Oneness: Anca F. Stefanescu

Oneness: Anca F. Stefanescu

Artist Anca Francesca Stefanescu interweaves the organic painting techniques of figurative art with digital geometric creations of abstract expressionism to depict the contrasts and polarities that exist in life. In her exploration of inner and outer realities, Anca invites the viewer to become a participator in the piece through their own perception. She shares how a tragic life event gave way to a peaceful acceptance of nature’s life cycle and led her to embrace oneness with herself. Anca also speaks of how the pandemic’s “pause” on normality provides an opportunity for humanity to redefine itself and to change paradigms that are no longer working.

Saffron-Rose: Ignorant bliss

Saffron-Rose: Ignorant bliss

Saffron-Rose offers viewers a glimpse into her mind, her imagination and the dreams that haunt her in her surreal paintings. Saffron opens up on how her art helps to support her mental health. She shares how she is gradually shedding the expectations put on artists to have a 'niche' and instead paints for herself: to maintain a clear mind and to enter a peaceful state of ignorant bliss.

Full circle: Eline Martherus

Full circle: Eline Martherus

Eline combines contrasting disciplines in her art practise; merging the geometric constructs found in Maths and Physics with the organic, fluid movements found through painting. Her pieces centre around ‘Hu’ the ‘Flower of Life’ which symbolises unity and eternal creation. Eline talks us through how 'Hu' influences her art; the importance and necessity of music as she works; and her aims to create art more sustainably.