and communication (written or oral). What exactly defines, eternalizes or, on the contrary, purges them of all their content? In what conditions do they become absences or presences, self-definition or a way to discover others, freedom or captivity? 
          The minimalist compositions are envisaged as portraiture displays. Aniela Ovadiuc’s creations are a crossroad between shape exploitation and lapidary / concise drawing. Incisions in the material, colouristic interventions, fragments and smooth sections join to give contour to the works of young artist’s from Constanta.


Raluca Băloiu (2014)
 


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